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Reviews, Essays, and Art

The Literary Review of Canada wants to hear from prospective writers, photographers, and illustrators. Email us with specific review proposals, essay pitches, or general queries.

While we happily consider unsolicited review topics and essay ideas on a rolling basis, we rarely accept already completed work.

Please no simultaneous submissions.


The Literary Review of Canada publishes unpublished work by emerging and established Canadian poets.

Email your work as a .doc/docx file (and paste it into the body of your message). Individual poems should not exceed fifty lines, including title and blank lines.

All submissions should include your full contact information, including mailing address.

Reading Period for 2024 Poetry

There will be two distinct reading periods for 2024 issues. Submissions will only be considered during the times below.

No themes, no forms, no invitations. Just send us your best!

Please submit no more than five poems for one of the following sets of issues:

  • January/February to May issues: Submit between October 10, 2023, and November 10, 2023
  • June to December issues: Submit between March 10, 2024, and April 10, 2024