Our submission procedure has changed: we have moved to the submissions manager Moksha, rather than taking submissions via email. See further down this page for details and how to submit!
We are currently reading for Issue 14, which will be published around the beginning of February, 2021. The deadline for consideration for this issue is January 1, 2021. We do not, and never will, charge submissions fees.
We publish prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) up to 10,000 words long. We will consider pieces longer than 10,000 words, but they need to earn their length.
We pay $20 per piece.
If your piece is longer than 1000 words, please submit only one piece. If your pieces are fewer than 1000 words each, feel free to submit several pieces at once.
We are looking for innovative short fiction from diverse voices. Our preference is for the strange, the experimental and the boundary-pushing, but we are open to a wide range of styles and voices.
We accept submissions of 1-8 poems, depending on the length of the poems.
We prefer poetry submissions to be 10 pages or fewer. You can certainly send us longer submissions, particularly if you are submitting a long poem, but longer submissions need to earn their length.
We pay $20 per batch of poems we publish.
Our preference is for innovative verse that pushes the boundaries of poetry, but we are open to a wide range of styles and voices.
Please submit only once per reading period.
We do not accept reviews submitted through Moksha. If you are interested in writing a review for us, please query us first at thetemzreview[at]gmail[dot]com. We are interested in reviews of Canadian small press titles and of works in translation.
Simultaneous Submissions Welcome!
We welcome simultaneous submissions, provided you notify us and/or withdraw a piece that is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Submissions Manager: Moksha
Unlike with Submittable, you do not need to create an account in order to submit through Moksha. The submissions process is very easy: simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.