Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets N-Q

Continuing on the last couple of posts, here are another 10 excellent Canadian literary journals that short story writers can submit to.

The Nashwaak Review (Fredericton, New Brunswick)nashwaak

  • Publishes original work from new and established writers and artists from across Canada, with an Atlantic focus. 1 double-issue/year (print). Since 1994.
  • Considers fiction (no word limit), plus poetry, travel articles, essays, art, and reviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit by snail mail and email. No mention of exclusivity. Responds in 6 months.
  • No mention of payment. Submissions Guidelines

The New Quarterly (Waterloo, Ontario)tnq

  • Publishes distinctive, innovative literary work by emerging and established Canadian writers. 4 issues/year (print and digital). Since 1981.
  • Considers fiction up to 6,000 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, and interviews. Also accepts work for its website.
  • Open submission period. Submit by snail mail with a completed cover sheet (see guidelines). Simultaneous submissions accepted. Submit only 1 story/year. Responds, sometimes with comments, in 6-9 months.
  • Pays $250. Submission Guidelines

NōD (Calgary, Alberta)nod

  • Publishes work from emerging and established writers and artists from the University of Calgary and across Canada. 2 issues/year (print). Since 2014.
  • Considers fiction up to 15 pages, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual art. Also accepts essays and reviews for its blog.
  • Submit to specific issues (e.g., Deadline March 17, 2017 for upcoming unthemed issue). Submit by email. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 3 months.
  • Pays one copy. Submission Guidelines

One Throne (Dawson City, Yukon)one-throne

  • Publishes a diversity of literary and genre fiction from Canadian and international writers. 1 issue/year (online). Since 2014.
  • Considers stories of 2,500-7,500 words, plus poetry and creative non-fiction.
  • Open submission period. Submit via Submittable. Exclusive submissions only. Responds in days.
  • No payment. Submission Guidelines

Prairie Fire (Winnipeg, Manitoba)prairiefire

  • Publishes exceptional and innovative work from emerging and established Canadian writers. 4 Issues/year (print). Since 1978.
  • Considers fiction up to 10,000 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, and interviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit by snail mail. Follow formatting guidelines (see website). Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 3-6 months.
  • Pays up to $350. Submission Guidelines

PRISM International (Vancouver, British Columbia)prism

  • Publishes exciting contemporary literature from Canadian and International writers. 4 issues/year (print). Since 1959.
  • Considers fiction up to 25 pages, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, drama, and translations.
  • Open submission period. Submit via Submittable or by snail mail. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 2-6 months.
  • Pays $30/page plus 2 copies. Submission Guidelines

The Puritan (Toronto, Ontario)puritan

  • Publishes exciting contemporary writing by new and established Canadian and international writers. 4 issues/year (online). Since 2007.
  • Considers fiction up to 10,000 words, plus poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit online. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 3-4 months.
  • Pays $50/story. Submission Guidelines

Queen’s Quarterly (Kingston, Ontario)qq

  • An arts and ideas magazine that publishes engaging writing by Canadian and international writers. 4 issues/year (print). Since 1893.
  • Considers fiction up to 3,000 words, plus poetry, essays, articles, and reviews.
  • Open submission period. Submit by email or snail mail. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 1-2 months.
  • Payment unspecified. Submission Guidelines

The Quilliad (Toronto, Ontario)quiliad

  • Publishes diverse fictional voices from writers across Canada. 2 issues/year (print). Since 2013.
  • Considers fiction up to 2,000 words, plus poetry and art.
  • Two submission periods: check the blog for submission calls (e.g., they are currently closed but will re-open in April 2017). The Spring issue features literary pieces; the Fall issue has a Halloween theme and features literary and genre work, including apocalyptic stories, retold fairy tales, horror, and sci-fi. No mention of exclusivitiy.
  • Pays $13. Submission Guidelines

QWERTY (Fredericton, New Brunswick)qwerty

  • Publishes innovative work by emerging and established Canadian and international writers. 2 issues/year (print). Since 1996.
  • Considers literary or genre fiction up to 5,000 words, plus poetry, creative non-fiction, reviews, and visual arts.
  • Open submission period. Submit online or by snail mail. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Responds in 4-6 months.
  • Pays in copies. Submission Guidelines

Good luck! Have a great week.

4 Comments on “Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets N-Q

  1. Thanks for sharing this Catherine, it’s helpful to have them all together on one page to look through. It’s appreciated. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the lists, Catherine. I have submitted poetry to several of these journals and have had some of those submissions accepted for publication. Canada has some really excellent literary journals.

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