Essays In Canadian Writing Journal

Where do you publish an essay? someone asked me. Well in Canada, here are 19 journals that accept essays, as well as other things….

1.       Arcpoetry magazine (ON), Poetry, reviews and essays on poetry

2.     Ascent Aspirations Magazine. Short fiction, poetry, essays and art.

3.      Contemporary Verse 2 (MB). Poetry, interviews, articles, essays, reviews and artwork

4.      Existere : Journal of Arts and Literature (ON). Poetry, short fiction, non-fiction (articles, criticism, essays, reviews), and visual art.

5.      Fiddlehead (NB). Short stories, poems, book reviews, and personal essays.

6.      filling station (AB). Poetry, fiction, one-act plays, and essays.

7.      Forget Magazine. Poetry, fiction, and essays.

8.      The Globe & Mail (ON). Facts & Argumentsessays and Lives Livedessays

9.   GutsMagazine ( literary essays and reviews, long-form journalism, interviews, fiction, and new media that further feminist correspondence, criticism, and community in Canada. Guts blog: Interviews, Personal Essays/Literary Reviews/Fiction, Politics, Pop Culture and Media Reviews, Series of essays or whatever. Submission guidelines here.

10.    Malahat Review (BC) Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction. Pays $40 per page for personal essays or memoirs of 1,000 to 3,500 words.

11.   Maisonneuve (QC). Poetry and short & long fiction, politics, essays, and humour.

12.   paperplates (ON) Essays, memoirs, travel accounts, short stories, plays, poems, interviews, and reviews.

14.   Prairie Fire (MB). Poems, stories, personal essays, and interviews.

14.   RicePaper Online (BC). Poetry, short fiction, reviews, essays, interviews, and more.

15.   Running, Canadian runners’ magazine (On) Personal Essays: The back page of the magazine features a first-person essay delving into a runner’s humorous or life-altering experiences in the sport. These are 500-650 words (and other kinds of pieces about running, of course). Submission guidelines here.

16.   stonestone (BC). Poetry, poetic prose, experimental essay, and experimental prose.

17.  Vallum: contemporary poetry (QC). Poetry, reviews, essays and interviews.

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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

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 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

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

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

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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