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 with the subject line “[Issue] Submission: [Submitter’s Name]”.  Submissions of writing must be attached to your email as a Word document.

Please ensure that your document is double-spaced, in twelve (12) point Times New Roman, and is no longer than ten (10) pages. If your document requires specific spacing, such as with poetry submissions, the double-spacing requirement may be waived. Submissions of visual artwork must be attached to your email as a .png file of the highest quality resolution you can manage, and must be no longer than five (5) pieces. The name of the file submitted should be the title of the work, with no reference to your name. NōD Magazine also accepts submissions via carrier pigeon or telepathic transmission.

Please include a brief bio of about fifty (50) words. 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NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work.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 work simultaneously submitted to other publications, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere before we get back to you. 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. 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.

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 there is a word limit of 2000 words. Our blog will be updated twice 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.

Upcoming Issues:

Issue #21: Unthemed

Submission deadline: March 17th, 2017

Launch date/location: April 27th, Shelf Life Books 7pm