Call for Submissions for New Maine Publication

  • March 04, 2024

Now accepting submissions for the first issue of a new publication, Maine’s Canid Chronicles! This limited edition series is part of Canids of Maine’s community outreach and is meant to celebrate Maine’s canids from the diverse perspectives of Mainers throughout our state. The first issue will focus on red foxes and gray foxes.

Hi! My name is Dr. Tammy Cloutier. I’m an ethologist, writer, editor, and creator of the Canids of Maine community science project. Born and raised in Maine with a science background and love of nature and art, my purpose for creating this publication is to have Maine community members share information about Maine’s canids in a fun and different way. This will be done by providing a space for people to share stories, experiences, poetry, and art relating to foxes, coyotes, and wolves. The content of each issue will vary, but may include interviews, written pieces, research projects, events, and images.

 If you’re thinking about submitting an item for consideration but aren’t sure what you should submit, here are some questions that may help:

  • Did you have an unexpected or interesting encounter with a red or gray fox here in Maine?
  • Maybe you wrote a poem or a short fiction or nonfiction story about a red or gray fox?
  • Are you a Maine artist or photographer (amateur or professional) who created a red or gray fox painting or sculpture, or caught that perfect image of a family of foxes?
  • Have you had an internship or job where you worked with/researched red or gray foxes here in Maine? If so, was there a specific moment or experience that stayed with you, or did you learn something you found surprising?
  • Do you have specific questions about Maine’s red or gray foxes? If so, please share and I’ll do my best to answer them in the publication. Don’t be shy! Other people probably have the same question and we’re all here to learn, right? 😊

 Submission Categories:

  • Fiction (1,000 word limit)
  • Nonfiction (1,000 word limit)
  • Poetry
  • Visual Art (photography, paintings, sketches, sculpture, etc.)
  •    High resolution image of your piece (minimum 300 ppi)
  •    Include a few words or short paragraph about the background of your piece (why you created it, what it means to you, what it represents, etc.)

 File Types Accepted:

 For Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .pdf
  • File-Sharing link (DropBox, Google Drive, etc.)

 For Visual Art

  • .gif
  • .jpg
  • .pdf
  • .png
  • .svg
  • .tif
  • File-Sharing link (DropBox, Google Drive, etc.)


Any submission must be the property of the individual submitting them. While all voices are encouraged and welcome, no graphic images or literary submissions that include intentionally inflicting abuse, torture, or injury to an animal will be permitted or accepted.


There is no submission fee and no compensation offered for items that are accepted for publication.



 MARCH 1, 2024: Submission Period Opens

 JUNE 1, 2024: Submission Deadline

 FALL/WINTER 2024: Submitters Notified of Acceptance

 SPRING/SUMMER 2025: Publication Available: Exact Date and Format TBD

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Tammy Cloutier

6 Clear Brook Xing
Kennebunk  ME  04043