Understorey Magazine (est. 2013) publishes empowering literary works written by women writers who reside in Nova Scotia (Canada) or have connections to the province.
The staff is accepting poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (with a feminist perspective) for Issue # 11 on the theme of “Service.” Canadian writers, between the ages of 12 and 21 who identify as female, are invited to submit poetry and prose that interpret the theme: What does it mean to serve, to be in service, or to be of service.
Because Understorey’s mission is to publish diverse opinions, styles, and viewpoints, especially the voices of underrepresented writers, the editors favor personal stories, whether as poetry or prose. They welcome conventional short stories, essays and verse, including letters, rants, narratives, discourse, or any form of storytelling.
Word length: under 1500 words for prose; submit up to five poems per submission.
*Payment: $30-$60 per submission.
Deadline: June 15, 2017. Read submission guidelines at Understorey’s website.
Katherine J. Barrett is founder and editor-in-chief.
* (Pay rate in 2016 was $40-$65/submission)