Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Ideal submissions are well-crafted, fresh and edgy. We are committed to enriching and continuing the tradition of poetry in the present day. We welcome submissions that deepen our understanding of what poetry is and can be. We are open to most styles, whether experimental or traditional – though issues are usually put together with an underlying theme in mind, so not all poetry can be accepted, even if it is genius!

Grâce au programme « Quand l’art prend l’air » du Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Vallum entreprend un excitant projet! Notre projet de poésie publique consistera en des installations audio apportant de la poésie à divers quartiers de Montréal. Les installations présenteront de la poésie écrite et enregistrée par des poètes montréalais.es, canadien.ne.s et de l’international, mettant l’accent sur les résident.es de Montréal.

Il nous semble important dans cette période difficile et propice à l’isolement de sentir notre appartenance à une communauté et de se sentir connecté.es non seulement à nos quartiers, mais à divers segments démographiques, d’autres villes et pays du monde.

Nous vous invitons à soumettre vos enregistrements poétiques audio afin qu’ils soient considérés pour le projet de poésie publique de Vallum. Si vous avez soumis de la poésie audio à Vallum dans le passé et souhaitez qu’elle soit considérée pour ce projet, svp envoyez-nous le fichier à nouveau. Les poètes dont les poèmes seront sélectionnés recevront une somme de 50$.

Le projet se déroulera du 10 au 17 octobre 2020, culminant avec le lancement digital de Vallum 17:2 « Space ». Durant le lancement, des enregistrements des poèmes de lectrices et lecteurs seront diffusés par le projet de poésie publique de Vallum.  

Directives de soumission:

  • 2 poèmes maximum par soumission (chaque poème doit être envoyé sous forme de fichier audio séparé)
  • 100 mb maximum par poème
  • 10 min maximum par poème
  • Français ou anglais (ou les deux!)
  • SVP utilisez les formats de fichiers suivants: .WAV, .FLAC, .AIFF, or .ALAC
  • Inclure une page de présentation séparée indiquant votre nom, courriel, adresse postale, bio d’auteur.e et d’autrice ainsi que la durée de votre fichier audio

Les oeuvres ne doivent pas avoir été publiées précédemment (sauf si elles ont été publiées par Vallum)

Si le 3$ de frais constitue une barrière pour vous, écrivez-nous simplement à info@vallummag.com

Nous sommes rempli.e.s de gratitude à l’égard des trois organisations participantes qui accueilleront les installations à l’extérieur de leurs établissements:  

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185 rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montréal, Quebec H2X 3X5

Librairie The Word Bookstore
469 rue Milton, Montréal, Québec H2X 1W3

Fonderie Darling
745 Ottawa St, Montréal, Québec H3C 1R8

Vallum Public Poetry Project / Vallum projet de poésie publique 


Thanks to the Conseil des Arts des Montreal’s Art Out in the Open program, Vallum will be carrying out an exciting new project! The Vallum Public Poetry Project/projet de poésie publique Vallum will be an outdoor audio installation bringing poetry to neighbourhoods throughout Montreal, in collaboration with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), Fonderie Darling, and The Word Bookstore. The installation will feature poetry written and recorded by Montreal, Quebecois, Canadian, and International poets, with a specific focus on Montreal residents.

It is important in these difficult and isolating times to feel a sense of community, and to feel connected not only to different neighbourhoods, but also different demographics, cities, and countries in the world.

We welcome you to submit recordings of your poetry for consideration to be featured in the installation! If you have submitted audio poetry to Vallum in the past and would like us to consider it, please resend the recording. Poets whose poems are chosen, will receive a $50 honourarium. 

The project will run from October 10-17th, culminating with the live digital launch of Vallum 17:2 "Space." During the launch, recordings' of the readers' poems will play through the Vallum Public Poetry Project installation.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 2 poems maximum per submission (each poem should be sent as a separate audio file)
  • 100 mb maximum per poem
  • 10 min playtime maximum per poem
  • French or English (or both!)
  • Please use one of the following file types: .WAV, .FLAC, .AIFF, or .ALAC
  • Include a separate cover letter with your name, email, physical address, author bio (50 words max), the title of your poem, and runtime

Work should be UNPUBLISHED (unless it was featured previously in Vallum)

Please send all submissions through this Submittable form. If the $3 processing fee is a barrier for you, please email us at info@vallummag.com. 


We are incredibly grateful to the three participating organizations, who will be hosting the installation outside of their establishments:

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
185 rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X5

The Word Bookstore
469 rue Milton, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1W3

Fonderie Darling
745 rue Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec H3C 1R8


Vallum (VSEAL) strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQI2S, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers or persons with mental or physical challenges, and all who are otherwise affected by structural inequality. Under no circumstances does Vallum tolerate bigoted, violent or sexually abusive content.

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Vallum (VSEAL) encourage vivement les soumissions de LGBTQI2S, écrivains autochtones, écrivains de couleur, écrivains non conformes au genre, écrivains ayant des capacités différentes ou personnes ayant des problèmes physiques ou mentaux, et tous ceux qui sont autrement affectés par une inégalité structurelle. Vallum ne tolère en aucun cas un contenu sectaire, violent ou sexuellement abusif.

Submissions for Vallum 18:1 are now open! The theme is "Invisibility."

Sometimes the obvious is before us and we don’t see anything. Something may or may not be present. At other times, we, ourselves, feel invisible. In our current world, people often fear that what is invisible is tangible, real and perhaps a threat. At other times, the invisible may be something supernatural, a feeling, a movement to, or from, a dream-world. What are some of your encounters with the “Invisible?” SEND US YOUR BEST POEMS.

***Unfortunately, due to the current global crisis, Vallum cannot accept submissions via snail mail. ***

DEADLINE: November 15th, 2020

Vallum is interested in original and previously unpublished work. Ideal submissions are well-crafted, fresh and edgy. We are committed to enriching and continuing the tradition of poetry in the present day. We welcome submissions that deepen our understanding of what poetry is and can be. We are open to most styles, whether experimental or traditional – though issues are usually put together with an underlying theme in mind, so not all poetry can be accepted, even if it is genius!

* Submission fee: We charge a minimum fee of $3 per submission when submitting online. We use this fee to help cover reading fees and printing costs. Any contribution over $10 will be considered a donation and we will issue a charitable tax receipt. If the $3 minimum entry fee is a financial barrier to you submitting your work to Vallum, please email us at info@vallummag.com for details of how to submit.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
 

  • Poetry : 4-7 poems 
  • Essay : 4-6 pages
  • Interview : 3-5 pages
  • Review : 1-3 pages
  • Letter to the editor : up to 1 page
  • Audio and video poems : 1-3 files [Audio: Mp3, 15mb (max). Video: MP4, H.264 encoding, AAC LC audio format, 30mb (max).]

  
We pay our contributors!

Poetry, interviews, reviews, essays, audio, video, and letters to the editor are accepted year-round, though, because our issues are generally themed, we ask that you please consider this when submitting your poetry. Poets may also send books for review consideration. Please do not submit unsolicited chapbook manuscripts or artwork. No simultaneous submissions. Essay and review submissions must follow MLA Style guidelines. Vallum acquires First North American Serial Rights.
If your work has been published in our most recent issue, please wait one issue before submitting again, at which point we will be happy to consider more of your work.

Vallum (VSEAL) strongly encourages submissions from LGBTQI2S, Indigenous writers, writers of colour, gender non-conforming writers, differently abled writers or persons with mental or physical challenges, and all who are otherwise affected by structural inequality. Under no circumstances does Vallum tolerate bigoted, violent or sexually abusive content.
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Vallum (VSEAL) encourage vivement les soumissions de LGBTQI2S, écrivains autochtones, écrivains de couleur, écrivains non conformes au genre, écrivains ayant des capacités différentes ou personnes ayant des problèmes physiques ou mentaux, et tous ceux qui sont autrement affectés par une inégalité structurelle. Vallum ne tolère en aucun cas un contenu sectaire, violent ou sexuellement abusif.


 

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