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F – Super Canucks: An Anthology of Small-Town Canadian Superheroes: Canadian Superhero

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Super Canucks: An anthology of small-town Canadian superheroes
Coming Fall 2025
We’re looking for stories from across Canada that push the usual superhero tropes while shining a spotlight on unique corners of Canada. We want stories set in and around the nation’s more often overlooked locales—isolated small towns, remote reservations, bedroom communities, and other underrepresented areas of Canada. Give us rural superheroes, backwater supervillains, and tales of characters/communities at a crossroads.How does place impact your character? Are they unable to reconcile their superpowers with their residence or is it the people who pose the problem? Does your hero struggle to maintain a secret identity where everyone knows everyone or do they find that familiarity weirdly comforting given the challenges of being superpowered?
Submission Guidelines: 

  • Word Count: 500-3500
  • Our editors are based in Northern Ontario, but our contributors can be from across Canada.
  • Canadian characters living their ‘super’ lives while still retaining their national/regional identity/connection.
  • Stories that know the tropes and cliches—those applied to superheroes and Canada both—and either explore or subvert them.
  • Heroes that reconcile their superpowers with the limits of their home—geographic, political, economic…heck, tie in the weather—so long as they’re original characters with strong connections to specific parts/cultures of Canada.
  • Have your protagonists face situations unique to our nation/their region thereof. These can be silly or serious, inspired by reality or entirely fictional.
  • Tell us about everyday Canadians. Folks often excluded from mainstream literature—the ignored, overlooked, and undervalued. (Including cultures, genders/sexual orientations, ages, economic groups, and faiths.)
  • Genre-busting tales are encouraged. A superhero mystery or an origin story couched as a romance. Submitted stories do not have to be about superheroes per say (tales of supervillains and anti-heroes are welcome), but should tie into that theme in some way.
  • Please avoid extreme violence, unnecessary profanity, and/or graphic sexual content.
  • Submission deadline: April 21, 2024
  • Submit to: editor@latitude46publishing.com

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://latitude46publishing.com/super-canucks-call-for-submissions/

Venue

Super Canucks

Organizer

Latitude 46 Publishing
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