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P – Paddler Press Call for Submissions. Theme: “Changes”

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

At Paddler Press, we are outdoors people and our site pages are named accordingly to canoe trip lingo. The Put In is where the trip begins. The Trip Log is a reminder of where we’ve been, the details of The JourneyThe Portage is where we get out of our boats, stretch our legs, and carry our junk to the next put in. The Campfire is where we drink coffee, tell stories (for the umpteenth time), laugh, and many time, just sit and reflect.

Volume 6’s theme is Changes. This issue will be released in October, when many of us will be putting the summer things away and embracing the crisp fall air, early frosts, and beautiful colours. Changes can be physical or philosophical, real or imagined. What are changes to you?

All work should reflect the theme of Changes as you interpret it. If you’re not sure, please send it in anyway. We’d love to read your work.

Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines are pretty straightforward. Please read, Especially #2.

  1. Please submit up to five original poems in one .docx or PDF file attached to your email. We are looking for poems that are not overly long, and would also enjoy and encourage micro-poetry. If you’re not sure, send it along anyway. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but let us know if your work is picked up elsewhere (and huge congratulations!). Poems should be previously unpublished. Poems appearing on your personal blog or social media are fine, though we’d love to be able to share brand new works with the world. Include a third-person bio of 100 words or so. Please limit your recent publications to three or four. Include social media handles if you’d like and we’ll support you online. Send your work to
  2. Please use last name – submission as the subject and the name of your document. This makes finding your work in our downloads folder much easier. Really. Please. I beg of you. Why won’t people do this?

I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as I can. If you don’t hear from me within a month after submitting, give me a shout. Life gets busy and this isn’t my regular gig.


September 9
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Paddler Press


Paddler Press