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Vallum Magazine

About: Vallum Magazine, a biannual publication founded in 2000, is based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal, Canada) on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Vallum provides a forum for emerging artists to publish alongside more established figures, giving them exposure and confidence to continue with their artistic practices. As one of Canada’s top poetry journals with an international focus, Vallum encourages dialogue between Quebec and the rest of Canada, allowing Canadian artists to exchange ideas with acclaimed and emerging artists from the United States, Britain, Ireland, Australia, India, and other countries around the world.

Vallum publishes work that pushes boundaries and invites the exploration of different outlooks and perspectives. In addition to poetry, we also publish essays, interviews, book reviews, and visual art.

Notable past contributors include P.K. Page, Paul Muldoon, Franz Wright, Charles Simic, Les Murray, Jan Zwicky, Stephen Dunn, Karen Solie, John Kinsella, Fanny Howe, George Elliott Clarke, Andrew Motion, Erin Mouré, Peter Redgrove, Nicole Brossard, and others.

Submissions: The editors at Vallum are committed to enriching and continuing the tradition of poetry in the present day. We welcome submissions that deepen our understanding of what poetry is and can be. We encourage Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently-abled writers, LGBTQ writers, writers with mental or physical illnesses, and writers who are otherwise affected by structural inequality to submit their work for consideration.


  1. The $25 entry fee covers 1 chapbook submission of 12-20 pages.  Do not label your chapbook with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information. Please also specify how you heard about the Vallum Chapbook Award.
  2. Chapbooks may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published (individual poems appearing in the manuscript that have been published elsewhere are fine).
  3. The winning chapbook will receive publication as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series and a $300 prize, plus promotion via social media and website. Selections from the chapbook will also be published in our print and digital magazine.


$25 CDN for Canadian entrants, $25 USD for US and international entrants. Payment can be made through our Submittable account. We recognize that many of you may be struggling financially due to the COVID-19 crisis; in light of this, we are offering a reduced entry fee. Visit our Submittable page for details. Unfortunately, due to the current global crisis, we cannot accept submissions via snail mail.

If you have any questions about the submission process, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected].

Pay: 1st prize – publication & $300. Selections from the chapbook will also appear in the print and digital magazine. For more info go here.

Deadline: Submit HERE by May 30, 2021.