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Grey Borders is interested in works that confront and challenge contemporary social norms. Current and ongoing themes reflect mental illness, world race relations, sex and sexuality, social justice work and uncommon perspectives. We are interested in reading works of poetry, fiction (all genres) and non-fiction. There are no length restrictions; however, we are looking for full manuscripts for trade publication as well as smaller works for chapbook publication.

Feel free to contact us with questions before submission.

We are currently seeking submissions for the following projects:



dad ·dy

Whether you use the term daddy or daddy issues or maybe even zaddy, the word has seen a recent cultural resurgence. We want to know what it brings up for you.

Love it? Hate it? Grossed out by it?

Does it remind you of Freudian theory? Does the phenomenon of young women calling their boyfriends daddy make you uncomfortable? Does it bring up associations with the kink community?

Or maybe the term is actually a trigger word for you. For survivors of childhood trauma, it could be extremely distressing.

Whichever is true for you, we want to hear your personal responses. Whether that is in the form of poetry, fiction, essays, or visual artwork, we want to know your own reflections and meditations on the word daddy. The selected works will be published in an extensive anthology by Grey Borders Books.


Grey Borders Magazine

We also accept submissions (up to 15 pages fiction/non-fiction/poetry, 5 pieces black/white artwork) for Grey Borders Magazine, which can be found HERE. Submissions for Grey Borders Magazine are open year round.

Email submissions in pdf or Word Document form directly to

or you can send a hard copy to:

grey borders books

PO Box 30037

5125 Montrose Road

Niagara Falls, ON

L2H 1C0


you may also wish to use the form below