A Guide To Canadian Literary Magazines and Journals – Jacana Books
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A Guide To Canadian Literary Magazines and Journals

We’ve compiled a list of Canadian print and online magazines and journals. Information is subject to change —  so check the publications’ websites for updated guidelines before you submit.

Agnes and True
Accepts: Fiction
Submission period: Year-round

The Antigonish Review

Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $50 plus two copies

Arc Poetry Magazine
Accepts: Poetry
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Fall
Payment: $50 per page, one copy of the issue

Augur Magazine
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: See dates
Payment: $0.02 cents per word for fiction, $25 for flash fiction, $20 for poems, $20 per page for comics

Blank Spaces
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, art, photo essay
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year-round

Brick
Accepts: Literary nNonfiction
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: YYear-round

Canadian Literature
Accepts: Poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Honorarium for poetry

Canadian Notes & Queries
Accepts: Nonfiction
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round

Canthius
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $5 per page, one copy of the issue

The Capilano Review
Accepts: Poetry
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: See dates
Payment: $50 per published page to a maximum of $150

The Carousel
Accepts: Fiction, poetry
Issues per year: 2
Submission Period: January and September (see dates)
Payment: $55 for 1-4 pages, $100 for five or more pages, a two-issue subscription which includes the copy with the submitted work

Carte Blanche
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Spring and Fall
Payment: Honorarium per submission

The Claremont Review
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, visual art
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Fall
Payment: $10 per page

Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing (CV2)
Accepts: Poetry, nonfiction, interviews, reviews
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Sept. 1 through May 31
Payment: $30 per poem, $50-$100 for interviews and articles, $40-$150 for essays, $40-$80 for reviews, two copies of the issue

The Dalhousie Review
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Two copies of the issue

Event
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, nonfiction
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $25 per page ($30 for poetry), up to $500

Exile
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation, drama, visual art
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: 5¢ per word, one copy of the issue

Existere
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, visual art
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Honorarium, one copy of the issue

The Feathertale Review
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, cartoons
Issue per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Payment if submission is published in print

The Fiddlehead
Accepts: Fiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $60 per pu blished page, two copies of the issue

filling station
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $25 honorarium, complimentary 3-issue subscription, discount on future renewals and subscriptions

Freefall Magazine
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, art
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: See dates
Payment: $10 per page to a maximum of $100, one copy of the issue

Geist
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issue per year: 4
Submission period: Year round

Grain
Accepts: Fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Sept. 1 to May 31
Payment: $50 per page to a maximum of $250, two copies of the issue

The Hart House Review
Accepts: Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, visual art
Issues per year: 1
Submission period: Fall

Hamilton Arts & Letters
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Spring and fall
Payment: Honorarium

Hamilton Review of Books
Accepts: Reviews, essays, interviews
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $50 per review, $75 per essay or interview

Hazlitt
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction
Issues per year: Online (1 annual print edition)
Submission period: See dates

Humber Literary Review
Accepts: Fiction, personal essays, poetry, visual art
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: See dates
Payment: $100, two copies of the issue

The Impressment Gang
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: See dates
Payment: $25, two copies of the issue

Into the Void
Accepts:  Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual art
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round

Literary Review of Canada
Accepts: Poetry, nonfiction, reviews
Issues per year: 10
Submission period: Year round

The Mackinac
Accepts: Poetry
Issues per year: 3-4
Submission period: Year round

MacroMicroCosm Literary & Art Journal
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round

The Malahat Review
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $60 per published page, one-year subscription

Matrix
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, reviews
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round

The Maynard
Accepts: Poetry
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Jan. 31 and July 31

The Montreal Review
Accepts: Nonfiction, book reviews
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round

Montreal Writes
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and photography
Issues per year: 12 (monthly)
Submission period: Year round

The Nashwaak Review
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round

The New Quarterly
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $250 for fiction and nonfiction, $40 for poetry

On Spec
Accepts: Fiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: See dates
Payment: Yes

PACE Magazine
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, reviews, photography, visual art
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round

Paperplates
Accepts: Essays, fiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 1
Submission period: Year round

Plenitude
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, interviews
Issues per year: Online only
Submission Period: Year round
Payment: $60 for prose, $25 for poetry

Prairie Fire
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: 10¢ per word for prose to various maximums, $40 for poetry

Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Honorarium if submission is published in print

Prism International
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $30 per printed page for prose, two copies of the issue

Pulp Literature
Accepts: Short fiction, poetry, graphic novels, illustrations
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $0.015 – $0.07 per word to various maximums for short stories
$25 – $50 for poetry and interior illustrations
$25 – $75 per page for sequential art (graphic novels and cartoons) and illustrations

The Puritan
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, essays
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $100

Queen’s Quarterly
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, essays, reviews
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: Yes

Rhubarb
Accepts: poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, short fiction, artwork
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round

Ricepaper Magazine
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews, artwork
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round

Riddle Fence
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round

Room
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $50 for one page, $60 for two pages, $90 for three pages, $120 for four pages, $150 for five or more pages

Spadina Literary Review
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, comics
Issues per year: 6
Submission period: Year round

subTerrain
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 3
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $50 per page, $50 per poem

Taddle Creek
Genres: Fiction, poetry
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $50 per page

The/tᗴmz/Review
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, reviews
Issues per year: 4
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $20 for fiction, $20 for poetry $20 for reviews

Understorey Magazine
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry
Issues per year: 2-3
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $30-$60 honorarium

untethered
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, visual art
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year round
Payment: $10 honorarium

Vallum
Accepts: Poetry, essays, reviews
Issues per year: 2
Submission Period: Year round
Payment: Yes

The Windsor Review
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork
Issues per year: 2
Submission Period: Year round

 

 

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