Submissions Are Currently Closed

Our theme for the upcoming issue is ‘Transit’—whether you’re writing about liminality and transition, travel and borders, or even taking it literally and sending us a poem about the TTC, all submissions are welcome. (Note: the submission period for the 2019 issue has officially passed.)

Echolocation looks for submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry! We’ll publish our top submissions and pay all contributors for their work.

Echolocation encourages submissions from poets and prosers working and living on the margins, and we reserve space in our journal to showcase and celebrate their work. We want writing from writers belonging to, but not limited within the LGBTQ+, disabled, minority, sick, survivor, racialized, Indigenous, immigrant, newcomer, and low-income communities. We promise to make this journal a platform that honours their work and their terms. We welcome equity submissions.


Submission Guidelines

Please email submissions to with your submission type in the subject heading, followed by your name ([FICTION] Jane Doe). Text should be in a standard font type (ie. Times New Roman or Cambria/Calibri), and preferably size 12. Please omit your name and contact information from the body of the document prior to submission. We consider simultaneous submissions, just give us a heads-up if another journal accepts your work.

Fiction & Creative Non-Fiction Submission Guidelines

The max length for prose submissions is 3000 words, with a two submission maximum. If emailing in multiple prose submissions, please attach them as separate files.

Poetry Submission Guidelines

Echolocation will accept up to five separate poems per poet or up to ten pages of poetry.


If you’re interested in submitting a piece of writing not listed above (such as a review or interview) we encourage you to get in touch! Email us with a 200-300 word pitch for the piece you’d like to write and we’ll try to get back to you as quickly as possible.