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The Ampersand Review: Issue 6 Deadline

December 1, 2023, 8:00 AMJanuary 31, 2024, 5:00 PM EST


The Ampersand Review is a literary magazine published by Sheridan College’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program.

The Ampersand Review accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and reviews. We seek to publish literary works of the highest quality. To us, this means work that engages thoughtfully with its subject matter and displays formal excellence and innovation.

We welcome literary works in any genre or form, and from writers of all backgrounds and identities. We’d love to hear from voices who haven’t been heard before and we are committed to providing a platform that meaningfully publishes stories, ideas, and opinions yet to be shared.

In keeping with our mandate to foster literary culture in communities within Canada, priority may be given to submissions written by those who reside in Canada.



Our reading period for Issue #6 runs from December 1st 2023-January 31st, 2024. If your work is still under consideration, please do not submit again until you’ve received a response. We will not be able to consider multiple submissions from one author; please only submit one submission in a single genre per reading period.

The following submissions will not be read:

– Submissions sent while a previous submission is still being considered.

– Mail submissions.

– Submissions sent outside of our reading period.

– Submissions that blatantly disregard our guidelines.

– Submissions generated (wholly, or in part) by AI.


We accept only previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted but we kindly ask that you notify us immediately if any part of your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Please note that we do not consider or publish work written by current students, staff, and faculty at Sheridan College.



Please submit one file containing your work to that includes your name and the genre of your work in its title (i.e., JohnDoe_Poetry.doc). Acceptable file formats include .doc, .docx, and .pdf.

We also ask that you provide a cover letter in a separate document that includes the following information:

– A brief introduction including publishing history and preferred pronouns.

– The genre, title, and word count of your submission.

– All relevant contact information: full mailing address, email address, and phone number.

– A brief, third-person bio.


December 1, 2023, 8:00 AM EST
January 31, 5:00 PM EST
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