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The Spadina Literary Review is a Toronto-based online literary magazine launched in 2011 and appearing every two months. We welcome submissions of verse, short fiction, short non-fiction, and artwork from anywhere on the planet.

The Literary Review of Canada is the country’s leading forum for discussion and debate about books, culture, politics, and ideas. At a time when books coverage is shrinking dramatically, the LRC represents the widest possible range of Canada’s intellectual output, providing relevant cultural context for Canadians.

Hamilton Arts & Letters is operated by a collective dedicated to publishing a magazine presenting new literary works, graphic novel excerpts, exploratory writing, poetry, literary non-fiction, and the work of visual, audio, and film artists. HA&L magazine is produced on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Proudly Hamilton, but determinedly serving readers across Canada.

The Maynard, an online poetry journal, is a space for emerging and
experienced writers from Canada and around the world. Editors strive to feature poetry that challenges perceived boundaries (lyric, narrative, experimental, etc.) and showcases artistic conversations represented via shared or disparate aesthetics, subjects, and styles.

Brick is a biannual international literary journal featuring essays and insights from the world’s best-loved writers and fresh, emerging voices.

Established in 1945, The Fiddlehead’s mission is to publish the best writing from New Brunswick and the Atlantic region with the best from Canadian and international authors. We keep a special ear open for Indigenous authors, authors of diversity, and emerging authors who have yet to publish a single poem or story.

For over forty years, The Capilano Review and its community of readers, writers, and artists have worked to expand the boundaries of and dialogue between writing and art. Each issue features thoughtful, playful, critical, language-oriented work with full-colour art sections designed to promote dialogue between writers and artists.

On Spec is English Canada's longest-running journal of Literature of the Fantastic. We focus on finding excellent stories showcasing the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism and numerous sub-genres.

We are grateful for financial support from the Alberta Media Fund, the Copper Cylinder Arts and Letters Association and our generous Patreon donors.

PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Our mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.

Taddle Creek is a literary magazine based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is published twice yearly and has a mix of various kinds of fiction, nonfiction, and visual art.

Canadian Notes & Queries is, by far, the best magazine in Canada.”—Jeet Heer, The New Republic

CV2 is all about poetry and about all poetry. Published four times a year out of Winnipeg, CV2 is nationally respected for its openness to a diverse range of poets and poetic styles. From fresh to familiar and from traditional lyric to extreme language wrangling—we’re not afraid to take it on.

Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words.

The /tƐmz/ Review is a literary journal based in London, Ontario that publishes fiction, poetry, and reviews. We publish 4 issues per year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter), and we focus on publishing work from a diverse range of emerging and established voices. Our goal is to reflect a wide variety of editorial perspectives and publish an eclectic mix of writing.

The New QuarterlyTNQ, for short—is a Canadian literary journal known for wit, warmth, and literary innovation.

Founded in 1921, TDR is one of the oldest and most prestigious literary journals in Atlantic Canada, and it has developed an international reputation for publishing consistently high-quality work by established and emerging writers in Canada and around the world.

Canadian Literature is an academic quarterly with a deep commitment to Canadian writing. We publish book reviews of critical and creative works, poems, short notes, writings of importance that have been rediscovered in the archives, interviews with writers, and articles by writers about their craft.


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