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 will continue 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 month. We look at everything and will get back to you whether we can accommodate your work or not. Please note we prioritize BIPOC, trans, queer and womxn voices. For a sense of v i b e, we encourage folks to visit to the archive.
VIS: original and unpublished video, photography, illustration and other visual forms, opinions, interviews and reviews
LIT: original and unpublished poetry, non-academic essays, stories (fiction + non-fiction), literary opinions, interviews and reviews
SOUND: original and unpublished recordings and music videos (exclusives/premieres), concert and album reviews, interviews and opinions, new releases (recently published)
HAPPENINGS: info on upcoming community events
MISC: astrology? fashun? gardening? wild cards!!! feel free to reach out with concepts first; original and unpublished only plz :}
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 289 x 380 mm 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