Submissions Closed


Our latest submission period is officially closed!

Thank you to everyone who sent in their work, we can’t wait to read your submissions.

If your work is selected for inclusion you can expect to hear from us by early May.

Due to the incredible volume of submissions we recieve, we are unable to contact those we haven’t chosen for inclusion.

We thank you for your patience while we read!

New Issue (Vol. 5.2) Now Available!

It’s here! It’s here! It’s beautiful and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all!

Grab your copy of the new issue here, and watch the virtual launch of the issue here.

Check out excerpts from this issue here.

Vol 5.2 includes new writing by: Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Moni Brar, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Megan Cole, Triny Finlay, Katherine FitzHywel, Gabriela Halas, A. N. Higgins, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Daze Jefferies, Margo LaPierre, Mike Madill, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Sarah Ng, Michael Russell, Rachel Shabalin, Gillian Turnbull, Miriam Vaswani, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace. Artwork by Shreya Shruti.

6.1 Decisions Made

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for consideration for inclusion in Vol. 6.1. All decisions have now been made and issue production is underway. If you haven’t heard from us your piece hasn’t been chosen for inclusion but please submit to us again in the future when our submissions are open.

We are so looking forward to sharing the amazing work in this issue with you soon!

Seven Days Left to Submit!

Whoa folx, time flies! There’s only seven days left in our current submission period! Send us your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art and, of course, those strange beings in between before March 15th for consideration in our upcoming issue, Vol. 6.1.

Find our submission guidelines here, and check out our back-issue excerpts here to get a sense of what we like to publish. Like what you see? Grab a copy of your favourite issue here!

We can’t wait to read your stuff!

Vol. 5.2 Launch Video

Missed the launch on February 3rd, 2021? Want to relive the night?

You’re in luck. Find the full, glitch-free video embedded below.

Featuring readings from Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Megan Cole, Katherine FitzHywel, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Margo LaPierre, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Michael Russell, Gillian Turnbull, Elizabeth Vondrak and Jade Wallace. Hosted by untethered editor Stephanie McKechnie.

Let us know what you think!

Grab your copy of vol. 5.2 here.

NEW LINKS: Launching Tonight

We had some technical difficulties! The earlier links no longer work! Please click the NEW links and subscribe to access the actual live streams!

YouTube Live / Facebook Live

Tonight it the night! Cozy up on the couch, or gather round the kitchen table with your roommates, and join us virtually on Facebook Live or YouTube Live to celebrate the launch of the brand new issue! Click the hyperlinks above to navigate to the livestream and click subscribe with notifications (YouTube) or “Get Reminder” (Facebook) to get a notification when we are starting! The event starts at 7PM EST.

The one-hour long live virtual event hosted by untethered editor, Stephanie McKechnie, features pre-recorded readings from thirteen of the issue contributors including Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Ellen Chang-Richarson, Megan Cole, Katherine FitzHywel, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Margo LaPierre, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Michael Russell, Gillian Turnbull, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace, sales on the the current issue (ONLY $12 until the end of the live event!), sales on all available back issues (ONLY $8!), and tickets sales for our highly-anticipated raffle draw where you could win one of the amazing literary and non-literary prizes donated to us including subscriptions to Room MagazinePrairie FireCV2Taddle CreekShamelessArc Poetry Magazine, and The Fiddlehead, a back issue prize pack from untethered, and a $50 gift certificate to Toronto-based Come As You Are, Canada’s ethical, feminist, cooperatively run sex shop!

Sales on issues and raffle tickets are only available until the end of the live event tonight so visit the Virtual Launch Hub here to pick up your copy of the issue at the launch price and your raffle tickets now to take advantage of the deal!

Again, raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $23 tickets for $5, or a very long armslength of tickets for $10 (that’s 15 tickets for only $10–this is the best deal!) Grab your tickets here

The raffle draw will happen tomorrow, February 4th @ 2PM EST via video on our Instagram page BUT you don’t need Instagram to participate. I will be emailing all the winners so they can claim their prizes. I will just be pulling the via video so it’s like a true raffle with the winners first name and last initial announced.

You can find out more about each of the readers here.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Launching Tonight: Vol. 5.2

Tonight it the night! Cozy up on the couch, or gather round the kitchen table with your roommates, and join us virtually on Facebook Live or YouTube Live to celebrate the launch of the brand new issue! Click the hyperlinks above to navigate to the livestream and click subscribe with notifications (YouTube) or “Get Reminder” (Facebook) to get a notification when we are starting! The event starts at 7PM EST.

The one-hour long live virtual event hosted by untethered editor, Stephanie McKechnie, features pre-recorded readings from thirteen of the issue contributors including Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Ellen Chang-Richarson, Megan Cole, Katherine FitzHywel, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Margo LaPierre, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Michael Russell, Gillian Turnbull, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace, sales on the the current issue (ONLY $12 until the end of the live event!), sales on all available back issues (ONLY $8!), and tickets sales for our highly-anticipated raffle draw where you could win one of the amazing literary and non-literary prizes donated to us including subscriptions to Room Magazine, Prairie Fire, CV2, Taddle Creek, Shameless, Arc Poetry Magazine, and The Fiddlehead, a back issue prize pack from untethered, and a $50 gift certificate to Toronto-based Come As You Are, Canada’s ethical, feminist, cooperatively run sex shop!

Sales on issues and raffle tickets are only available until the end of the live event tonight so visit the Virtual Launch Hub here to pick up your copy of the issue at the launch price and your raffle tickets now to take advantage of the deal!

Again, raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $2, 3 tickets for $5, or a very long armslength of tickets for $10 (that’s 15 tickets for only $10–this is the best deal!)

The raffle draw will happen tomorrow, February 4th @ 2PM EST via video on our Instagram page BUT you don’t need Instagram to participate. I will be emailing all the winners so they can claim their prizes. I will just be pulling the via video so it’s like a true raffle with the winners first name and last initial announced.

You can find out more about each of the readers here.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Vol. 5.2 Launch Raffle

Buy your raffle tickets for the untethered vol. 5.2 virtual launch party for your chance to win some of our amazing prizes donated to us by literary and non-literary organizations.

Tickets can be purchased until the end of the live launch event on February 3rd, 2021 on Facebook or YouTube. Start time: 7 PM EST

Find all the other launch info on our Virtual Launch Hub!

Tickets will be assigned to folks by time signature and winners to be drawn via video on our Instagram feed the following day on February 4th at 2 PM EST. Prizes are first drawn first choice.

Don’t have Instagram? Don’t worry! You can still grab your tickets and know we will be emailing all the winners so they can claim their prizes!

Prizes to Be Won:


Click the buttons below to add tickets to your shopping cart!

*Steph’s arm is 15 tickets long! **Best Deal**

5.2 Virtual Launch Hub

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5.2 Launch Party!


Welcome to the untethered vol. 5.2 Virtual Launch Hub, the one stop shop for everything launch related!

Our brand new issue, vol. 5.2, we be launched virtually on Facebook Live and Youtube Live on on February 3rd, 2021 @ 7PM EST. RSVP to the event on Facebook to stay up to date!


Raffle Prizes

Enter the untethered launch raffle now for your chance to win some of these amazing prizes!

Grab Your Copy of the New Issue

Vol. 5.2 ONLY $12

Includes new writing by: Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Moni Brar, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Megan Cole, Triny Finlay, Katherine FitzHywel, Gabriela Halas, A. N. Higgins, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Daze Jefferies, Margo LaPierre, Mike Madill, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Sarah Ng, Michael Russell, Rachel Shabalin, Gillian Turnbull, Miriam Vaswani, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace.

Artwork by Shreya Shruti.

What to Expect:

If you’ve ever been to an untethered launch event you know just how fun they can be! This time, though virtual, will be no different.

We have an incredible line up of readers for you, sales on the new issue and back issues, as well as our coveted raffle!

When: Feburary 3rd, 2021 @ 7PM EST.

Where: virtually on Facebook Live and Youtube Live. Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event page!

How: Click the links above to be directed to our pages where the video will go live!

This is a live event, but all readings have been pre-recorded so all you need to do to attend is click the links provided and sit back and enjoy!

This is not your typical Zoom call!

Featured Readers

We’ve got an incredible reader line up for you this launch!

Featuring readings from Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Megan Cole, Katherine FitzHywel, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Margo LaPierre, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Michael Russell, Gillian Turnbull, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace.

Raffle Tickets

Grab your raffle tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

1 Ticket for $2

3 Tickets for $5

Arms length of Tickets (15 tickets!!) for $10 (*BEST DEAL*)

Grab Back Issues at Special Launch Prices!

Any available back issue for ONLY $8 (shipping within Canada included)

Having a hard time deciding? Check out our back issue excerpts pages here!

Support untethered

We are an independent literary magazine and receive no external funding. We only exist because of the amazing support we receive from incredible readers like you!

Selling issues and raffle tickets at our live launches was the way we made back the majority of our funds to print future issues.

We know the pandemic has hit us all hard, and we are not exempt. All donations of any amount are greatly appreciate and help us keep doing what we’re doing!

Don’t Fret!

While we encourage everyone to gather virtually and celebrate the launch of this issue at the live event, we understand that life is pretty unpredictable right now. If you can’t attend the live launch you will be able to access the video on YouTube and Facebook even after the event has ended.

We can’t wait for you to join us!