Publishing Your Work in the LRC

Review, Essay, and Illustration Pitches

The LRC is always happy to hear from prospective writers and illustrators, who can email us for more details about our assignment process or with specific queries. We consider unsolicited pitches but we do not accept submissions of already completed reviews and essays.



  • The LRC publishes poetry by emerging and established Canadian writers.
  • The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.
  • Our reading period is December 1, 2018 to April 15, 2019.  
  • Please send three to five poems attached as a .doc/docx document AND pasted in email.
  • Indicate in the subject line of the email whether you are submitting for an OPEN ISSUE or  THEMED ISSUE (please specify which theme).
  • Individual poems should not exceed fifty lines (including title and blank lines).
  • Send poems to Include your full contact information, including your postal address.
  • Only one submission in a twelve-month period will be considered.


For the upcoming year our 10 issues will be:

OPEN ISSUES – any topic, any form 
Jan-Feb 2019 – submit by December 15, 2018
May 2019 – submit by April 1, 2019
July-August, 2019 – submit by April 15, 2019
October 2019 – submit by April 15, 2019
November 2019 – submit by April 15, 2019
March 2019 – New poetry collections being published for Spring 2019 – submit by January 15th, 2019 (include name of publisher)
April 2019 – by invitation only in celebration of Poetry Month
June 2019 – Canadian finalists for the Griffin Poetry Prize
September 2019 – New poetry collections being published in Fall 2019 – submit by May 1st, 2019
December 2019 – by invitation only