Blood & Bourbon is here to showcase all things hard, gritty, and raw. That time you got in a bar fight, that time you went to an S&M club, that time you had an opinion that sparked a heated argument over a family dinner. We’re actively seeking submissions in the following categories:

  • Short fiction or non-fiction, 5000 words or less.
  • Opinion pieces or essays on any subjects, 5000 words or less.
  • Poetry, up to three pieces per submission.
  • Black and white photography or art.

We accept simultaneous submissions. We provide author copies upon request with a small donation of $5.

We will be open for submissions again on December 15, 2021. Stay tuned for the theme.

We’re interested in diverse voices and want to hear from you regardless of what you look like, where you’re from, what you believe, who you like to fuck, et cetera.

Send your material to bandbsubmissions (AT)  Your submission should be attached as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file, with your name, address, email address, the story title (if applicable) and total word count at the top of the first page.  Include a 50-word bio in the body of the email or in the Word doc. We’ll endeavour to reply to all submissions within two months.

We are looking for local businesses in Toronto, Halifax and Fredericton to partner up with or advertise in our publication.

If you are interested, please e-mail us at raya [at] for details.