General Submissions Guidelines

Vallum 20:2 “Endings & Beginnings”

Deadline: May 15, 2023


Vallum does not accept fiction, plays, movie scripts, memoir, or creative non-fiction for publication. No unsolicited submissions of artwork or unsolicited chapbook manuscripts. To submit your manuscript to the Vallum Chapbook Award, please go  here. Vallum acquires First North American Serial Rights.

Poetry: Up to 7 pages
Essay: 4-6 pages
Interview : 3-5 pages
Review : 1-3 pages
Audio and video poems: Up to 3 files [Audio: MP3, Video: MP4, H.264 encoding, AAC LC audio format]

Submissions will be open April 15 – May 15, 2023. We are currently only taking poetry submissions.

Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please let us know at if a single poem should be withdrawn from consideration. We do not receive messages sent via Submittable. If your work has been published in our most recent issue, please wait one issue before submitting again, at which point we will be happy to consider more of your work.

Vallum also accepts submissions of audio and video poems for possible inclusion in the digital edition. All files must be in MP3 or MPEG-4 file format and cannot exceed 95MB in size.

Submissions are accepted through Submittable only. Each submission requires a minimum $3 donation; any donation over $20 will be issued a charitable receipt. If this amount presents a barrier to your ability to submit, please contact for a fee waiver.

Please do not mail in submissions, do not include a submission in the body of an email, and do not send submissions outside of our designated reading periods, which are specified on our Submittable page. Thank you!

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The editors at Vallum strongly encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers, LGBTQI2S+ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.