The Leaf twice-yearly journal

The Leaf presents words from the Queen’s Bush and Bruce Peninsula in poetry, short fiction, reviews, essays, author profiles and leaves from writers’ notebooks. Spring issues include winning  acrostic stories.
 

The Leaf

The Leaf #40 Spring 2017 ABSURD issue

is now available

Winning Acrostic Stories by
Lucy Bacon    Beth Staff    Elaine Heath
Anna Stitski    Al Thompson

plus non-fiction, book excerpts, reviews, and poetry by
Beth Breen   David Beverly-Foster
Anne Duke Judd    Alan MacLeod    Joanne vanDam

With cover art by Lynne Porter

       
  
 
 
Subscription   $12.00/year [2 issues]
Single current issue $8.00
back issues $5.00
 
  Issue #   date   theme
 15   fall 2004   ROOTS
 16   spring 2005   WAVES
 17   fall 2005   FRIENDS
 18   spring 2006   LIGHT no longer available
 19   fall 2006   HARVEST
 20   spring 2007    DREAM
 21   fall 2007  REAL
 22   spring 2008   GROWTH
 23   fall 2008   NIGHT
 24   spring 2009   WORK
 25   fall 2009   MAGIC
 26   spring 2010   TEACHER
 27   fall 2010   WHEELS
 28   spring 2011   WISDOM
 29   fall 2011   WINGS
 30   spring 2012   MILESTONES
 31   fall 2012   MYSTERY
 32   spring 2013   THEATRE
 33   fall 2013   TIME - no longer available
 34  spring 2014   TRAVEL
 35  fall 2014   FOOD - no longer available
 36  spring 2014   FEEDBACK
 37  fall 2015   GIVING
 38  spring 2016   MACHINES
 39  fall 2016   WARM
 

Writers! The Leaf now provides more opportunities for you to place your work. Please follow the special guidelines, and note that submissions are accepted ONLY in the month preceding publication, and ONLY by postal mail.

Guidelines:

1. Material should fit the theme for each issue. To be sure of the theme, you can e-mail brucedale@bmts.com with Leaf Query in the subject line.

2. Material should be sent in standard manuscript form: typed, double-spaced, one side only on 8.5 x 11 white paper. Computer-generated text should use a plain font such as Times New Roman.

3. Please use Canadian spellings, and proofread your text carefully before sending.

4. Please mention in your cover letter:
-the title and word count [line count for poetry] of your submission.
-your postal address, phone number, e-mail contact information.
-your previous credits or background if they are relevant.

The Brucedale Press will buy one-time rights to manuscripts when they are accepted. The Brucedale Press will be responsible for editing of text, layout of pages, and production. Copyright remains with the creator. Writers will be paid upon publication, at $10 per published page, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

For fall issues [published in November] manuscripts will be accepted in September ONLY.
For spring issues [published in May] manuscripts will be accepted in March ONLY.

We're looking for poetry [up to 32 lines] and prose, including short [up to 2500 words] fiction. We also publish nonfiction relating to writing or authors, that show quality of writing, connection to the area, and relevance to the theme.

Send your submission by postal mail to:

The Leaf
Box 2259
Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0