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.



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,  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  • The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.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.