Submissions

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 editor@reviewcanada.ca 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.

Poetry

GUIDELINES:

  • 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  • The LRC only considers previously unpublished poems for its issues.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 poetry@reviewcanada.ca. 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
 
THEMED ISSUES
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