Spaces of (Re)creation

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
The Harbour Journal

Spaces of (Re)creation


American poet Mary Oliver, in her collection of essays Upstream (2016), pays tribute to the writers to whom she owes inspiration, such as the English Romantic William Wordsworth and the American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Among several instances of literary influence, she writes, “I learned from Whitman that the poem is a temple–or a green field–a place to enter, and in which to feel.” In this respect, writing becomes a space one enters, inhabits, and embodies–and a place from which one creates. The Harbour journal at the Université de Montréal kindly invites writers to sojourn in their own spaces of imagining and sensing and submit creative work for publication in our third issue. Creative work can consider a multitude of topics, ranging from, but not limited to, writing, experimental writing, creativity, spatiality, embodiment, affect, and ecocritism.



  • Submissions are open to all.

  • No identifying information in the submission document. Our team of readers will read all submissions blind.

  • Unpublished work only. We accept simultaneous submissions but please notify us if your work is picked up elsewhere.

  • Multiple submissions are allowed.

  • Poetry: No more than five poems per submission.

  • Short stories, plays, & autofiction: No more than 10 000 words.

Please submit your work to by November 30th 2022.