Call for Submissions

Rhubarb’s theme for our next issue, R38, is Gender.

What does gender mean to you? We’d like to hear from writers, poets and artists that self identify as Mennonites, whether your submission is fact, fiction, a bit of both, a visual image, or poetry. Deadline: June 30.

Rhubarb’s theme for its R39 Winter (January) 2016 issue is Ability. What language do writers, poets and artists use when writing about different levels of ability, at any age? What stories do we tell about the impact of disability on our families, whether it’s a child, spouse, or an aging parent? What do differently abled people (for a lack of better words) say about themselves, given the ability and opportunity to do so?
Deadline: November 1.

We are looking for new, unpublished work from writers and artists who self-define as Mennonites, whether practicing, declined, lapsed or resistant; we also accept writing and visual art by non-Mennonites about Mennonites.



Poetry: Up to 30 lines (preferred)

Fiction and non-fiction: Up to 3,000 words

Artwork: Black-and-white artwork including high contrast photographs that reproduce well in the magazine printing process. A limited number of colour images are used in each issue, including a cover image and images for an art feature inside.

Rhubarb also publishes humour, book reviews, commentary, issues analysis and articles related to the theme. Contact [email protected] before submitting your work.



Submit fiction, poetry, and non-fiction by using the submission form on the website or by email to [email protected] Attachments accepted in Word doc or docx, images as tiffs or jpegs.

Snail mail submissions are also accepted at:

Rhubarb c/o MLS, 606-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3. Do not send originals. No work is returned.

Please include your name on every page! 
All submissions should include a short bio and full name and address of contributor.

Rhubarb buys 1st North American rights, paying $50.00 on publication to writers and artists, and $25.00 for reviews and web content.