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That Dammed Beaver: New Canadian Comedy
Exile Publishing

Canadians have a unique, if not odd, way of looking at themselves and at the world. We see the chaotic and the absurd all around us, and it is our resilient sense of humor that allows us to laugh when facing the truth, or at times to avoid crying. What a nation finds funny, and how it embraces humour, is key to what makes a nation great. From SCTV to Kids in the Hall to the Mercer Report, generations of Canadians leave 'em laughing. Eliciting the guffaw, the snicker, the gut-buster, the wry twist of a smile, these are the moments when our humanity is revealed, and embraced.

While one of our greatest exports has been our distinct sense of humor, one of the enduring myths about Canada is that we are a nice people, polite, but not necessarily funny. This is the chance for Canadian writers to put that idea of the peaceable, quiet, subdued north to rest. This is an opportunity to share one of our greatest capacities to be human/humane with readers across the country and around the world — the experience of what makes us laugh. So, what is funny about the Canadian experience? What sets us apart, and what makes us laugh? What can you write that will make others laugh?

This anthology of Canadian comedy looks for short fiction. We are also open to considering art, illustrations, cartoons and/or short graphic fiction. We are looking for stories that reveal our spirits — whomever and whatever that may be — from a broad spectrum of all backgrounds, persuasions, genders, and visions... all communities can show others something they might not have realized about themselves, and what they share in spirit with everyone across the country.

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Market Genres

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
0 to 1000 words
3 cents/word

Short Story
1000 to 5000 words
3 cents/word

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: No
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 25 April 2017

Last officially checked: 25 April 2017

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