(There are currently no open calls for submissions. Stay tuned until fall 2019 for another submission call!)


We invite work from Concordia students and alumni, as well as residents of Montréal and beyond!

Please read the guidelines before submitting.

Call for Submissions 2018: [blank] realism

Social realism, magic realism, anti-realism, etc . . . there’s a “realism” out there for everyone. Or is there? Headlight invites you to explore the many possibilities and impossibilities of representing the real, whatever that may be. What is reality’s relationship with truth? Where do different realities end, begin, or overlap?

Explore the challenges and responsibilities that come with any attempt to grasp what’s real in text or images. Insert your own realism here.


Written submissions should be in .doc or .docx format
Visual art submissions should be in high resolution .png format

Fiction: up to 2,000 words
Poetry: 3 poems (or up to 3 pages)
Visual Art: up to 3 images

Email your submissions along with a short bio (~80 words) to by midnight on December 16, 2018.
Please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the manuscript.