Calls for Submissions.


Stand Up & Pitch: The Comedy Content Search, a comedy pitch program that Just For Laughs hosts annually as part of JFL ComedyPRO, invites you to present your short and long-form series ideas for a chance to present to a panel of industry experts in an open-pitch forum. Deadline is MAY 6, 2019. Click here for details.

Film / Video

fliQs: Queer Film Nights is hosting their next event at Notre Dame des Quilles (NDQ) on APRIL 15, from 20h – 22h. Submissions for short videos, films, animations, and experimental shorts will be accepted until APRIL 11, 2019. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for details.

Literature / Writing

esse arts + opinions invites writers and artists to propose essays that focus on questions of Appropriation. Specializing in essays on issues in art today, the magazine publishes critical analyses that address art in relation to its context. Deadline is APRIL 1, 2019. Click here for details

lstw is currently accepting submissions for their fourth issue! They are looking for queer female and non-binary writers, illustrators and photographers, and will be paying an honorarium of $150 per article or artwork. Deadline is APRIL 11, 2019. Click here for details.

Vallum Magazine is seeking submissions for the Vallum Chapbook AwardSend your chapbook manuscripts for the chance to win $300 and publication! Deadline is APRIL 30, 2019. Click here for details

Art/iculation Magazinea print and digital magazine that challenges mainstream culture through critical, artful inquiryis seeking submissions. Published submissions will be compensated. Deadline is APRIL 30, 2019. Click here for details.

Vallum Magazine is seeking poetry submissions for the upcoming issue, 16:2 “Fear”. Deadline is MAY 15, 2019. Click here for details

The Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Young Writers is open for submissions. 1st prize is $1000 plus re-publication in carte blanche magazine where rights are available; 2nd prize $350 and 3rd prize $150. Deadline is JUNE 14, 2019. Click here for details.


Teesri Duniya is accepting applications to its Fireworks Beginners Playwright Program. This program would run every Sunday between APRIL 28 and JUNE 2. Deadline to submit is APRIL 14. To register send an email to: Click here for details.

Black Theatre Workshop is accepting submissions from Performers, Directors, Designers and Stage Managers for the Artist Mentorship Program. All artists will receive individual and collective attention in pursuit of deepening their understanding of their discipline with a focus on entering into the professional landscape. Deadline is APRIL 20, 2019 at 5 PM. Click here for details.

The Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Théâtre Aux Écuries invite application for a research-creation residency for culturally diverse artists in theatre and new artistic practices. The winner will receive artist fees, access to the studios of the Maison du Conseil des Arts de Montréal and the Théâtre Aux Écuries, professional artistic and/or administrative support, networking opportunities and the chance to create promotional audiovisual material. Deadline to submit is APRIL 30, 2019. Click here for details.

Visual Arts

Complexe du Canal Lachine is producing a juried/curated art show entitled Vert. The show will feature 30 Montreal artists and their artwork inspired by the theme of Green, not just the colour but the implications of the greening or “re-wilding” of the planet. Be creative, explore what green means to you as an artist. Deadline is MAY 4, 2019. Click here for details.

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is open for submission. The biennial competition and exhibition of Canadian visual art offers one of Canada’s largest visual art prizes with $40,000 in awards! Deadline is MAY 31, 2019. Click here for details.

Multidisciplinary / Other

The MTL en Vitrine Grant is open for applications from emerging artists from culturally diverse communities. The $5,000 grant will be awarded to an individual artist to assist in the creation of a new work in the circus arts, visual arts, digital arts, cinema and video, dance, literature, new artistic practices, music, theatre or street performance. Deadline for submissions is APRIL 15. Click here for details.

Sur Place Media is looking for submissions to Touski: a festival of leftovers. Submissions are open for: films and animations under 3 minutes; script readings under 3 minutes; comics & visuals printed to go up on the wall; audio and podcasts under 3 minutes. Please send your submissions to Deadline is APRIL 26. Click here for details (FB only).

Rurart – Art contemporain en milieu rural is accepting submissions to a seasonal residency on the theme: What Unites Us. Deadlines for submission are by season: APRIL 26 (Summer), JUNE 29 (Fall), OCTOBER 27 (Winter). Click here for details.

Mentorly is accepting applications from emerging artists to benefit from its mentorship program, which offers 6 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship from a seasoned professional in your field. Deadline is 5 PM on MAY 3, 2019. Click here for details.

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) will be opening its annual applications for the Alliance artist support program on JUNE 1, 2019. The Alliance artist support program is a unique development program dedicated to artists working in and from positions of marginality. Awarded to a single candidate each year, the Alliance program’s three joint mentorships offer additional, discipline-specific support provided by a partnering organization. Deadline is JUNE 30, 2019. Click here for details.