The Purposeful Mayonnaise

To submit to TPM Gallery please click here. The submission guidelines on this page are for The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal and The Bagel Hole.

Submissions for Issue 4 are now closed!

We will reply to all submissions during the second week of December 2021. Issue 4 publication date is December 15th.
Submission for Issue 5 will open on January 3rd, 2022.


Submissions to The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal and The Bagel Hole are free. 

Artists and writers retain full rights to their work.

The Purposeful Mayonnaise is not a paying market but is aiming to become one eventually. 

Submit to The Bagel Hole

The Bagel Hole is where we publish weekly features, artist interviews, poems, short prose.

We're looking for poetry, short stories, ramblings, essays, visual art, visual essays, personal stories. 

We're also looking to showcase writers and artists in short interviews. The Bagel Hole turnaround time is one week. 

To submit: 

Send us your work by email to with the subject line "FirstName LastName TBH" (submissions are free). Please include your website and social media, if applicable, and a short bio (2-3 sentences).

Writing:  12pt, Times New Roman (double-spaced for anything not poetry).  Erasures, concrete poetry, visual poetry, and poems with irregular indentation should be submitted in PDF format.  Submit up to 3 poems or up to 500 words double-spaced for anything not poetry in a Word document. Please use your name for file naming.  We accept reprints, but please let us know where and when it was previously published.

Art: up to 5 low-res photos as attachment or a link to your portfolio/body of work (if successful, we will ask for high-resolution images).  

For interviews: tell us a bit about yourself and your work. Please include a link to your portfolio/body of work, website and/or social media. 


Submissions are free.
Artists and writers retain full rights to their work.

Copyright info & Submission terms:

Please submit only your own work. If you need to submit on behalf of someone else, please contact us and explain the situation (you are required to obtain the artist’s approval).

By submitting to The Purposeful Mayonnaise (including the weekly feature, The Bagel Hole) you are confirming that you own the rights to the work or have permission from the copyright holder to submit the work.
By submitting you are granting The Purposeful Mayonnaise the non-exclusive right to publish the work in its submitted form on our website, publication (online or print), social media channels, newsletter. The Purposeful Mayonnaise uses Canadian English and reserves the right to edit all written content submitted (writing submissions, artist bios, artist statement, etc.) for grammar / spelling / formatting, without changing the content of your writing. 

By submitting your work you agree to being added to our mailing list. You are free to unsubscribe at any time.  

By submitting your work to The Purposeful Mayonnaise you accept the submission terms above.

Your email address will never be shared with any third parties. 

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