– Submissions now OPEN –

Volume 4 – Food (Deadline June 30th, 2017)

For the love of food! Volume 4 will be our FIRST themed issue!

The Asian community has long used food as identity markers, community symbols, and intergenerational links.
Food is also the subject and product of colonizing histories, and class struggle.
We want your perspectives, reflections and thoughts on all things food!

We are currently accepting

poetry, fiction, non-fiction, visual art and photography submissions

by pan-Asian.Canadian writers, creators and artists, for Volume 4 of LooseLeaf Magazine!
(We use a period instead of a hyphen to include non-status folk)

General Guidelines

All email submissions must be labelled with your name and category of submission,
e.g. “Human Being – Fiction – Volume 3”
Please do not leave your name on the attached files of your work.

If you are comfortable letting us know where you are from in Canada or what part of Asia you link your heritage to,
please also let us know in your email submission as this will help our ongoing research and awareness on inclusivity and diversity in our own programming and work!

Poetry Guidelines Visual Art Guidelines Prose Guidelines

Submit a maximum of 3 pieces
We love both short and long form poetry
Please use Times New Roman 12pt. font
(unless font is integral to your poem)
Due to the possibility of formatting errors,
please send your submission in .pdf format

Submit a maximum of 5 pieces and name submission in this format: title, art medium, year
Include a short artist statement
Images Specifications: (minimum 300 dpi) (.jpeg)
(If submission is performance art or has a video supplement, include link)

Submit a maximum of 2 pieces in separate files
Word Count per piece: 4000~
(we aren’t too strict, but don’t send us 10,000 words!)
Please use Times New Roman 12pt. font
(unless font is integral to your story)
Please send your submissions in .doc, .docx or .pdf

 If your work doesn’t traditionally fit into any of the above categories, or is a hybrid of genres,
please submit it under the category you feel most appropriate and we will consider it just the same.

LooseLeaf is committed to paying you for your work!

Our Publication Rates (We pay, you get paid, caps apply per contributor)
15CAD per poem (capped at 45CAD)
30CAD per poem surpassing 2 pages (capped at 60CAD)
40CAD per short story
40CAD per non-fiction piece
40-70CAD per visual art submission (capped at 80)

Please direct all questions you might have to



Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please inform us if your work is accepted by another publication.

We only accept unpublished work (work from personal blogs, personal portfolios & exhibition anthologies may be submitted).

Past published contributors will not be published in back-to-back volumes. Please wait one submission cycle before submitting your work to us again.

LooseLeaf Magazine purchases first North American Serial Rights for published works that revert back to the author upon publication.
This means that YOU keep copyright, but guarantee that the work we publish is appearing in publication for the FIRST time.

We ask that you include a statement of acknowledgement in any subsequent reprints.
Due to our number of submissions, please allow us 2-3 months to get back to you!