Call for Submissions

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted or shared the word. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates. 

NOISE Anthology is currently seeking submissions from writers living in Canada.

NOISE is joy as revolution, celebration as protest, creativity through crisis. Potential themes that can be explored include silence, sound, visibility, rebellion, triumph, permanence, mutability, and community.

The editors, Carmen Tiampo, Nadine Clark, and Geoffrey Gideon, are current and former UBC Creative Writing students who have been affected by recent events in CanLit. NOISE is a response to these events, but is not intended to be about them. We will not silence or censor writers, but we ask that writers respect the privacy of those involved and consider the emotional impact their works may produce.

We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, lyrics, and graphic forms that celebrate creativity and remind us that writing is first an act of rebellion. Fiction and nonfiction pieces should be no longer than 3000 words, poetry and lyrics no longer than 75 lines, and graphic forms no longer than 5 pages.

You may submit up to five poems but only one submission per genre for fiction, nonfiction, lyrics, and graphic forms. Submissions in multiple genres are accepted. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept previously published material.

Please consider the following quotes as inspiration for your work:

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” ― Osho

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ― Albert Camus

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” ― Albert Camus

In response to concerns about silencing and censorship in CanLit, NOISE will give a voice to emerging and unestablished writers who have been impacted by recent events and their aftermath, and especially those who have been disenfranchised by mainstream CanLit. Our hope is to foster relationships between writers by building a community where these voices are welcomed, cherished, and supported.  

To submit your work to NOISE, please send your submission in .doc or .docx format to Contributors will receive two free copies of the anthology.

The deadline for submissions is midnight (PST) on December 31, but works submitted earlier than that will be greatly appreciated.