Submission Guidelines


Grain Magazine,  published four times per year, is an internationally acclaimed literary  journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging  writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists.

Please  adhere to the following guidelines and do not submit more than once in  one reading period (subsequent submissions will neither be  read nor considered). If you have work currently under consideration by Grain, please do not submit again until you have received an accepted/rejected response to that submission.

Grain has a nine-month reading period, September 1 to May 31.
(Note: Fiction submissions will open December 1st, 2018)

Submissions made between June 1 and August 31 will be automatically rejected.


Types of Work We Consider

Send  typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to  be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 6 pages.

Fiction: To a maximum of 3500 words.

Literary Nonfiction:  To a maximum of 3500 words. 

Other writing: Queries for submissions of work in other forms (i.e. short plays, comics, etc.) are welcome. You may submit such queries through Submittable or by mail.

For fiction and nonfiction submissions, please provide a word count.


Sending Work

All submissions adhering to these guidelines will be read.

Response time is typically within 6 months.

Submissions  must be typed in readable font (ideally 12 point, Times Roman). Pieces of more than one page must be  numbered.

Include a cover letter with all contact information,  title(s) and genre of work you are submitting, and a total page count. A  brief bio is highly recommended.


Payment

All contributors,  regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus 3  copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published  inside the magazine (reproduced in black and white) and on the cover (in colour) is paid at the same  page rate as text contributions to a maximum of $500.


Rights

Grain purchases first Canadian serial rights only. Copyright remains with the writer or artist.





Grain is excited to announce a special issue dedicated to the work of Indigenous writers and storytellers, coming Summer 2019!

We invite submissions of unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers. This special issue is being guest edited by Lisa Bird-Wilson (fiction and nonfiction) and Tenille Campbell (poetry). The guest editors encourage submission of exciting, edgy, engaging (all the e’s) contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that reflect Indigenous lives, concerns, moments, thoughts, dreams, and so on. Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Be brave! Surprise us! 

Deadline: February 28, 2019. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open to writers who identify as Indigenous. Please include contact information (address, email, phone), an author bio of 50-100 words, genre, and word count in your cover letter, and that the submission is to be considered for our special issue. Eligible writers are asked to include a brief statement of their Indigenous identity. 

Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of six pages. 

All contributors, regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published inside the magazine (in black and white) and on the cover (in colour) is paid at the same page rate as text contributions to a maximum of $500.

Grain purchases first Canadian serial rights and electronic rights. Copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Grain is excited to announce a special issue dedicated to the work of Indigenous writers and storytellers, coming Summer 2019!

We invite submissions of unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers. This special issue is being guest edited by Lisa Bird-Wilson (fiction and nonfiction) and Tenille Campbell (poetry). The guest editors encourage submission of exciting, edgy, engaging (all the e’s) contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that reflect Indigenous lives, concerns, moments, thoughts, dreams, and so on. Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Be brave! Surprise us! 

Deadline: February 28, 2019. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open to writers who identify as Indigenous. Please include contact information (address, email, phone), an author bio of 50-100 words, genre, and word count in your cover letter, and that the submission is to be considered for our special issue. Eligible writers are asked to include a brief statement of their Indigenous identity. 

Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Literary Nonfiction: To a maximum of 3,500 words. Please provide a word count.

All contributors, regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published inside the magazine (in black and white) and on the cover (in colour) is paid at the same page rate as text contributions to a maximum of $500.

Grain purchases first Canadian serial rights and electronic rights. Copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Grain is excited to announce a special issue dedicated to the work of Indigenous writers and storytellers, coming Summer 2019!

We invite submissions of unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers. This special issue is being guest edited by Lisa Bird-Wilson (fiction and nonfiction) and Tenille Campbell (poetry). The guest editors encourage submission of exciting, edgy, engaging (all the e’s) contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that reflect Indigenous lives, concerns, moments, thoughts, dreams, and so on. Whatever you do, don’t play it safe. Be brave! Surprise us! 

Deadline: February 28, 2019. 

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are open to writers who identify as Indigenous. Please include contact information (address, email, phone), an author bio of 50-100 words, genre, and word count in your cover letter, and that the submission is to be considered for our special issue. Eligible writers are asked to include a brief statement of their Indigenous identity. 

Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Fiction: To a maximum of 3,500 words. Please provide a word count.

All contributors, regardless of genre, are paid $50 per page to a maximum of $250, plus two copies of the issue in which their work appears. Visual work published inside the magazine (in black and white) and on the cover (in colour) is paid at the same page rate as text contributions to a maximum of $500.

Grain purchases first Canadian serial rights and electronic rights. Copyright remains with the writer or artist.

Ends on May 31, 2019

Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 6 pages. If submitting multiple poems, please upload them all in one file. Do not submit them as separate submissions.


Literary Nonfiction: To a maximum of 3500 words.
For literary nonfiction submissions, please provide a word count.
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