Please note: The Writers’ Collective cannot vouch for the legitimacy of all the following markets. We encourage all writers to carefully investigate markets before submitting their work.
Calls for Submissions
The Montreal Review is an independent, nonpartisan online magazine of ideas. We publish short stories, poetry, non-fiction, book reviews and interviews on politics, society, the environment, and culture. We welcome readers’ letters, opinions and views. We would publish every intelligent, creative, honest, and tolerant point of view mailed to us. Info and submissions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James Lorimer and Company of Toronto are currently looking for submissions for their children’s series. Contact Carrie Gleason, Children’s Book Editor (email@example.com) for submission guidelines.
Matrix Magazine, a lovely little publication headed up by writer and former Winnipegger Jon Paul Fiorentino, a great mag but does not accept unsolicited submissions and cite, ”only submissions that respond to calls will be read.” Refuse to be intimidated, next call is, ZEN-INSPIRED POETRY, deadline October 31st, Details: here
Cahoots is an online Canadian magazine for women who want more than the “same old same old” from a women’s magazine. Cahoots is a magazine for the creative, engaged, curious, soulful woman in all women. We are seeking submissions of articles, visual art, creative writing, and proposals for regular reviews and columns about things that really matter (and it’s not bee-stung lips!). Conspire to inspire. Visit www.cahootsmagazine.com for full submission guidelines. Upcoming issue themes include future, sustainability, feminism and work.
The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format. “For forty years, The Antigonish Review has consistently published fine poetry and prose by emerging — and established — writers. Their writing would not have been as readily available had it not been for the efforts of this review.” See their website for a full overview. They don’t accept fiction submissions between June and October but other than that seem quite open, click here for full submission info (I particularly enjoyed their Style Consistency section)
Lobster Press -New call for picture book submissions! Lobster Press is currently seeking picture book manuscript submissions from Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Please send a brief bio, the book synopsis, and the full text of your picture book manuscript to LobsterPressSubmissions@gmail.com. All text must be within the body of the e-mail we are unable to open attachments. Please write Picture Book Submission in the subject line of your e-mail. We will only contact you if we are interested in your work. Submissions received via regular mail will not be accepted. To learn more about Lobster Press and to see full submissions guidelines, please visitwww.lobsterpress.com
Below is an incomplete list of Canadian literary journals that accept submissions. Each entry includes a link to the journal’s website (click on the title), a list of what it accepts, and a note on where in Winnipeg you can borrow or buy the journal. At the end of the list, you will also find a few genre publications (Fantasy/SciFi and Western).
You’ll save yourself a certain amount of time and effort – and rejection slips – by doing your research beforehand to find out what kind of work each journal publishes, and focusing on those that seem to include writers like you. It doesn’t have to be complicated – just read a couple issues and follow each publication’s submission guidelines closely. Good luck!
The Antigonish Review
Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, articles and essays, book reviews, translations. Provides house style with submission guidelines; see website for details.
Found at: McNally Robinson, Winnipeg Public Library, University of Winnipeg Library
Arc Poetry Magazine
Accepts: Poems; artwork; queries for reviews, essays, interviews and “How Poems Work” feature.
Found at: University of Manitoba
Accepts: Poetry, short fiction, hybrid media.
Accepts: Fiction (short stories, novel excerpts), plays, essays, interviews, poetry, musical scores, visual art (photos, art and installations). See submission guidelines.
Found at: McNally Robinson, Winnipeg Public Library
Accepts: Short fiction, comics, poetry, screenplays, essays and other art forms. Currently only accepting submissions that respond to calls. See current call for submissions.
Found at: McNally Robinson