AICW 40th Anniversary Anthology

Sep. 21 2022
Giulia De Gasperi
Call For Submissions

Call for Submissions

AICW 40th Anniversary Anthology

The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW) was founded in Vancouver in 1986. To mark its 40th anniversary, in 2026, the AICW will publish an anthology of poetry and prose. AICW members as well as established and emerging Canadian writers of Italian origin are invited to submit.

Submission Guidelines:

We are especially interested in creative work that explores the themes of friendship and love.

Poetry: up to 3 poems, for a maximum of 30 lines each in length or the equivalent, for example, 2 poems of 45 lines each.

Prose: Fiction (excerpts of novels, short stories, flash fiction), non-fiction (memoirs, travel pieces and personal essays), one-act plays, and dramatic monologues up to 1500 words.

All submissions must be unpublished and may be in English, French, Italian or an Italian dialect. Unpublished translations may be considered if the original is copyright free.

No simultaneous submissions.

If you are interested in contributing, please send an expression of interest and the information requested below (as part of the email; no attachments) to by December 31, 2022.

  1. Full name and contact information;
  2. The working title of your text and genre;
  3. A 100-word proposal or excerpt;
  4. A 50-word biography.

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