Pick a card, any cardTarot is a vehicle of storytelling. Tarot is divination, self-reflection, ritual. Tarot cards take on new meanings in new contexts, as they travel through the deck to find your touch. The symbols of the cards are laid out before The Magician. Metal bends under his finger tips. Before he can create, he considers the tarot in its most rudimentary form. He reels the cards back to their first symbols. They take on a life of their own from there.

CAROUSEL is holding a call for tarot-themed submissions in poetry and prose. We’re looking for writing inspired by the cards — drawing from the symbolism, the story and the higher spiritual offerings. Get freaky. Get manifesting. Consider sacrificing a goat. Speak to the cards that appear to offer the most and maybe they’ll speak back.


CAROUSEL 46 (INDIGENOUS + AFROFUTURISMS, Winter 2021) — free to read here

Guest Editors — Molly Cross-Blanchard + Terese Mason Pierre

Fiction — Brandi Bird • Sean Dowie • Jessica Johns • Nailah King • Lexi Mellish Mingo • Kavelina Torres // Poetry — Nathan Adler • Fiona Raye Clarke • Trynne Delaney • Whitney French • Kai Minosh Pyle • Khalisa Rae • Jovan Shadd • Sarain Frank Soonias // Graphic Forms — Napatsi Folger // Featured Artist — STOiK + Conversations — Elee Kraljii Gardiner interviews Chloé Savoie-Bernard // USEREVIEW 030-044 featuring traditional, experimental and capsule book reviews by Leah Bobet • Sarah Cavar • Hollay Ghadery • A.G. Pasquella • Sneha Subramanian Kanta • Jade Wallace


CAROUSEL 45 (Summer 2021) — free to read here

Art Portolio + Cover — Amy Friend // Fiction — Shaelin Bishop • Dawn Lo • Thaddeus Rutkowski • Isabelle Teo // Poetry — Courtney Bates-Hardy • Gregory Betts • Kate Cayley • Natasha Kessler + Adam Day • Annick MacAskill • Jessi MacEachern • Mickey Mahan • Carol Harvey Steski • Bronwen Tate • Carl Watts • Yvonne // CHAIN Response Poetry Project: poems 5-8 — Jeremy Colangelo • Natalie Wilkinson • Graeme Bezanson • Chris Tompkins // Conversations — Elee Kraljii Gardiner interviews Haruna Solomon // USEREVIEW 013-029 featuring traditional, experimental and capsule book reviews by Conyer Clayton • Jade Wallace • Jessica Bromley Bartram • Mark Laliberte • Julie McIsaac • Klara du Plessis • Melanie Power • Karl Jirgens • Lannie Stabile • John Nyman • Khashayar Mohammadi

CAROUSEL 44 (Winter 2020) free to read here

Art Portolio + Cover — Chet Bell // Fiction — Anne Baldo • Timothy DeLizza • Síle Englert • Jennifer McAuley // Poetry — Renee Agatep • Anne Barngrover • Despy Boutris • Amee Nassrene Broumand • Conyer Clayton • James Collier • Mikayla Fawcett • Layla Flowers • Sean Madden • Caroline Misner • Kevin Stebner • Sneha Subramanian Kanta • John Sibley Williams • Z.Y. Yang // CHAIN Response Poetry Project: poems 1-4 — Andy Verboom • Zachary Medlin • Roxanna Bennett • kerry rawlinson // Comics — Robert Pasternak // Conversations — Elee Kraljii Gardiner interviews Joyelle McSweeney + Ken White // USEREVIEW 001-012 featuring traditional and experimental book reviews by K.B. Thors • Khashayar Mohammadi • Mark Laliberte • John Nyman • Deirdre Danklin • Jade Wallace • Manahil Bandukwala • Erica McKeen • Emily Woodworth • Sanchari Sur • Amanda Earl • Hollay Ghadery

The summer 2020 issue of CAROUSELour final print issue — is available in our shop!

Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Interviews & Artwork by:
John Barton • Gary Barwin • derek beaulieu • David James Brock • Sue Chenette • Jeremy Colangelo • Adam Day • Leesa Dean • Jonathan Duckworth • Jonathan Dyck • Kenneth Jakubas • Karl Jirgens • Carol Krause • Mark Laliberte • Aaron Linton • Mark A. McCutcheon • Conor McDonnell • miriam putters • Frédérique Rusch • Lauren Turner • P.C. Vandall

Order your copy of CAROUSEL 43 here



CURRENT / UPCOMING READING PERIODS 

Please visit our Submittable NOW!

1.
Themed call:
WRITING THE TAROT
Guest Edited by Taylor Brown
· accepting Poetry + Fiction submissions
Jan 20/22Mar 15/22

2.
Open, general call
for Poetry + Fiction:
· accepting submissions in each category
Jan 20/22Mar 15/22

3.
#USEReview Open call
for Experimental Reviews:
· accepting submissions on an ongoing basis

CAROUSEL does not charge reading fees, unless otherwise specified 


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CAROUSEL (est. 1983) is an exquisitely produced hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new & established creators, with a focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. This innovative journal — now exclusively released online as of December 2020 — prides itself on presenting work across many genres: if it’s original & engaging, we want to give it a home!