Clubs Week – Fall 2017

Be sure to stop by and chat with us this Clubs Week! Grab some back issues and learn more about our bi-annual creative publication. We can’t wait to see you there!



Have a great idea for a theme?

Hello readers! We are currently trying to decide on a theme for Issue 23 and we would love to hear suggestions from you. If you have an idea that would make a great themed issue, send it to or chat with any of our editors!

Here are some themes/inspirations we’ve done in the past:

  • Translation/Language
  • Supernatural
  • Viral
  • Thievery
  • Magnification
  • Symbols
  • Gender
  • Rebirth

If you’ve got ideas, send them our way!

Issue 22 Call for Submissions

NōD is calling for your best poetry, prose and artwork to feature in Issue 22! This issue is unthemedNōD accepts poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and visual art from all writers and artists. You do not need to be a part of the University of Calgary community to publish with us, but we especially encourage University of Calgary undergraduate students to submit! Our deadline is Friday, October 20th. It’s a good idea to read some back issues and the pieces on our blog to get an idea of the kind of work we love. You can order back issues on our tictail shop!

Check out our full submission guidelines here and send your best work to

We can’t wait to read your work!

Upcoming: Editor Faves

Hello! Sorry it’s been a while, we’ve been busy behind the scenes with relaxing after our awesome launch at Shelf Life Books. But not to worry, we aren’t going anywhere– we’re in the middle of figuring out the restructuring of our editing team (because, alas, some of us are graduating and cannot continue to be part of such a fun magazine) but we will keep you in the loop on where we are with that (so far, we’ve decided we should think on it).

In the meantime, we’re going to be launching our “Editor Faves” from Issue 21. If you were around in January, then you know about our “Snippets” from Issue 20. This is pretty much the same deal, but instead of jointly deciding which pieces to feature on our blog, each editor is picking one to share with you– that way you can get a feel for what we like and also get to check out some super cool work! We’re launching our first Editor Fave tomorrow, so get ready 🙂

Issue 21 Launch Preparation

Okay, here’s the low-downfor if you haven’t ever been to one of our launches before:

  1. Have a bath. Preferably with a bath bomb, salts, or bubbles. And a cat, you have permission to borrow your neighbour’s if you are lacking a cat.
  2. Read a book of poetry. A whole book. Preferably from a local-ish poet. (Image below is to help visualize steps 1 & 2. Poem courtesy of Robert Kroetsch’s collection “Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait”)
  3. Drink half a bottle of wine (or a full bottle–we won’t judge)
  4. Realise you’re late for the launch
  5. Throw on whatever clothes you have closest to you
  6. Forget to dry your hair
  7. Come down to Shelf Life Books


Alternatively, if you are just getting off of work (or hate baths, cats, and poetry–wait, are you a real person?) you can just swing by Shelf Life Books at 7pm to hear some awesome readers featured in Issue 21 and/or on this blog!

Issue 21 Launch Party at Shelf Life Books

Good afternoon everyone! Just a quick note to remind you that today is the day–we are launching our beautiful Issue 21 at Shelf Life Books in Calgary at 7pm tonight! (Be there or be square!).

Also, how about a shout-out to Shelf Life? Aren’t they fantastic for hosting us? If you don’t know, we have our launch party at a different venue for each Issue, just to make it special, and this launch is at Shelf Life.

Shelf Life is a cute book store in Calgary on 4th street and 13th ave SW. They regularly host magazine launches (like ours! and filling Station’s, which is next week, May 3rd) and book launches. Actually, they have cool events all the time. Check out their Facebook page for more info: . If you’re in Calgary you should probably check them out (and if you’re not in Calgary then you need to ask yourself why you aren’t here). Here’s a link to Shelf Life Books’s website: and if you’re on Instagram you should follow them because they post pictures of books and a really cute dog. Anyway, hope to see you in a few hours!

Back Issues & Issue 21 Launch

Good morning! The countdown is on– only 57 hours until we gather with you lovely people at Shelf Life Books! Can you believe it’s so close? And you haven’t even picked up our last issue yet (or you got that one but not the one before it) and you were really meaning to get a copy before Issue 21 came out. Don’t worry about it–we’ve all been there, and that’s why we have a handy-dandy online shop! You don’t need to stress about tracking us down in our office at the UofC campus (especially if you’re from out of town)–you can purchase a back issue right from this blog post!

Here’s the link to our online shop:

If you want a back issue this is the place to get it because we won’t be carrying copies with us to the launch of Thursday. The link is also available anytime through our “shop” link on this website (right next to our “mandate” and “submission” buttons).

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Issue 21 Launch Details!

Hello! Are you excited for Issue 21? We are, and we’d love if you can join us! It’s happening April 27 (in 24 days!) at Shelf Life Books. It’s a Thursday and it’s after final exams at the UofC, so you have no excuse not to join us. We start at 7pm and have some lovely readers and a musician lined up to celebrate this launch!Nod Launch Pic.jpg

Upcoming: Community Interviews

Another update for our supporters and writerly community: starting next Thursday we will be launching bi-weekly interviews with contributors and/or grad students in the Calgary area. These interviews will alternate with the Editor Features so be sure to check our page every week! Thank you for all your support, we couldn’t do it without you!

Upcoming: Editor Features!

Hello NōD fans, supporters, contributors, readers, and any of you who randomly stumbled across our magazine and website! Starting today we will be launching a bi-weekly “Editor Feature” where one of our editors will contribute a piece of their own writing! We’re excited to show you the creative side of ourselves, and we hope it bolsters your confidence to submit and share your work with us! Happy reading, from the NōD team