Publishing Your Work in the LRC

Review, Essay and Illustration Pitches

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


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.


  • 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.