Until our Fiction Chapbook Contest is over, all regular and donation fiction submissions will be closed.

Submitting to The Rusty Toque

We are committed to paying writers and to keeping submissions FREE for all. But for those who can afford to donate, we would certainly appreciate your support.

If you like what we do and would like to donate to our journal, submit your poetry or fiction to the Donation Submission categories to make a $5.00 donation.

Donation submissions are treated the same as other submissions. The Rusty Toque is operated by volunteers. All money we receive goes to paying writers and to the administrative costs of running the journal.

Please note that we do not publish genre fiction.

Note to international submitters. Contributors are paid in Canadian dollars and funds are sent via PayPal.

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We are committed to paying writers and to keeping submissions FREE for all. But for those who can afford to donate, we would certainly appreciate your support.

If you like what we do and would like to donate to our journal, submit your poetry here to make a $5.00 donation.


Donation submissions are treated the same as other submissions. The Rusty Toque is operated by volunteers. All money we receive goes to paying writers and to the administrative costs of running the journal.

The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary poetry submissions from all writers.

All poems should be submitted in one document.

Please send between three and six poems per submission.

In addition to text-based contemporary poetry, we are also interested in experimental works that may include audio, video, or visual components. Send videos via YouTube or Vimeo link or upload audio or video files as indicated below.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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We are committed to paying writers and to keeping submissions FREE for all. But for those who can afford to donate, we would certainly appreciate your support.

If you like what we do and would like to donate to our journal, submit your fiction here to make a $5.00 donation.


Donation submissions are treated the same as other submissions. The Rusty Toque is operated by volunteers. All money we receive goes to paying writers and to the administrative costs of running the journal.

The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary and experimental short fiction submissions between 1200 and 4000 words.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary poetry submissions from all writers.

All poems should be submitted in one document.

Please send between three and six poems per submission.

In addition to text-based contemporary poetry, we are also interested in experimental works that may include audio, video, or visual components. Send videos via YouTube or Vimeo link or upload audio or video files as indicated below.

Please submit no more than twice a year.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary and experimental short fiction submissions between 1200 and 4000 words.

Please submit only one story per submission period.

Please submit no more than twice a year.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary/creative nonfiction submissions 1200 to 4000 words. If you include images, please provide photo credits.

Please submit only one story per submission period.

Please submit no more than twice a year.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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The Rusty Toque accepts translations of poetry and short fiction up to 2000 words. Please include a letter that indicates that you have permission from the original author to translate and publish his or her works. Submissions without this letter of permission will not be considered.

Please submit no more than twice a year.

We pay authors a $50 honorarium.

Thanks for your interest in The Rusty Toque.

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