SUBMITTING TO CARTE BLANCHE: SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR ISSUE 45 (OPEN THEME)

At carte blanche we believe there is more than one way to tell a story. Our mandate is to provide a venue for narrative of all forms from fiction and nonfiction, to poetry and photo essays.
carte blanche is published three times a year: in the winter, spring/summer, and fall.

Submissions for issue 45 will be accepted from January 10th to March 10th 2023.
All successful contributors will receive an honararium along with publication in the magazine.

We accept original, previously unpublished submissions through our online submission form ONLY. If you have problems using our submission form, please send us an e-mail at
editors@carte-blanche.org. All selected contributors are paid for their work.

Visit our past issues to get a sense of the work we publish.

carte blanche acknowledges the intersectionality of individuals’ lived experiences and aims to provide a welcoming and safe space for racialized and marginalized voices in Quebec, Canada, and beyond.

We encourage and welcome submissions by individuals who identity as LGBTQ2S+, BIPOC, disabled, and those who live with mental health challenges or neurodivergence.

Please make sure to read a recent issue and our guidelines before sending in your work.

To allow our editors to read your work with care within a reasonable time frame, we have added a submission cap for the poetry section, so please submit early. If you find that our account is full, please stay tuned for our next submission period in a few months. We do not accept unsolicited submissions by email.

Please read a recent issue, and our guidelines before you send your work.

Thank you for considering carte blanche for your work. 

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We're looking for comics that have a story to tell, that explore the boundaries of narrative within the comics form. 

We're open to all styles, subjects, shapes, and sizes, but keep in mind that your comic will be displayed on the web using our image gallery.

Please submit your files at web resolution (72dpi) in one file (PDF or ZIP) with an artist's biography of 75 words or less, and any relevant links. 

All files should be named with their proper titles as you would like them to be displayed on the site. Note: If your piece is selected, you may be asked to submit print-ready files for a print-on-demand copy of your issue.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

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Tell a story in 12 photos or less. Together, your photos should create a narrative – whether abstract or concrete.

Send a ZIP or PDF file with your work pasted in and include a statement, captions, and any other relevant text. If your work is selected for publication, we will contact you for a high-res version of the photo essay. A low-res version is adequate for submitting. 

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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As of 2021, we have instated a submission cap. Please submit early -- we will not accept late submissions by email.

We welcome poems in any form. Limit: Maximum 3 poems per person per submission round.

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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We accept English translations of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written originally in French. If possible, please include the original work on which the translation is based.

If we like your piece and choose to publish it, you will be required to provide proof of permission from the copyright holder of the original work to translate and publish the translation. Obtaining permission can take time, so please do so before you submit!

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

We consider nonfiction narratives including memoir, personal essay, and literary journalism. Creative nonfiction submissions should be factual. Any changes to names to protect privacy should be indicated in an author’s note. 

Maximum 3500 words.

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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We accept all kinds of fiction. Maximum 3500 words (1 story can be up to 3500 words, 2+ stories must be 3500 words or under total).

Please read a recent issue and our guidelines, and please take note of the issue theme before you send your work.

We encourage you to submit to carte blanche no more than once a year unless solicited by an editor.

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