ULTRA is a Tkaronto scene zine that began during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to come together safely. We hope to revive the kinds of exchanges we once had in spaces we can't access right now so our community continues to grow. ULTRA loves love. We celebrate difference and not hate.
Everything ULTRA publishes is community-sourced. If you plan on submitting, THANK YOU. Submissions are always open, but keep in mind we publish on the first of every other month, beginning in February (then April, June, August, October, December). Submissions received at least one month before the publication date will be considered for the following issue (e.g. subs received by Jan 1 are considered for February 1 issue and so on). We look at everything and will get back to you (sometimes it takes a bit – ty for your patience!) whether we can accommodate your work or not (unless you git spammified so following up is welcome and appreciated!). For a sense of v i b e, we encourage folks to peep the current issue and/or visit the archive.
Please note we prioritize Tkaronto BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIAP, women and other historically under-represented voices. If you wish to include this in your submission, we will keep it to ourselves unless directed by you to do otherwise.
VIS: original unreleased video, photography, illustration and other visual forms, opinions, interviews and reviews
LIT: original unpublished poetry, non-academic essays, stories (fiction + non-fiction), literary opinions, interviews and reviews
SOUND: original and unreleased recordings and music videos (exclusives / premieres), unpublished opinions, interviews and reviews, new releases (recently or soon-to-be released)
HAPPENINGS: info on upcoming community events; 1 x 1 visual plz
MISC: other (original / unpublished) good good; feel free to reach out with concepts first :}
We like to keep things LOOSE. But for visual bbs and poets with a penchant for very very very very long lines, please keep in mind our layouts are 9" x 12" and your pieces will be adapted to this format. Please put the name (if any) you'd like to publish under with your submission.
At this time, ULTRA is a labour of love, which means we can't promise payment. As we get going, we hope to change that. For now, we can't express how grateful we are to have cats like ♡ you ♡ .
Please send submissions to