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Bywords publishes emerging and established current and former Ottawa area poets, and promotes the Ottawa literary scene. To this end, Bywords publishes a monthly online zine, and a calendar of local literary events.

Founded: 2003
Location: Ottawa, ON
Format: Online
Issues/yr: 12
Issue Price:
The John Newlove Poetry Award
Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: All Year
Response Time: 48 hours
Payment: $35 (subject to change) is the National Capital Region’s hub for literary and spoken word activities. We publish an up-to-date comprehensive calendar of literary events and spoken word showcases; we list writing festivals, conferences, contests, calls for submission. workshops, author, publisher and book store information and news.