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.



  • The LRC publishes poetry by emerging and established Canadian writers.
  • The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.
  • Submissions should be sent by email to
  • 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.
  • Include your full contact information, including your postal address.


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 15, 2017.

September 2017 – Open call for Canadian poets with manuscripts being published in 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 15, 2017.

November 2017 – Japanese forms (haiku, tanka, et al.). Submission deadline: September 15, 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.