Creative writers are invited to submit their best prose and poetry to Augur Magazine, a new Kickstarter-funded Canadian literary publication that eludes classification–literature that could be “too speculative” or “not speculative enough.”
Augur Magazine’s goal is to publish at least 75% Canadian and Aboriginal content, granting new opportunities to the vibrant communities of speculative fiction writers in the North.
Writers are invited to submit realist pieces that border on the dreamlike or surreal; speculative stories that are close to realist; and any type of literary fantasy/science fiction/slipstream/speculative fiction. Both young adult and adult themes are welcome. The editors want to underscore intersectional narratives as depicted by characters, storytelling, and author representation.
Word length: 1250-6K words for fiction stories; under 1250 words for flash fiction; under 5 pages for poetry (the shorter, the better).
Payment: $50 per fiction story; $25 per flash fiction; $20 per poem.
Writers can peruse a free preview issue of Augur Magazine online to acquaint themselves with the publication.
Reading period closes: November 15, 2017.