Call For Submissions - Volume III

Deadline August 1st  2020 at midnight

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020 volume of Cool Customer.

In this issue we want to explore the framework that makes up our learning to live and identify with myriads of grief; Denial, fear, anger, depression, acceptance and love.

Consider the loss we have all faced during this time of isolation and how we have all been moving through it.

We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, photography, and illustration. We are open to all genres, mediums, and styles as long as we can print it! 

Email all submissions to

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We invite submissions of finished pieces in the following mediums (previously unpublished work is preferable):

  • poetry
  • essays/creative non-fiction
  • creative writing/short fiction
  • illustration
  • photography 

For submissions 
*Please submit all word documents in .docx format only.
A short bio and link to your website (if relevant) is appreciated. 

File types for images: 
Please submit files as .jpeg/.tiff/.psd, with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI.

References and citation style for essays: 
Please use Chicago style in-text citations. Citations/notes should be included at the end of the document as unembedded endnotes. Use reference numbers for your notes, in both the body of the text and the endnotes.

submission deadline is August 1st 2020 at midnight
Email submissions to

For more information, questions, or thoughts, please contact us at

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About Us 

Cool Customer is an annual publication designed, edited, and published by Kenley Blackwood and Jessy Kitchen. We aim to explore varying perspectives from writers and artists to create a space for a collective grieving process, as well as engage readers in work that provokes thought and reflection surrounding grief.

As a meditation on grief, Cool Customer aims to be a space for honesty, intimacy, and healing. We are interested in considering the form that grief takes in our work as we process, engage with, and cope with loss and trauma. We wish to explore grief in a myriad of ways, be it the loss of a life, a relationship, or a part of identity.

Cool Customer is published in Toronto. 

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