Headlight is an annual journal published by graduate students in the English Department of Concordia University. Headlight continues to publish the best in contemporary creative writing, both from Concordia students and from the greater Montreal community. The anthology publishes poetry, short fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, as well as photography and mixed media. Our mandate is to publish new and exciting voices, strengthen our local emerging community of writers, and represent Concordia University and Montreal within the Canadian writing and publishing scene.

This year, for Headlight‘s 21s birthday, we are looking for submissions which explore the theme of Interruptions:

What happens when your headlight breaks? Or maybe even your entire car? We’ve come to expect and even rely on such breakdowns or interruptions in everyday life. Big or small, exciting or irritating, interruptions take us down new paths or, at the very least, force us to stop and think about power relations, about traditions and innovations, about vulnerability.

We now interrupt this program to give you a chance to tell us about your own most intriguing interruptions.

Deadline: midnight on Dec 15


You can submit:

Fiction (up to 2000 words)

Poetry (3 poems or up to 3 pages)

Non-fiction (up to 2000 words)

Visual Art (up to 3 images)

Email submissions to


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