Loft on EIGHTH Press
For Future Reference as we have accepted until Fall 2020:
We will accept fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry for bi-monthly literary happy hour
Inner City Stories Writers Wanted to be published and featured as one of our bi-monthly literary happy hours writers
Loft on EIGHTH is a small press promoting local writers and stories, currently specializing in one story chapbook publications. Through our Inner City Stories, Long Lunch Quick Reads, and Tent Peg series, we publish approximately 40 titles a year by both emerging and established writers. Some of the writers we have published include Aritha van Herk, Weyman Chan, and Deborah Willis, but many of our writers count their work with Loft on EIGHTH as one of their first publications.
Loft on EIGHTH is currently accepting submissions under 5000 words for Inner City Stories. We are looking for works of fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and collections of poetry to inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape Calgary through the complexity, history, beauty and stories of our inner inner-city communities.
What is it about Calgary’s older neighbourhoods that draws you in? It is the modern-day hustle and bustle or something more nostalgic? Your grandmother’s house, a corner store, a tale you once heard about a cat that everyone claimed was theirs?
Submissions do not necessarily have to be about that an inner-city neighborhood, but should at least have a brush with it. Something that, when read, makes us connect more deeply with our understanding of Calgary.
We’re looking for energy on the paper and submissions that are emotionally grounded, that compels us and will grab the reader by the lapels. And that setting? We want to know the curbs, the trees, that creepy house down the street, the corner store intimately…
Successful submissions will be published as a chapbook and featured as one of our bi-monthly literary happy hours, held on a Friday from 5-7pm. Writers are paid $100 along. Readers are treated to a reading, a chapbook, Village beer and snacks.
Nonfiction: We publish short nonfiction and/or personal narrative and/or creative nonfiction around 5000 words.
Fiction: We publish short stories up to 5000 words.
Poetry: We publish poetry collections ( the equivalent of 20 pages, 12 point font).
Drama: We publish scripts up to 20 pages, 12 point font
Photography/Art: We publish art and photo essays with text by the artist.
SUBMIT/QUERIES TO: email@example.com with the subject heading "Inner City Stories"
Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but previously published material is not considered. Please include a short bio (50-75 words) with your submission. In order to publish your work in chapbook form we require First North American Serial Rights. Upon publication, the written rights are returned to the author. We request the Right to maintain all pieces published indefinitely (without further payment to the writer) in the Loft 112 archives.