Review, Essay and Illustration Pitches
The LRC is always happy to hear from prospective writers and artists, who can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about our assignment process or with specific queries.
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.
Jan/Feb 2017 – Sonnets – any topic. Submission deadline: November 15, 2016
March 2017 – open call for Canadian poets with manuscripts being published in SPRING 2017. Submission deadline: January 10, 2017
April 2017 – open call for Canadian poets with one book of poetry published. Submission deadline – February 15th, 2017
May 2017 – Be inspired by, “Perfection rested on them for a moment like calm on a lake./Pain rested./Beauty does not rest. The husband touched his wife’s temple/ and turned/and ran/down/the/stairs. The Beauty of the Husband by Anne Carson. Submission deadline – March 28th, 2017
June 2017 – French forms (villanelles, triolets, pantoums) – any topic. Submission deadline: April 17th, 2017
July/August 2017 – Be inspired by Stephanie Bolster’s poem, “Hedge” … It divides: there from here, play from duty; it tries to let us have it/both ways. Creatures inhabit it, evolving in forever-dusk until their vision/ trespasses leaves and our skin. Submission deadline: May 15th, 2017
September 2017 – open call for Canadian poets with manuscripts being published in the FALL 2017 – Submission deadline: July 15, 2017
October 2017 – be inspired by Sue Goyette’s poem “You Know This”, “This is how it begins, this part of winter. Its hands, clawed/and chapped, undo the safety net over your ears. Once that’s gone/ you hear things you shouldn’t. Whispers. Submission deadline: August 15th, 2017
November 2017 – Japanese forms (haiku, tanka, et.al.) Submission deadline: September 15th, 2017
December 2017 – Be inspired by Lorna Crozier’s “The Language of Angels” … Their marvellous mouths say nothing,/say nothing. What you hear is/ their silence... Submission deadline: October 15, 2017
- Please submit no more than 3-5 poems for any given issue.
- The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.
- Attach as a WORD document to your email and copy/paste your poems into the body of your email.