Submissions
Send us your poetry to be featured on our website — for McGill students and recent alumni.

Current theme for submissions: Solace

Hello. Welcome to Snaps. Our theme for the next few weeks is our way of bringing comfort to each other as the days grow colder.  We invite you to ask yourself: Where does hope come from? What does it mean to find comfort in the midst of a barren world? Can small mercies turn a sour day into a lovely one? How do you feel when you spot a cardinal among the cracked, empty branches of the lonesome trees? We invite you to submit works related to this theme, though if you would like to share something a little different, we may still consider it. Happy writing <3

Guidelines

  • We accept poetry, short fiction, and inter-media pieces. We encourage pieces with visual components!

  • Each piece will be accompanied by a visual on the website. If you'd like to send an original image please do, if not we will provide one!

  • Please submit everything in a single file

  • You may submit a maximum of five pieces at once

  • We will only publish one piece at a time from each poet

  • We will only consider unpublished writing (personal blog/social media is fine)

  • Short fiction:  2 page limit, Poetry: 40 line limit 

  • All works must follow the values outlined in our community guidelines

How to Submit

  • Send your poem(s) as a pdf or word document to mcswayclub@gmail.com with the subject line "last name, first name: Snaps Submission"
  • Please include the title of your work in the email
  • Please include a short, third person bio with your submission

Decisions

  • We publish poetry on a rolling basis, with a cap of 3-4 works published per month
  • We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible once a decision has been made regarding your submission, ideally within one month
  • Please do not submit again until you have received a decision from us about your previous submission
  • Note on social media sharing: if your work is selected, we may feature your artwork and/or excerpts of your poems on our Instagram page.