literary magazines

[it's still winter]
a journal dedicated to canadian poetry and poetics.

[reflections on water]
journal of authors and artists from northern british columbia. it is produced quarterly by the centre for teaching and learning at the university of northern british columbia.

[filling station]
an international journal of poetry and fiction published in calgary, alberta. they accept submissions of all forms of contemporary writing. deadlines are march 15, july 15, and november 15.

[fuse magazine]
an arts and culture magazine featuring alternative art, criticism, film and video and new media that challenges mainstream perceptions, with a particular focus on politics, society, and activism.

[other voices]
independent semi-annual magazine published in edmonton, alberta. committed to the publication of quality literary and visual art, other voices invites work by women in particular. it publishes in june and december, and the submissions must be received by march 15 and september 15.

[prairie fire]
an award-winning literary magazine published quarterly, dedicated to providing diverse, but always excellent writing by both renowned and emerging authors.

[room of one's own]
dedicated to writing by, for, and about women, room of one's own is one of canada's oldest literary magazines. the collective publishes fiction, poetry, essays, reviews and art relevant to the female experience.

[west coast line]
journal based at simon fraser university dedicated to publishing work that experiments, expands, and breaks down conventional form. of particular interest is work that engages social boundaries such as race, gender, technology, etc. including mixed-genre, art and literature. published three times a year.
[trains of winnipeg]
home page of the cd trains of winnipeg, collecting the poetry and music of clive holden.

a montreal based creative writing magazine.

[essays on canadian writing]
ecw devotes themselves to publishing lively, controversial, scholarly articles on writing from english canada and québec.

literary presses

[cauldron books]
edited by rob mclennan, this series of books focuses on collections of poetry and single author collections of essays as writing on writing.

[arsenal pulp press]
small, established book publisher based in vancouver, british columbia with titles ranging from fiction to multicultural studies. currently, it only publishes work by canadian writers.

[underwhich editions]
underwhich publishes books, chapbooks, handmade editions, and unusual formats, including audiocassettes and compact discs of innovative sound art. publications are released as editions, audiographics, or hag papers. underwhich also distributes hard-to-get items from other small publishers in standard and unusual formats, through their underlines and undertones list. underwhich editions is a truly unique enterprise operated by two dedicated literary practitioners, with occasional participation by a third.

[brick books]
based in london, ontario, brick books is dedicated to publishing innovative work by new and established canadian poets. they publish six new books and one to three reprints annually. they read submissions between january and april, and their publication schedule is filled two years in advance.

[coach house books]
small press of limited editions and innovative publishing, focusing on canadian poetry, experimental fiction, artist books and drama. they are also fully engaged in electronic publishing.

[creekstone press]
creekstone press, based in smithers, british columbia, canada, published its first book in 1998. their books, which include non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and photography, feature writers and artists from northwestern bc.

a canadian micropress dedicated to experimental and unusual forms of poetry and prose. publishes in print and online.

[red deer press]
award-winning publisher of literary fiction, nonfiction, children's illustrated books, juvenile fiction, teen fiction, drama and poetry. they accept unsolicted submissions with exceptional potential that are written or illustrated by canadians and that are of interest to canadians.

[talon books]
based in vancouver, with 200 titles in print, talon books publishes authors writing in the genres of poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as nonfiction books in ethnography and environmental and social issues.

[broken jaw press]
based in fredericton, new brunswick, they publish poetry, fiction, drama, and some nonfiction by new and established canadian authors.

[caitlin press]
based in prince george, british columbia, this small press publishes work that reflects the concerns, culture, and history of canada's "middle north," such as british columbia's interior. they primarily publish fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

[newest press]
small press publishing literary fiction, poetry, and drama by canadian authors, and nonfiction about western canada. publishes new writers as well as established western canadian authors.

[turnstone press]
a small press based in manitoba, turnstone is a respected publisher of poetry, fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction. they accept unsolicited manuscripts by new writers and encourage experimental work.

writing resources

[canada council for the arts]

[university of toronto poetry magazine listings]
a wide listing of links to canadian poetry magazines.

[suny's electronic poetry corner]
resources for poetry in the wired world.

[federation of british columbia writers]
a non-profit organization supporting new and professional writers in all genres and all areas of the province.

[the league of canadian poets]
the national association of professional and performing poets in canada. dedicated to promoting the image of poetry and the poetic community, and to developing the education and enhancement of its audience.

[manitoba writers' guild]
organization dediction to supporting and promoting manitoba writers.

[northwest passages]
an online bookstore for canadian literature and literary resources.

[author guide]
online resource and guide to canadian authors. there is an option to submit biographical sketches and add to the guide.

[writing guide]
online resource and guide to writing in canada. links to resources, publishers, authors, and publications.

[philly talks]
a dialogue between poets consisting of a written exchange in newsletter form, which moves into a live event that consists of the readings by both poets and a discussion that extends the newsletter dialogue. the newsletter is available online, and the live event is frequently in webcast form.

[rob mclennan]
contact site for canadian poet, writer, and publisher rob mclennan.

[writers' union of canada]
national organization of professional writers dedicated to advancing conditions for all writers, fostering writing in canada, and uniting writers for the advancement of their common interest.

articles, essays, announcements and a messageboard dedicated to contemporary poetics.

web poetry, writing, and art, with a focus on the intersection of traditional art and technology.

[north american centre for interdisciplinary poetics]
"a web-based forum for free exchange on matters pertaining to interdisciplinary creativity and making," the centre will change as its membership does. eurrently accepting articles in english and french.

[calgary writer's house]
an arts programming initiative hosting webcasts and experiments in writing and performing.

experimental site investigating the intersection of writing and literature, promoting dialogue between writers and readers, and generating work from that.

[broken pencil]
website and print magazine devoted to exploring underground culture and independant arts. reviews of zines, books, sites, video, and art, as well as articles, interviews, fiction and commentary.


[sequential tart]
an international comics and popular culture site with a special focus on promoting independent comic writers and artists.

[the weakerthans]
homepage of a four-piece power pop band from winnipeg. "critically hailed and impossible to categorize" but honest.

[silliman's blog]
a weblog focused on contemporary poetry and poetics.

[jon paul fiorentino]
a site devoted to this writer.

[writing on the ridge]
writing on the ridge is a registered non-profit society. their aim is to provide writers with an opportunity for concentrated work in a retreat environment at low rates. located in tumbler ridge, bc, the retreat is available to writers from all communities and territories.