Polar Borealis # 18 now available for free download.

The latest issue of Polar Borealis, #18, is now available for free download.

Just go to “Current/Back Issues” and scroll down to click on the appropriate link.

Issue #18 contains the following:

Cover Art by Swati Chavda.

Poems by Greg Fewer, Melanie Marttila, KB Nelson, Lynne Sargent, Douglas Shimizu, J.J. Steinfeld, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, and Lisa Timpf.

Stories by Alistair Bibby, Robert Dawson, Geoffrey Hart, Pamela Kenney, Martin Munks, Lena Ng, David F. Shultz, and Garth Spencer,

Polar Starlight #1 now available for free download!

Just go to the “Current/Back Issues” page and scroll down to the appropriate link.

The issue contains the following:

Cover art by Swati Chavda.

Poems by Colleen Anderson, M. Sean Dowd, Bernadette Gabay Dyer, LeRoy Gorman, Neile Graham, KB Nelson, Elizabeth Page, Lynne Sargent, David F. Shultz, Virginia Carraway Stark, Richard Stevenson, and Marcie Lynn Tentchoff.

This is the first of many issues to come showcasing Canadian speculative fiction poets.

February Submission Window now closed.

Received 109 short stories and 126 poems. Will take several weeks to process and make selections.

However, Rhea Rose has already chosen the poems to appear in the first issue of Starlight which will come out later this month. Rhea intends to choose enough poems to fill out three subsequent issues.

In April issue #18 of Polar Borealis will be published, utilizing the last of the accepted submissions which came in February of last year. Issue #19, possibly to come out in June or July, will be the first of four issues to make use of the recent bout of submissions.

Probably the next submission period will be February of 2022. Or earlier, if need be.

The scope of both magazines means I’ve committed to publishing 96 genre poems a year. Canadian SF&F genre poets take note!

Polar Borealis Issue #17 now available for free download!

The latest issue of Polar Borealis now online for you to read.

Just go to “Current/back issues” and scroll down to click on the link.

Issue #17 offers you the following treats:

Cover art by Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk.

Poems by Roxanne Barbour, Swati Chavda, Richard Stevenson, Melanie Marttila, Melanie Friedman, Lisa Timpf, Lee F. Patrick, and Jean-Louis Trudel.

Stories by Martin Munks, Fran Skene, Arlene F. Marks, Sylvia Son, Alexander Winfield, Paula Johanson, Justin Dill, and R.A. Clarke.

Polar Starlight Magazine open for submissions!

Announcing POLAR STARLIGHT, a brand-new Canadian Speculative Poetry Magazine devoted to publishing and promoting Canadian SF&F poets.

Publisher: R. Graeme Cameron.

Editor: Rhea E. Rose, a well-known and highly respected British Columbia poet.

Polar Starlight will be published at least 4 times a year featuring 16 poems in every issue.

Payment is flat rate of $10 CAD per poem 60 lines or less.
(And $40 CAD for cover art).

For more info on type of poems sought, requirements, and how to submit, see “FAQ,” “Submission Guidelines” and “Submission Status” elsewhere on this site. Also check out “Contract” to read my standard contract.

Note: poems received will be considered submissions to BOTH Polar Starlight AND Polar Borealis. Doubles your chance of being accepted!

Submission window for Polar Starlight will be open on an ongoing basis, unless we get swamped, in which case it may be closed on a temporary basis.

Polar Borealis #16 available for free download!

Go to “Current/Back Issues” to download.

Contains: Cover Art by Michael Dean Jackson. Poems by Greg Fewer, J.J. Steinfeld, Douglas Shimizu, Lisa Timpf, K.B. Nelson, Lynne Sargent, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, & Melanie Marttila. Stories by Alexander Winfield, Nicole Iversen, Cleoniki Kesidis, Jean-Louis Trudel, Adi Zeharia, Rio Murphy, Craig Hemsing, and Douglas Smith. Interview with Charles R. Saunders (1946-2020) by Gregg Chamberlain.

Polar Borealis wins Aurora Award!

The Auroras are Canada’s annual national SF&F awards (roughly equivalent to the American Hugos).

On August 15th, 2020, Polar Borealis won the Aurora Award in the “Best Fan Writing and Publication” category.

A word of explanation. There is no “semi-professional” level recognized in the Auroras. Therefore a magazine like Polar Borealis, which is free to download, is automatically considered a “Fan publication.” However, since my contributors are paid for their stories and poems, their publication in Polar Borealis is recognized as a professional sale, which makes them eligible for the professional Aurora Awards “Best Short Story” and/or “Best Poem.” For example, Ottawa writer Matt Moore won an Aurora in 2018 for his poem “Heaven is the Hell of No Choices” which I published in Polar Borealis issue #4.

Winning an Aurora Award is a great honour. I am one very happy Publisher.

Polar Borealis #15 is now online and available for free download

Polar Borealis#15 contains the following good reading:

With Cover art by Swati Chavda. Poems by Roxanne Barbour, Richard Stevenson, David F. Shultz, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Melanie Marttila, Ralph Pitchie, Lisa Timpf, and Jim Smith. Stories by Greg Fewer, K.M. McKenzie, Gillian Secord, Nancy Kay Clark, Justin Dill, Hayden Trenholm, R. A. Clarke, and Robert Runté.

Go to “Current/Back Issues” and scroll down to click on link to issue.

Cheers!  R. Graeme Cameron