At Home

Deadline: July 1, 2024

It is too common over the past few months and years to hear about homes destroyed by bombing campaigns, devastating wildfires, or ideological differences between family members. For the Fall 2024 issue, Arc Poetry is looking for submissions around the theme of “Home” and all of the relationships we can have with our physical or metaphorical homes. 

Arc especially encourages submissions from Indigenous poets, forced migrants, immigrants and refugees, and 2SLGBTQ+ poets, but this call is open to all Canadians, along with anyone, from any country, who feels they have something to say about who gets to feel “at home” in the world today.

Guest Editor

Laila Malik’s debut poetry collection, archipelago (Book*Hug Press, 2023) was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ 2024 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Awards, and was named one of the CBC’s Best Canadian Poetry Books of 2023. Her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthology, longlisted for various creative nonfiction and poetry prizes, and published in Canadian and international literary journals.


Submit your poems by July 1, 2024 to be considered.

  • Submissions must not exceed 3 poems.
  • If you have submitted to Arc’s general call for submission, you may still submit work for this issue. Submitting poems for this issue does not count towards the three poems per calendar year limit.
  • If you are submitting 2 or 3 poems, you must submit these as separate files. All poems must be sent as individual submissions.

Please email pitches for essays, How Poems Work articles, interviews, or book reviews related to this themed issue. If you have an inquiry about this issue, please contact Editorial Coordinator Ashley-Elizabeth Best at Arc cannot promise to respond to all inquiries regarding the status of submitted poems before the completion of our reading period.

Payment & Publication

Arc’s rate for poetry is $50 per print page. Payment is issued upon pub­li­ca­tion along with one free copy of the issue in which the work appears. With acceptance, Arc secures First Cana­dian Serial Rights, meaning the poems should not appear in any print or digital publication before the release of the issue in which the work appears. All rights will revert to the author upon publication.

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