Submission Guidelines Themes

We're always looking for contemporary art and writing of excellence. Rhubarb is always looking for interesting and creative pieces from new and established writers, poets, artists, and photographers.

This independent magazine is designed to provide an outlet for the (loosely defined) Mennonite voice, reflecting the changing face of the Mennonite community, promoting dialogue and encouragining the Anabaptist tradition of reformation and protest.

 
 


Writing should be clear, stimulating and persuasive without being obviously didactic. Rhubarb publishes poetry of up to 30 lines, creative non-fiction and short fiction of up to 2,500 words and black and white art work including high contrast photographs that reproduce well in the magazine printing process.

Rhubarb also publishes humour, book reviews, commentary, issues analysis and articles related to the theme. Query first for submissions of non-fition as some of this work is solicited and/or assigned.

All submissions should be in a Word doc and include a short bio and the full name and address of the subscriber.

Contributions are welcome by surface mail or E-mail.


Issue #28, SUMMER 2011

Rhubarb Magazine is publishing a special issue on Mental Illness/Mental Health in June 2011. The issue will be guest edited by Ted Dyck, the Editor of Transition Magazine published by the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Ted has published widely and served as the chief editor of the literary magazine GRAIN for three years.

We are looking for visual art, fiction, poetry, nonfiction including memoir, by and about and persons with experience of mental health/illness issues. The deadline for submissions is  March 31st,  2011, sent directly to venns@mts.net. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, as attachments in Word for written material, Tiffs or Jpegs for visual images.   All published contributors will be paid after the publication is released and will receive two complimentary issues.

All submissions should include a postal mailing address and a short two or three line biography.

Issue #29, WINTER 2011: - Rhubarb will be inviting a stubble-jumper to guest-edit a regional issue featuring writers and artists of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Submissions deadline: October 31, 2011


REMEMBER: WE PREFER EMAIL SUBMISSIONS, ACCOMPANIED BY STREET ADDRESS AND BIOGRAPHICAL BLURB.

 General Submissions also welcome. 

RHUBARB MAGAZINE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR JEWISH, UKRAINIAN, MENNONITE

SPECIAL ISSUE

 Rhubarb magazine is soliciting submissions from writers and artists who self-identify as being of Jewish, Ukrainian, or Mennonite cultural heritage for a special issue to be published in spring 2012. It’s been a century or more since our ancestors came to North America. We share much in our common history: emigration in the face of oppression, pride of community, marginalization within the mainstream. We also acknowledge tensions among our communities. This issue will explore how the writing and art we now make expresses both these commonalities and differences.

GUEST EDITORS:

Myrna Kostash – all non-fiction

Rhea Tregebov – all poetry

Rudy Wiebe – all fiction

There will be some cross-over and communication but the final decision will be made as indicated above.

DEADLINE DATE: December 1, 2011 PUBLICATION DATE March 2012

SUBMISSIONS: Only email submissions for this issue. Attachments accepted in Word doc or docx, images Tiff or Jpeg. Email all submissions to

 venns@mts.net.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Writing should be clear, stimulating and persuasive without being obviously didactic. Rhubarb publishes poetry of up to 30 lines, creative non-fiction and short fiction of up to 2,500 words and black and white art work including high contrast photographs that reproduce well in the magazine printing process. Some colour images may be used and we will need one for the cover of the issue.

Rhubarb also publishes humour, book reviews, commentary, issues analysis and articles related to the theme.

All submissions should include a short bio and the full name and address of the contributor.