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 does not review poetry, but is committed to publishing the work of Canadian poets. And we’re changing things up for 2014! So please review the following before submitting.

This year, the LRC is only considering previously unpublished poems from manuscripts already accepted by a recognized Canadian book publisher for 2014-15 release. Both emerging and established poets are welcome.

To submit your work for consideration, please send 3-5 poems to as a single Word file attachment, including the poems in the body of the e-mail as well. Please also indicate the title of the manuscript they’re from, its publisher and its publication date.

For collections with a Spring 2014 date, we must receive your poems by November 1st, 2013.

For collections with a Fall 2014 date, we must receive your poems by February 15th, 2014.

Please note: No other unsolicited poetry submissions will be considered.