Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets (F-M)

Continuing on last week’s blog, here are another 10+ excellent Canadian literary journals that short story writers can submit to.

The Feathertale Revew (Ottawa, Ontario)feathertale

  • A humour magazine that publishes hip literary and entertaining work from Canadian writers. 2 issues/year (print and online). Since 2008.
  • Considers fiction up to 2,500 words, plus poetry, sketches and cartoons.
  • Open submission period. Submit by email or snail mail.
  • Pays for work featured in the print Review. Submission Guidelines

The Fieldstone Review (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)fieldstone

  • Publishes literary work in a variety of styles and genres from emerging and established Canadian and international writers. 1 issue/year (online only). Since 2006.
  • Considers fiction up to 2,500 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, and reviews.
  • One submission period per year (ended January 15, 2017—check guidelines for next period). Submit by email. Submit only 1 story/submission period. Precise submission guidelines–see website. Simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • No mention of payment. Submission guidelines.

The Fiddlehead (Fredericton, New Brunswick)fiddlehead-mag

  • Publishes accomplished, fresh, and surprising work from new and established authors from the Maritimes, across Canada, and around the world. 4 issues/year (print). Since 1945.
  • Considers fiction up to 6,000 words, plus poetry and reviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit by snail mail. Exclusive submissions preferred. Responds in 3-9 months.Pays $40/page. Submission Guidelines

filling Station (Calgary, Alberta)fillingstation

  • Publishes innovative work from emerging and established Canadian writers and artists. 3 issues/year (print). Since 1993.
  • Considers fiction up to 10 pages, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, articles, reviews, interviews, novel excerpts, visual arts, and photo-essays.
  • Open submission period. Submit via Submittable. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 3-6 months.
  • Pays $25 honorarium and a subscription. Submissions Guidelines

Freefall (Calgary, Alberta)freefall

  • Publishes “exquisite writing” from new, emerging, and established Canadian writers. 3 issues/year (online). Since 1990.
  • Considers fiction up to 4,000 words, plus poetry, reviews, interviews, articles, novel excerpts, plays, creative non-fiction and visual arts.
  • Submissions open from January-August (plus fall submissions to an annual contest issue). Submit online. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 6 months.
  • Pays $10/page plus a copy. Submissions Guidelines

Geist (Vancouver, British Columbia)geist

  • An arts and ideas magazine that publishes current literary, humourous and cross-genre writing relevant to Canadians. 3 issues/year (print). Since 1990.
  • Considers fiction (no word limit), plus poetry, creative non-fiction, articles, reviews, visual arts, cartoons, and photo-essays.
  • Open submission period. Submit by snail mail. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 4 months.
  • Undisclosed payment. Submission Guidelines

Grain (Regina, Saskatchewan)grain

  • Publishes cutting-edge eclectic work from developing and established Canadian and international writers and artists. 4 issues/year (print). Since 1973.
  • Considers fiction up to 3,500 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, and experimental cross-genres.
  • Submissions open from September-May. Submit online or by snail mail. Exclusive submissions only. Submit up to two stories/year. Responds in 6 months.
  • Pays $50/page. Submission Guidelines

The Humber Literary Review (Toronto, Ontario)hlr

  • Publishes literary, academic, and artistic work relevant to Canadian literature. 2 issues/year (print and online). Since 2014.
  • Considers fiction up to 6,000 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, essays, reviews, and visual arts.
  • Open and themed issues with submission periods announced on the HLR website. (Submissions for the next issue closed on January 20th.) Submit online. Simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • Pays $100. Submission Guidelines.

The Impressment Gang (Halifax, Nova Scotia)ig

  • Publishes innovative writing relevant to the Halifax arts and literary community by Canadian and international writers. 3 issues/year (print and online). Since 2014.
  • Considers fiction (no word limit), plus poetry, creative non-fiction, and reviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit online. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 6 months.
  • Pays $25. Submissions Guidelines

In/Words (Ottawa, Ontario)inwords

  • Publishes emerging writers from Carleton University and the Ottawa area, across Canada and around the world. 2-3 issues/year (online only). Since 2001.
  • Considers fiction up to 2,000 words (shorter preferred), plus poetry and creative non-fiction, visual arts, and photo-stories.
  • Submit to themed issues with specific deadlines (e.g., current theme is “digital dating” with a deadline of January 31st, 2017). Submit by email. One submission/issue. Simultaneous submissions accepted.
  • Pays in copies. Submission Guidelines

The Malahat Review (Victoria, British Columbia)malahat

  • Publishes “risk-taking” contemporary work from new and established Canadian and international writers. 4 issues/year (print and digital). Since 1967.
  • Considers fiction up to 8,000 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, translations, and visual arts.
  • Open submission period. (Submissions for an upcoming themed issue on “Victoria Past Present and Future” close May 15th, 2017.) Submit via Submittable. Exclusive submissions preferred. Submit only 1 story/year. Responds in 9 months.
  • Pays $60/page plus a subscription. Submission Guidelines.

That’s batch 2 of 4, with more to come next week. Now go write something worth the editors’ time. Have a great week.

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