Calgary Poet Laureate Kris Demeanor, House of Blue Skies, the bestselling
Alberta micro publisher, and RE:ACT Art & Community Together, are seeking
submissions of poetry, as well as visual art, for the

A “best of” selection of the poetry and visual art chosen for the forum
will also be featured in an upcoming print anthology to be published by
House of Blue Skies and the RE:ACT Collective in April 2014.

We are looking for works about, or inspired by, the City of Calgary.  We
hope to articulate the experience of the city through creative language
and art.  What stories is our city ready to tell us through our poets and
artists? What sings in our green spaces?  What thrives in the fast lane?
What struggles in the margins? What chatters in the Plus 15s?  What
two-steps in the alleys?  What surprises us, wounds us, heals us, makes us
run, or woos us to stay?

We are searching for works from writers and artists living in Calgary or
the surrounding area, as well as expatriate Calgarians. Works from other
writers and artists will also be considered as long as the theme is

Contributors whose pieces are accepted for the print anthology will be
paid an honorarium and receive one contributor copy of the finished

Previous House of Blue Skies anthologies, Writing the Land (2007) and Home
& Away (2009) were both bestsellers.  Works from these anthologies were
also featured on prior to the launch of each print
anthology. is a forum for emerging and established poets to find a
wider audience for their work, with a particular emphasis on writing by

Submission guidelines:
To submit your work, email 1-3 poems, 50 lines maximum each; or artwork in
appropriate digital format, with “RE:ACT Project” in the subject line, to
the Editors at [email protected].

Please include a short bio (50-75 words) with your submission, as well as
your mailing address and phone number.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, and previously published work may
be considered if the artist can guarantee permissions for House of Blue
Skies to reprint the work.

Submission deadline is December 1, 2013. The works will be published on forum throughout 2013. Works for the print anthology
will be selected by January 25, 2014.

In order to publish your previously unpublished poetry one time on we require First North American Serial Rights.  Upon
publication, the Rights are returned to the poet.  We request the Right to
maintain all poems published indefinitely (without payment to the artist)
in the archives.

Editors: forum Dymphny Dronyk & Bob Stallworthy

Editors: House of Blue Skies print anthology Calgary Poet Laureate Kris
Demeanor, Publisher Dymphny Dronyk & the RE:ACT Collective