Please note that submissions are now closed.

  • Poetry : 4-7 poems (Please submit by snail mail only. No unsolicited chapbook manuscripts. To enter the Vallum Chapbook Award, details can be found here.)
  • Essay : 4-6 pages
  • Interview : 3-5 pages
  • Review : 1-3 pages
  • Letter to the editor : up to 1 page
  • Audio and video poems: 1-3 files [Audio: Mp3, 15mb (max). Video: MP4, H.264 encoding, AAC LC audio format, 30mb (max).]

We pay our contributors!

Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Ideal submissions are well-crafted, fresh and edgy. We 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. We are open to most styles, whether experimental or traditional – though issues are usually put together with an underlying theme in mind, so not all poetry can be accepted, even if it is genius!

Please do not submit unsolicited chapbook manuscripts or artwork. No simultaneous submissions. Essay and review submissions must follow MLA Style guidelines. Vallum acquires First North American Serial Rights.

If you require a written reply, please include a SASE with sufficient Canadian postage or an International Reply Coupon.  Alternatively, we would be happy to respond by e-mail, and strongly urge you to consider this option. Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we cannot confirm receipt of any submissions.

Vallum also accepts submissions of audio and video poems for possible inclusion in the digital edition. All files must be in MP3 or MPEG-4 file format and cannot exceed 95MB in size. Files should be submitted through Vallum's online submission manager, found here.

Poetry, interviews, reviews, essays, audio, video, and letters to the editor are accepted year-round, though, because our issues are generally themed, we ask that you please consider this when submitting your poetry.

Issue 15:1's theme is "MEMORY AND LOSS"-- send us your best work! (Deadline: November 15th, 2017; postmarked)


Poems are accepted by regular mail only

Poets may also send books for review consideration.


Vallum's mailing address has changed! (Please update your records)

5038 Sherbrooke West
PO BOX 23077 CP Vendome
Montreal, QC H4A 1T0


(For essays, reviews, interviews, sound, video, & letters to the editor -- No poetry.)




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