The New Quarterly (est. 1981) is an award-winning literary journal of Canadian literature. Each issue features works by both emerging and seasoned Canadian writers–especially work by underrepresented and marginalized voices. Because the editorial staff meets twice yearly to review submissions, writers have until August 31st to submit their work for the current reading period. (Submissions are always open regardless of reading period cycles.)
Editor Pamela Mulloy and the staff welcome fiction, poetry, and conversational essays that demonstrate an understanding of the writing craft and showcase great storytelling and the talent of the writer.
Word length: open. Use good judgement or common sense. Submit one prose piece or up to three poems. Keep work under 6K words as a rule.
Payment: $250/prose piece, and $40 per poem. Buys First Canadian Rights.
The New Quarterly was founded in 1981 and is currently headquartered in St. Jeromes University (Waterloo, Ontario). Although TNQ is published as part of the University, the journal is also widely-accepted as a community magazine.
Learn how to submit your prose or poetry at The New Quarterly’s website.