Publishing Your Work in the LRC

Review, Essay, and Illustration Pitches

The LRC is always happy to hear from prospective writers and illustrators, who can email us at for more details about our assignment process or with specific queries. We consider unsolicited pitches, however we do not accept submissions of already completed reviews and essays.



  • The LRC publishes poetry by emerging and established Canadian writers.
  • The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.
  • The LRC is delighted to advise that it is now able to reimburse its poets more substantially. We pay $100 per poem published.
  • Our reading period is December 1st, 2018 to April 15th, 2019.  
  • Please send 3-5 poems attached as a .doc/docx document AND pasted in the email.
  • Indicate in the subject line of the email whether you are submitting for an OPEN ISSUE or one of the THEMED ISSUES (please specify which theme).
  • Individual poems should not exceed 50 lines (including title and blank lines).
  • Send poems to Include your full contact information, including your postal address.
  • Only one submission in a 12-month period will be considered.


For the upcoming year our 10 issues will be:

OPEN ISSUES – any topic, any form 
Jan-Feb 2019 – submit by December 15th, 2018
May 2019 – submit by April 1st, 2019
July-August, 2019 – submit by April 15th, 2019
October 2019 – submit by April 15th, 2019
November 2019 – submit by April 15th, 2019
March 2019 – New poetry collections being published for Spring 2019 – submit by January 15th, 2019 (Include name of publisher)
April 2019 – by invitation only in celebration of Poetry Month
June 2019 – Canadian finalists for the Griffin Poetry Prize
September 2019 – New poetry collections being published in Fall 2019 – submit by May 1st, 2019
December 2019 – by invitation only