Written by Ella Peary

BlueHouse Journal: Now Seeking Submissions

BlueHouse Journal is a Canadian publisher of poetry and creative nonfiction, as well as experimental and hybrid forms. They are “focused on the construction of the written self,” and they aim to explore the use of “I” in writing. To get a sense of what they publish, you can read past issues online.

BlueHouse was launched in 2019, and since then they’ve published five editions of the online journal. Each issue is themed and contains work from around 35 contributors. Past themes include “Water,” “Yellow,” and “Lists.”

In addition to standard poems and creative essays, BlueHouse publishes a wide variety of experimental and hybrid writing. They publish erasures, comics, visual poems, audio poems, scenes from plays, and more. But they do not publish traditional fiction of any kind.

Now through December 15, BlueHouse is seeking submissions for their upcoming issue, themed “Questions.”

Poets may submit up to three poems, 50 lines or fewer each. Authors of prose may submit up to three pieces, 2,000 words or fewer each. Authors of hybrid or experimental writing may submit up to three pieces, 2,000 words or 50 lines or fewer each.

BlueHouse also accepts creative reviews on a wide variety of topics. They’re especially interested in experimental reviews and reviews that address topics other than books. Examples include food, music, films, and the act of writing itself. Reviews can be 200 to 2,000 words.

BlueHouse accepts submissions via email, not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

BlueHouse only accepts submissions that adhere to the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to BlueHouse, please visit their website here.


Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.

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