NōD 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! This page will be periodically updated with the theme of each upcoming issue.
To submit, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “[Issue] Submission: [Submitter’s Name]”. Submissions of writing must be attached to your email as a Word document. NōD Magazine also accepts submissions via carrier pigeon or telepathic transmission. Please ensure that your document is double-spaced, in twelve (12) point Times New Roman. If your document requires specific spacing, such as with poetry submissions, the double-spacing requirement may be waived.
NōD Magazine especially encourages underrepresented voices to submit their work for consideration, including but not limited to: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled writers.
Poetry: Send up to 5 pieces and no more than 10 pages. Please send all pieces in one word document with each poem starting on a new page.
Prose: Send up to 8 pages of prose. This can be multiple flash fiction pieces, one story up to 8 pages or any combination you’d like. Please send all pieces in one document with new pieces starting on a new page.
Art work/Visual Pieces: Submissions of visual artwork must be attached to your email as a .png file of the highest quality resolution you can manage. Please do not send us links to portfolios or a dropbox. We want to see what you think is your best work, don’t make us dig for it!
Please include a brief bio of about fifty (50) words as well as your mailing address with your submission. Your name and bio should appear only in the body of your email, not in your attached submission.
NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. You can submit to NōD as much as you like, but please wait to hear back from us before submitting again.
Contributors featured in the magazine will receive a free copy of that issue and an invitation to read at the launch in Calgary. Due to shipping costs, international contributors will receive a free PDF of the issue. If you are a University of Calgary student, your work is also eligible to be featured in one of our smaller publications, such as a broadside or chapbook produced between full issues of the magazine. Should your work be accepted, we may also feature your work on our blog in the weeks leading up to the launch of an issue.
NōD Magazine has also begun accepting submissions of creative non-fiction for our website! Send us your book reviews, literary analyses, essays, ramblings, and other issue-themed non-fiction work for publication on our blog. The submission guidelines for blog submissions are the same as the guidelines outlined above, except that our word limit is 2000 words. Our blog will be updated weekly, provided we have the submissions to fill this quota.
Please give us three (3) months to respond before sending an inquiry about your work.
The Submission Deadline for Issue #26 has passed. We are accepting submissions on an ongoing basis for our fall issue. We’d love to read your work!