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Call for Short Story Submissions

We want to hear from you!

BC Metis Federation is doing a Call For Short Story Submissions. We are in search of 100 short stories entries from community. Submissions can come from British Columbia and across Canada.
Stories submissions cannot be previously published in print, self-published or blog republished. We ask for first rights on any story submitted and approved to be used. This means that the story should not have appeared anywhere else, either in print or online.

Criteria for Short Stories:

  • Short Story age target audience:
  • Kindergarten to Grade (ages 5-6) ,
  • Grade 2-3 (age 6-7),
  • Grade 4-6 (age 8-11)
  • Short Story Length: Minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages
  • Submission Timelines: November to December 2020

Suggested Story Content (but not limited to):

  • Metis Culture
  • Cooking
  • Critical thinking/Reasoning Skills
  • On the land events
  • Learning and Expressing Emotions/feelings      
  • Relationships/kinship/peers/belonging
  • Weather Elements/Activities 
  • Self-esteem/Identity/Ego
  • Goal Setting
  • Being Responsible
  • Laughter as Medicine/Humor
  • Self-Control/Social Emotional 
  • Songs/Sing-a-long
  • Fiddle Playing
  • Paying attention
  • Parent/Grandparent/Sibling Relationships
  • Empathy
  • Decision Making
  • Problem solving
  • Life Skills: tying shoes, learning colors and numbers, buttons, zippers, movement, dance, etc.
  • Jigging
  • Clothing, manners
  • Attitudes
  • Interpersonal skills and behaviors

It’s fine to send us more than one story at a time. In fact, we prefer to see two. Please send them through the form submissions process one at a time, and not together in one document.

How to submit your story?

In subject line of email identity: Short Story Submission: Your Name

Send Via email to


3 Responses to Call for Short Story Submissions

  1. Carol Fraser December 19, 2020 at 11:19 am #

    Who will receive monetary benefit ?

    • Keith Henry December 19, 2020 at 11:26 am #

      Thank you Carol,

      There is no monetary benefit? These stories are support as part new Michif curriculum BC Metis Federation is creating that we hope gets taken into the schools across BC.

      Thank you

      Keith Henry
      BC Metis Federation

  2. E.B January 16, 2021 at 5:32 am #

    Would be nice to see a deadline extension for story submissions, only 1 month to submit story’s?

    Quote Timeline: November to December 2020

    I’m trying to find my grandma Sansregret’s sasquatch story I wrote many years ago. Just noticed this call just before Christmas …. 😛

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