Submissions are now closed!

Themed Issue: Labour

As diasporic peoples and immigrants, our stories of displacement, transition and survival are inextricable from labour. As people living in capitalist systems, our value as human beings is often conflated with our labour production. For Volume 6, LooseLeaf is interested in the stories of labour we hold in our bodies, individually and collectively. How we move through colonial systems as racialized, labouring bodies, how labour is gendered and perpetuated in and outside of our communities. How labour is rendered invisible yet demanded: emotional labour, healing and nurturing labour, creative labour. We are also looking for critiques of labour in art and creative industries, in community and grassroots work, and disruptions and reinterpretations of the ways we understand labour.

This year, LooseLeaf Magazine is going:

  1. Riso! This is very exciting for our editorial team as it allows us to go in different creative directions than we’ve done before. It also means creative opportunities for our contributors!
  2. Online! We’ve finally gotten enough funding to be able to pay contributors for LooseLeaf Online! This means we’ve expanded the types of art we are accepting to digital mediums!


General Guidelines

Please label submissions with your name, submission genre, type and volume:  “Abby – Music – Online – Volume 5” and send to
Do not leave your name on the attached files of your work.

If you are comfortable letting us know where you are based in Canada, or what part of Asia you link your heritage to, please 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 (Print and Online)

Visual Art / Comics Guidelines (Print and Online)

Fiction, Non-Fiction Guidelines (Print and Online)

*NEW*Photography (Online Only)

Short Video / Film Guidelines (Online Only)

Internet Art & Animations Guidelines (Online Only) 

Music / Audio Guidelines (Online Only)

Important (Please Read):


*NEW*Our Publication Rates

LooseLeaf is committed to paying you for your work! We pay, you get paid.

*All amounts are listed in CAD

Please direct all questions you might have to Jasmine at,  Abby at or Elliott at


Publication Policy & Rules

Good luck!