A guide to Canadian literary magazines and journals open to submissions

A comprehensive list of Canadian publications accepting submissions in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

There's a lot to be gained from publishing in a literary magazine. Beyond cred among your peers, submitting to journals can help you to hone your writing skills, develop your career and expand your audience. 

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. (Want your publication added? Email us at canadawrites@cbc.ca.)

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

Brick
Accepts: Literary nonfiction
Issues per year: 2
Submission period: Year 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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 4
Submission period: Year round

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