Call for Submissions

Super Canucks: An anthology of small-town Canadian superheroes
Coming Fall 2025
We’re looking for stories from across Canada that push the usual superhero tropes while shining a spotlight on unique corners of Canada. We want stories set in and around the nation’s more often overlooked locales—isolated small towns, remote reservations, bedroom communities, and other underrepresented areas of Canada. Give us rural superheroes, backwater supervillains, and tales of characters/communities at a crossroads.How does place impact your character? Are they unable to reconcile their superpowers with their residence or is it the people who pose the problem? Does your hero struggle to maintain a secret identity where everyone knows everyone or do they find that familiarity weirdly comforting given the challenges of being superpowered?
Submission Guidelines:
  • Word Count: 500-3500
  • Our editors are based in Northern Ontario, but our contributors can be from across Canada.
  • Canadian characters living their ‘super’ lives while still retaining their national/regional identity/connection. 
  • Stories that know the tropes and cliches—those applied to superheroes and Canada both—and either explore or subvert them.
  • Heroes that reconcile their superpowers with the limits of their home—geographic, political, economic…heck, tie in the weather—so long as they’re original characters with strong connections to specific parts/cultures of Canada.
  • Have your protagonists face situations unique to our nation/their region thereof. These can be silly or serious, inspired by reality or entirely fictional.
  • Tell us about everyday Canadians. Folks often excluded from mainstream literature—the ignored, overlooked, and undervalued. (Including cultures, genders/sexual orientations, ages, economic groups, and faiths.) 
  • Genre-busting tales are encouraged. A superhero mystery or an origin story couched as a romance. Submitted stories do not have to be about superheroes per say (tales of supervillains and anti-heroes are welcome), but should tie into that theme in some way.
  • Please avoid extreme violence, unnecessary profanity, and/or graphic sexual content.
  • Submission deadline: April 21, 2024
  • Submit to:
  Editors Andy W. Taylor grew up as a teen in the 1980s reading Alpha Flight comics and was excited to see Canadian superheroes represented for the first time. A member of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, a graduate of the Viable Paradise writing workshop and Playwright’s Junction workshop, and a member of CODEX writer’s forum. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Andy currently lives in Sudbury with his family. His writing has appeared in On Spec Magazine, FictionVale, Polar Borealis, Sudbury Ink Anthology and the forthcoming anthology Sudbury Superstack: A Changing Skyline. Matthew Del Papa spent every Tuesday of his youth criss-crossing his hometown of Capreol in search of newly arrived comic books. He wore superhero-themed Underoos to a truly worrying age and still has his Batman (and Robin) lunchbox, backpack, and wristwatch. A graduate of Laurentian University, Matthew is a writer, editor, and self-publisher, and has released ten titles to some modest local acclaim. He joined the Sudbury Writers’ Guild in 2009 and his writing has appeared in Spooky Sudbury, Nothing Without Us Too, Mighty, and the forthcoming Sudbury Superstack: A Changing Skyline. His first book is a collection of humorous essays titled Jerry Lewis Told Me I Was Going to Die (Latitude 46, 2023).  Payments and Rights Compensation for stories accepted in this anthology is $200.00. We are looking for world English language rights, exclusive for the first year of print and non-exclusive afterwards. You will also receive a complimentary copy of the anthology. For more information please contact 

New Anthology: Call for Submissions

A Thousand Tiny Awakenings is a forthcoming anthology that explores the creative voice of those 18-30 years of age. A new generation with a desire to dismantle the restrictive systems that define the past, but not their future. A Thousand Tiny Awakenings will offer readers a glimpse into how a new generation perceives the world and how using their own power can shape the future. Editors Connor Lafortune, a recent graduate from Nipissing University, a citizen of Dokis First Nation and poet, and Lindsay Mayhew, a recent graduate from Laurentian University and poet, are seeking poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction and visual arts that explore the themes of breaking oppressive boundaries and structures. Submission Guidelines:
All fiction/nonfiction submissions must be between 1000 and 6000 words Can submit up to 3 poems Preferred file type: docx Artists can submit a maximum of 10 visual art pieces (jpg file) In your submission file, please include a separate title page with your preferred name, age, contact information (email, phone number or both), a short bio describing who you are and your publishing history, and the titles of all your included works. You do not need previous publications to be considered.  We welcome simultaneous submissions; however, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please let us know by email immediately.  Send all work in a single file to, subject line: Anthology Submission [your name] Deadline: September 30, 2023 If your submission is accepted for publication, the author/artist will receive $200 honorarium and two copies of the anthology.

Sudbury Publisher Announces New Titles Through 2023

For Immediate Release                                                                                   January 18, 2022 SUDBURY PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES NEW TITLES THROUGH 2023 Eleven new authors are now signed with Sudbury-based literary press, Latitude 46 Publishing and expanding their catalogue further. Books will be forthcoming in 2022-23 from: Noelle Schmidt Emerging Queer poet Noelle Schmidt will be publishing her debut collection Claimings and Other Wild Things in April 2022. Janet Calcaterra North Bay resident Janet Calcaterra will be publishing her debut novel The Burden of Memories in May 2022. Annie Wenger-Nabigon Retired Algoma University Social Work professor, Annie Wenger-Nabigon will be publishing her memoir Enough Light for the Next Step: A memoir of love, loss and life in April 2022. Rod Carley Author of Kinmount, longlisted for the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour Award, Rod Carley will publish a new collection of short stories, Grin Reaping, in June 2022. Scott Millar Sudbury journalist takes on a half century of hockey history with a passionate biography of the Sudbury Wolves – the iconic OHL franchise in commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 2022. Ernie Louttit, Best-selling Missanabie Cree Nation author and former police officer known for his Indian Ernie non-fiction work that exposed the inside of policing brutalities in Saskatchewan will release his debut novel scheduled for release in 2023. Liisa Kovala Sudbury author of Surviving Stutthof, a memoir about her father’s experience in a German concentration camp, will publish her debut novel in 2022. Mat Del Papa Journalist and former president of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, and the author of several books focusing on the Northern Ontario railroad town of Capreol. His forthcoming collection of essays sheds light on living with a psychical disability. Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli Award winning author of La Brigantessa, Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli, will publish her second novel based in Copper Cliff and Italy. Pat Skene Métis author Pat Skene who grew up in Britt and is the author of several children’s books (A Tale of Two Biddys, Revenge of the Mad Hacker) will publish her memoir Arriving Naked in 2023. Sharon Frayne Winner of the 2020 Muskoka Novel Writing Contest, will publish her debut YA novel, The Sound of a Rainbow, in 2023. The only northern Ontario English language publishing house is marking 7 years in operation and a catalogue that now boasts 31 titles. “We have received more submissions in the past two years than ever before and excited to welcome a number of seasoned authors to the Latitude 46 family,” says Heather Campbell, publisher, Latitude 46 Publishing. “Looking forward to sharing the diverse voices that reflect Northern Ontario.” Latitude 46 Publishing’s mandate is to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. -30-  

Marketing Coordinator – Full-time Internship

Latitude 46 Publishing is seeking a highly motivated and creative intern with a passion for books to join our team on a temporary contract. The intern will develop and implement a marketing strategy to increase sales in the United States market. This full-time internship position is partially funded by FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Eligibility Unemployed or underemployed youth (under the age of 30) who have graduated with a degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution within the last three years, are legally entitled to work in Canada, and have not been previously employed under  a FedNor Youth Internship funding agreement, or other federal or provincial internship with pay for a period of six (6) months or more. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. These include but are not limited to: ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion (creed), sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.   Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform online research to explore landscape of US book market including potential partnerships with publishers and distributors;
  • Perform online research to create and maintain media lists for the US market;
  • Organizing and executing media and reviewer mailings;
  • Creating and writing press materials;
  • Preparing presentations for external meetings and virtual book fairs;
  • Create sales collateral to support sell-in, as well as consumer-facing promotional materials (sales sheets, bookmarks, digital assets);
  • communicating with internal and external stakeholders, including editors, authors and agents;
  • Collect and manage metadata updates on a regular basis.
  • Must have graduated within the last three (3) years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Must not have previously participated as a youth intern in any of FedNor’s Programs or in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six (6) months or more;
  • Must be under the age of 30;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Suite (InDesign) and Canva
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize across multiple projects
  • Strong awareness of social media platforms and digital marketing trend
  • Strong time management, organizational and planning skills
  • High degree of written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional internal and external relationship management capabilities
  • Experience working in book trade publishing an asset
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST Cover letter and resume submission to:   Marketing Coordinator_Latitude 46   We would like thank applicants for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

BIPOC Creators Unpublished Manuscript Contest

Latitude 46 Publishing is holding its first BIPOC manuscript contest. In collaboration with Black Lives Matter Sudbury, northern Ontario BIPOC creators with unpublished manuscripts are encouraged to submit their work in creative nonfiction, fiction, short fiction or poetry. The winner will be offered a publishing contract that includes working with an editor, designer, marketing and publicity. Polish up your best writing and get editorial feedback. Deadline to submit is September 30, 2021. Submit your manuscript and bio through the online portal at Include contact information, (full, name, mailing address, and email address) on the first page of your submission. For questions, contact


Thank you CBC for the following article! Helping others navigate through stressful life events was the motivation for Gary Petingola to write The Response: Practising Mindfulness in Your Daily Life.  In his debut book, launching on Feb. 22, he shares insights, stories and easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises gathered throughout his career. A retired medical social worker at the Health Sciences North, Petingola is certified to teach mindfulness-based stress reduction through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  He and his wife, Sheila Damore-Petingola, run Mindfulness on the Rocks, which offers an eight-week program that includes a combination of mindfulness practices, group sharing of experience with practice, and the exploration of topics such as mindfulness, stress, and communication. “The book is a compilation of stories and insights I shared on a weekly listserv for professional social workers from around the world,” he explained.  Petingola said he realized that what he had been sharing over the years would be helpful for others. “I added easy to follow mindfulness practices to each story and insight, making it a handy resource for daily use.” A launch for The Response: Practising Mindfulness in Your Daily Life is set for Feb. 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Taphouse Northern Grill and Pub on Regent Street. Another signing will be held at Chapters on March 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
Book shares tips on reducing stress through mindfulness

Paid Internship Opportunity

Three Month Paid Internship Opportunity Do you want to learn more about independent publishing in Canada? We have a unique opportunity based in northern Ontario. We are seeking a Communications Officer Intern for a 3 month paid internship. Thanks to the Ontario Book Publishers Organization and Ontario Creates, a communications intern will learn about manuscript acquisitions, marketing and publicity through first hand experiences, inside a small independent publishing house located in Sudbury, Ontario. We publish distinctive literary works by creators living and loving Northern Ontario, as well as works about the unique landscape and culture of the north. See the attached job description for more details. Submit your resume to before October 15th. Communications Intern Job Description_Sept 2019

We are looking for Indigenous writers and artists for our next anthology

Latitude 46 Publishing is looking for Indigenous creative nonfiction and fiction short stories, prose, poetry, song, photo and visual artwork for its next anthology. Darlene Naponse will be working as editor with Latitude 46 Publishing to publish an open anthology sharing words and imagery that explores the theme of community in relation to Indigenous time that has passed, time that is now and time that comes. The call for submissions is open to self-identifying Indigenous writers. Anthology will be published in fall 2019. Fiction genres accepted include: speculative fiction, science fiction, dark fiction, futurism, superhero fiction, science fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction and fantasy. We are seeking original work up to 6,000 words, up to four poems/songs or two photos/drawings per submission. Please include a short bio (100 words) with your submission. If you are an oral storyteller or if you require special assistance in transforming/translating your story, please contact Darlene Naponse at– subject Latitude 46, Transforming/Translating. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2019. There is no fee to submit your story. Payment for publication is $150. Submit through the online portal at Include contact information, (full, name, mailing address, and email address) on the first page of all submissions. Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and numbered. For fiction and creative nonfiction, please include the word count on the first page of your submission. For questions, contact Deadline for submissions is Friday February 8th, 2019.
About the editor: Darlene Naponse is an Ojibway woman from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Northern Ontario, Canada. She is a writer, director, and video artist.  

Book captures rise of Duhamel and Radford

The behind-the-scenes story of one of Canada’s most accomplished skating pairs team is now available. Come celebrate the launch of Soulmates on Ice: from hometown glory to top of the podium at Salute Coffee Company, 73 Elm St., on Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.
Join Latitude 46 Publishing and Sudbury-based sports journalist Laura E. Young for an afternoon of reading and coffee. In Soulmates, Young chronicles the unlikely path Meagan Duhamel of Lively and Eric Radford followed on the way to the top of the world in figure skating. The two-time world pairs champions and three-time Olympic medalists reflect on how they developed a working relationship and honed their resilience in a sport that often left them bloodied and bruised. Here, Young answers some questions about her book. Q & A with Laura E Young
  1. Why was it important for you to tell this story?
I wanted to celebrate Meagan’s long career in skating. She wanted it to be the story of her career with Eric Radford and I was more than game to do that. As well, they have a lot to say about teamwork, sportsmanship, professionalism and performing under stress – all of which is relevant beyond the world of sports. And, at the end of the day, this is a love story. 2. What were some of the challenges in writing a book under a tight deadline? As a working journalist, I adore deadlines and need them. Still, there were times when I wondered how we would get it all done, but I figured Meagan and Eric know how to make things work so let’s test that theory under tight deadlines in the literary and publishing world. 3. As Meagan and Eric were in their final competitive year, how did you manage to interview them? Timing was the weirdest thing on this book. There were pockets of time where we could all meet and do the bulk of the work long before they departed for the 2018 Olympics and their final competitive skates. There was a college strike (I teach part-time at Cambrian College), which freed me up from teaching to concentrate on the drafting and interviewing. That strike coincided with the Grand Prix season where they had pockets of time in between events. We managed. Sometimes, interview times were pushed back in the day or switched, but we still found 45 minutes here and there to do the work. The biggest challenge came after the Olympics with trying to get back on track. We had been away from the project for about three months and they were understandably tired. Eric talks about this in Soulmates, the importance of taking baby steps towards a goal and when you look back, the goal is completed or you’ve at least made all this progress. 4. In the book, both Meagan and Eric, talk openly about their private and professional lives. Was it difficult to access this information and gain their trust? I have known Meagan her entire career and we all know each other in a ‘Sudbury way.’ Two degrees of separation or whatever it is. She is also so open in all her interviews, but it had been a few years since we had met in person. So, for me it was key to go to Montreal in September of 2017 (again a perfect pocket of time revealed itself). I watched them skate and conducted a few initial interviews there. Then I think we built up trust over time. I am a fan of theirs and of sport in general and that was obvious throughout the process. I followed a strict outline that they had approved. The trickier bits came later in the writing after we had done a lot of talking. I asked questions in a neutral way, open-ended way. And, of course, it’s great fun to talk about the Olympics after you perform the way they did and achieve everything you could ever imagine and more. 5. Any surprises along the way? There were a few bombs loaded with information dropped during interviews, which means there are a few surprises for readers – even though Eric and Meagan are well-interviewed and all over social media. I was intrigued by how alike they are, even though people didn’t agree with the pairing and they endured a lot of criticism. I wanted to cry when Eric talked about how hard it was growing up and being bullied in his hometown. Meagan has put her body through so much, right down to losing some hair at one point. They have both emerged healthy and happy with a great attitude and exciting career plans. As I’m privy to a few off-the-record details, I’m so excited to see what happens next for both of them.

Lat46 launches new anthology of Northern Ontario experiences

The Sudbury Star Thursday March 22 2018 By Keith Dempsey In an effort to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, editors Karen McCauley and Laura Stradiotto wanted to capture Northern Ontario and its experiences. At the same time, they wanted to take into account the controversies and criticism surrounding Canada’s 150th birthday. In 150 Years Up North And More, they think they have done both. (more…)