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NōD Magazine

NōD Magazine is the University of Calgary's sole creative writing publication. We publish poetry, prose, and visual artwork. Anyone is welcome to submit.




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Membership costs $5 per year, which gains you access to our mailing list, volunteering opportunities, free entrance to launch parties, discounts on all physical and online publications, and access to General Meetings. Membership is restricted to University of Calgary and ACAD students and alumni.   

Submission Guidelines:

To submit, send an email to with the subject line “[Issue] Submission: [Submitter’s Name]”.  Submissions of writing must be attached to your email as a .pdf file or Word document. Please ensure that your document is double-spaced, in 12 point Times New Roman, and is no longer than 15 pages. If your document requires specific spacing, such as with poetry submissions, the double-spacing requirement may be waived. Submissions of visual artwork must be attached to your email as a .png or .pdf file, and must be no longer than five (5) pages. The name of the file submitted should be the title of the work, with no reference to your name. NōD Magazine also accepts submissions via carrier pigeon or telepathic transmission.

Please include a brief bio of about fifty (50) words and, if you’d like, a photo of yourself as a separate .png or .pdf attachment. Your name and bio should appear only in the body of your email, not in your attached submission.

NōD Magazine accepts only unpublished work. We do accept work simultaneously submitted to other publications, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere before we get back to you. You can submit to NōD as much as you like, but please wait to hear back from us before submitting again.

Contributors featured in the magazine will receive a free .pdf copy of that issue, an invitation to read at the launch, and a discount on all physical copies of the issue. If you are a University of Calgary student, your work is also eligible to be featured in one of our smaller publications, such as a broadside or chapbook produced between full issues of the magazine.

NōD Magazine has also begun accepting submissions of creative non-fiction for our website! Send us your book reviews, literary analyses, essays, ramblings, and other issue-themed non-fiction work for publication on our blog, The submission guidelines for blog submissions are the same as the guidelines outlined above, except that there is a word limit of 2000 words. Our blog will be updated twice weekly, provided we have the submissions to fill this quota.

Please give us three (3) months to respond before sending an inquiry about your work.