Submissions for Fall 2017 are Closed

Our inbox is absolutely overflowing with great material that you submitted to us about “Death.” We were a little worried about what we might receive, but so far in reading through the submissions, we are simply amazed at what people have written.

More to follow as we start to contact individual contributors, and start putting this issue together for our Fall launch party and one-year anniversary!

Only Ten More Days to Submit

Only ten more days before submissions close for the Fall edition of Blood & Bourbon. We’re looking to see what you can say about “Death” that surprises or entertains us, without saying what has been said many, many times before.

Details can be found here.

Open Mic Night: My name is…

image1.JPGThis event was brought to our attention by Melissa Amato, one of our fantastic Blood & Bourbon alumni from the Spring 2017 edition.

“My Name Is” is a Toronto open mic series which focuses on discovered and undiscovered open mic poets throughout Toronto and the GTA. If you rhyme, rap, or slam, this open mic series welcomes you to showcase your talent. 15 three minute open slot mics are open for anyone in the 6th to share their creativity!

It would be great to see everyone there!

Open for Fall 2017 Submissions

The theme for the Fall 2017 edition of Blood & Bourbon is a simple one: “Death.”
We are looking for interesting and original takes on the subject, hopefully from a lot of different angles. As always, we like stories that are a little gritty, a little raw, and offer an unpasteurized view of life. We’re open to creative non-fiction that explores the subject, as well as fiction, poetry or black and white photography. It could be satire, speculative fiction, horror or some angle we haven’t even thought of. Surprise us with your originality.
We probably feel more definitive about what we don’t want than what we do. We are not interested in excessive violence or gore, genre fiction about vampires or zombies, or anything that feels like it has been done many times before. “Gritty” or “raw” doesn’t mean that you should try to shock us with your content – shock us instead with your deft handling of interesting subject matter that makes us want to read more.
See the information listed under “Submissions” for our guidelines.