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)
The Fieldstone Review (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
The Fiddlehead (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
filling Station (Calgary, Alberta)
Freefall (Calgary, Alberta)
Geist (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Grain (Regina, Saskatchewan)
The Humber Literary Review (Toronto, Ontario)
The Impressment Gang (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
In/Words (Ottawa, Ontario)
The Malahat Review (Victoria, British Columbia)
That’s batch 2 of 4, with more to come next week. Now go write something worth the editors’ time. Have a great week.
I wrote short stories in my youth and published a dozen in Canadian literary journals–long defunct ones like Writ and Quarry, and still-going-strong ones like The Windsor Review and The New Quarterly (it really was a new quarterly back then). Though I’ve kept up with reading lit mags all my life, I only recently resumed writing short fiction for adults–which requires viewing lit mags as markets.
While some of today’s great Canadian lit mags still have the same submission guidelines they had 20 years ago (snail mail, SASEs and all), I’ve had to make a few updates on my “Lit Mag Submission Guidelines” file (the main change being that the file was on a 3 1/2″ floppy disk so I had to retype the whole thing).
The best resource for Canadian lit mag info is “A Writer’s Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals” on the Magazine Awards Blog. I’ve cribbed from that guide to make my own list of short story markets, which omits all the poetry bits but adds essential info like word limits, submission methods, and payments. If you’re a short story writer, feel free to crib from my list.
I’m offering the list in 4 parts of 10-12 magazines each because (a) I’m not finished typing the full list yet; and (b) you need time to buy/borrow and read the magazines before you submit to them. Because it would be crazy to try to publish your work in a magazine you’ve never read and might not even like. Right?
Canadian Literary Magazines–Short Fiction Markets A-E
The Antigonish Review (Antigonish, Nova Scotia).
Canthius Journal (Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario)
The Capilano Review (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Carousel (Guelph, Ontario)
Carte Blanche (Montreal, Quebec)
Cosmonauts Avenue (Montreal, Quebec)
The Dalhousie Review (Dalhousie, Nova Scotia)
Event (New Westminster, British Columbia)
Existere (Toronto, Ontario)
Exile, the Literary Quarterly (Toronto, Ontario)
That’s the top of the alphabet to start with. Happy reading and submitting. More to come Friday.
Have a great week.
I found some pictures on my phone taken during dog walks along the Ottawa River over the course of an entire year. (Not this past year, alas–these are from 2015. But nothing much has changed in this particular spot in the world, so these will do as a representative year.)
This is what a year looks like around here. (Notice how short summer is.)
Happy New Year!
A couple of cool things have happened this fall with my 2011 teen novel, All Good Children.
First, All Good Children is now available in paperback! Orca Book Publishers has produced a gorgeous paperback version of the book. It’s blue, it’s ominous, it’s a keeper. Check it out in their Fall 2016 catalogue:
So now you can buy the book in hard cover or paperback from the Orca website. Awesome.
While you’re on the Orca website, check out the whole Fall 2016 catalogue. (Then check out the Spring 2017 catalogue.) As they do every season, Orca has a great selection of books for kids, teens, and reluctant readers of all ages. (I’m partial to picture books and since I just learned how to take screen shots–seriously, I just looked it up five minutes ago–I’ll show you a few new gorgeous titles here:
If you like an ebook with a little something extra, then my second bit of news is for you:
All Good Children is now available from Booktrack! Booktrack is a very cool electronic publisher that offers ebooks with a synchronized movie-style soundtrack. Music and ambient audio are perfectly synched to the story and to the reader’s pace. Now that’s immersive. Check it out and try a free preview.
What a lovely 5th birthday for this book!
Have a great weekend. 🙂