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Announcing the TCR Biofiction Contest!

We invite work that mines personal experience to create lively, vivid stories — these may unfold as poems, prose, or some combination thereof. As always, we’re particularly keen to see venturesome work that departs from standard narratives. We’re seeking short bio-texts — 500 words max.

Judges: Meredith Quartermain and Peter Quartermain.

Submission Window: September 15th to October 15th 2018 via Submittable.

Fee*: $25 for Canadian entries, $35 for US/international entries. Free entry for Indigenous writers  please submit your work via For all writers, if the entry fee is prohibitive, please write to us at

Length: up to 500 words

*Each entry includes a one-year subscription to The Capilano Review. If you already have a subscription, we will extend your subscription or sign up a friend!

Please include your name, email, and mailing address on the cover letter but no identification on the pages of your submission.


Before you submit your work, please note:
  • There are currently no open calls for submission. The next submission window will be in the winter. Please check back for exact dates.
  • TCR is no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions of fiction.
  • We welcome proposals for submissions to our see-to-see section that includes 300 word reviews of upcoming or recent events. Please send your brief proposal and bio to
  • Each issue of TCR includes art, fiction, and interviews sourced and commissioned by the editor. Most of the poetry we publish is also solicited; however, we do publish one or two unsolicited works in each issue.
  • It may take four to six months for us to respond to your submission.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us if your work is placed elsewhere.
  • We buy First North American serial rights and limited, non-exclusive digital rights. Copyright reverts to the author upon publication.
  • Contributors are paid $50 per published page to a maximum of $150.

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