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We want to get our pretty product into the hands of as many people as we can — that's why we're offering you a chance to catch up. Right now you can order a copy of any issue you've missed out on for the pre-order price. No shipping. No taxes. It's our gift to you. Sure, your yard is begging for attention and your windows need washing but doesn't curling up with a glossy magazine full of great content by great Canadians sound like more fun??!

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Now Available: Blank Spaces Notebooks

http://blankspaces.alannarusnak.com/p/notebooks.html

We put out small teasers about these cute little notebooks but now they're ready to be set loose upon the world, collecting ideas, capturing inspiration, soaking up the ink of a thousand thoughts...

blank spaces notebook collection

Not only will these 6x9 notebooks provide you with 100 pages upon which to spill your incredible ideas, they also include the complete Blank Spaces annual calendar to help you keep track of free submission periods and pre-order deadlines AS WELL AS our full submission guidelines.

They are currently available in four different colours BUT we'd be more than happy to make one in any colour your heart desires (for a small, additional fee).


Want one in every colour? See below to learn how you can save up to 30%





There are a few options for purchasing:

  1. Buy directly through Blank Spaces
  2. Purchase through Amazon (potentially saving on shipping)
  3. Meet us at an event and purchase directly

TO PURCHASE THROUGH BLANK SPACES:


Select Your Notebook
Colour Request (custom order)
 
You can expect delivery 4-6 weeks following purchase.
Shipping is an additional $3 and will be applied at checkout.
 
 
Interested in multiple copies? Contact us to receive a discount. 
(2 copies = 5% off; 4 copies = 10% off; 6 copies = 20% off; 10+ copies = 30% off)
 
When selecting Custom Colour, please find your colour of choice on this Colour Chart and include the HEX # in your request. Alternatively, use words like dark, light, rich, pale.

blank spaces notebook collection
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Issue number THREE is out in the World!

From the Editor
as featured on page five of the March 2017 issue

Blank Spaces Issue 3 March 2017
Three's not a crowd, it's a family!

My daughter came home from school a few months ago singing Humble and Kind. It’s a beautiful song written by folk singer-songwriter Lori McKenna, and made famous by Tim McGraw.

When those dreams you’re dreaming come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

What a brilliant motto by which to approach my role here at Blank Spaces. The progress we’ve made, the friendships we’ve forged, the established writers we’ve celebrated, and the initiates we’ve championed—wow! I have so much to be proud of.

But so do you—every one of you beautiful people who have contributed, purchased, and shared this little vision of mine. None of this could happen without you. You are the heartbeat of this project, and I thank you with every pump of the Blank Spaces pulse.

You have taught me much about humility and kindness: from funny, self-deprecating submission emails; to gushing gratitude when accepted; to gracious conceding when edits are requested; to emails expressing thanks for an article that particularly spoke to you. What a privilege it has been to be touched by the happiness Blank Spaces has brought to your journeys.

There is a reciprocal synergy to our relationship with contributors and readers. Often, in response to a submission, I will welcome the artist into ‘the tribe’. Because that’s what we are. A tribe. A family. A joint collection of creative souls, seeking to share a little piece of ourselves with the world.

The path to publication is riddled with cracks, potholes, even craters. Sometimes it feels like an impossible mountain to climb. Our mission is not to reject, but to smooth the road along the way into our pages. We’re the construction worker in a reflective vest, tapping tar into the holes with the back of a shovel. We are here to fill the gaps. Perhaps it’s your turn to join the family, to become part of the narrative that’s filling the cracks. Stop sitting on your talent—there’s a place for you here!


        Alanna Rusnak—Editor in Chief



To purchase the March issue, click the link below:


Blank Spaces - March 2017
44 pages, published 2/21/2017
Volume 1, Issue 3 of Blank Spaces is a celebration of Canadian talent, featuring the work of artists—writers, painters, photographers, poets, etc.