Submissions

Publishing Your Work in the LRC

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The LRC is always happy to hear from prospective writers and artists, who can email us at editor@reviewcanada.ca for more details about our assignment process or with specific queries.

Poetry

January-February 2016 Issue – Sonnets (any topic). Submission deadline: December 1, 2015.

March 2016 Issue – Open call for poems from Canadian poets with at least one book published. Submission deadline: January 22, 2016.

April 2016 Issue – Incorporate or be inspired by the quote: “…except I cannot be/broken merely by wilderness, I can only/ be lost” (Molly Peacock, Merely By Wilderness). Submission deadline: February 20, 2016.

May 2016 Issue – Incorporate or be inspired by the quote: “…as if, as if, as/ if that surface were the border — / suddenly porous — between yes and no, so/and not so”  (Don McKay, As If). Submission deadline: March 15, 2016.

June 2015 Issue – French forms ie. villanelles, triolets, rondeau (any topic). Submission deadline: April 20, 2016.

July/August 2016 Issue – Incorporate or be inspired by the quote: “Creak and echo./Creak and echo. With absolute clarity he knows where he is” (Michael Ondaatje, Claude Glass). Submission deadline: May 21, 2016.

September 2016 Issue – Poems from manuscripts with Fall 2016 launches. Submission deadline: July 18, 2016.

October 2016 Issue – Incorporate or be inspired by the quote: “…My mind is running/ on pure grief and pure love, I want you/ to know this” (Don Coles, Forests of the Medieval World). Submission deadline: August 15, 2016.

November 2016 Issue – Japanese forms ie. haiku, tanka (any topic). Submission deadline: September 21, 2016.

December 2016 Issue – Incorporate or be inspired by the quote: “take me to the place where I can climb no further/Leave me barefoot in the snow and mapless: …”  (Jan Zwicky, Forge). Submission deadline: October 19, 2016.

GUIDELINES:

  • Please submit no more than 3-5 poems for any given issue.
  • Attach as a WORD document to your email and copy/paste your poems into the body of your email.