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Current Issue: #219 Contested Migrations (Winter 2013)

Canadian Literature's Issue 219 (Winter 2013) is now available. The issue features articles by Vinh Nguyen, Miriam Pirbhai, Rachel Bower, and others, as well as new Canadian poetry and book reviews.

Canadian Literary Magazines/Journals

The Antigonish Review

The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. It features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format.

Arc

As a nationally focused magazine whose exclusive focus is poetry and poetry-related reviews, interviews and articles, Arc occupies near-exclusive terrain: it has the longest uninterrupted publishing history of a poetry-only literary journal in the country, is the only one of its kind in Ontario, and maintains a commitment to extensive critical discussion of poetry as a form, of work by new poets and new work by established poets.

Ariel

ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature is a quarterly journal (published in January, April, July, and October) devoted to the critical and scholarly study of the new and the established literatures in English around the world in its various manifestations as International English Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Commonwealth Literature, New Literatures in English, and World Writing in English. It welcomes particularly articles on the relationships among the new literatures and between the new and the established literatures. It publishes a limited number of original poems in each issue.

BC Studies

Established in 1969, BC Studies is dedicated to the exploration of British Columbia's cultural, economic, and political life, past and present. Each issue offers articles on a wide range of topics, in-depth reviews of current books, and a bibliography of recent publications.

Books In Canada

The Canadian Book Review Annual provides the most comprehensive collection of authoritative reviews of English-language trade, scholarly, and reference books published in Canada each year. Since 1975, more than 40,000 books have been reviewed in the CBRA.

Branch Magazine

Collaborating since 2005, Gillian Sze and Roberutsu decided to turn the creative table on you. Branch Magazine is a national quarterly online magazine devoted to exploring the rifts and overlaps of visual and literary arts while showcasing emerging and professional Canadian artists and creators. Branch features contemporary literature, art and design and aims to produce a compelling panoply of art in different media. Each issue is prompted by a particular theme and, depending on how artists interpret the subject, Branch strives to present how artistic minds may bring together a magpie's nest arranged by its clash and compatibility.

Brick

Brick is one of North America's oldest and most respected literary magazines. Edited by three Michaels (Helm, Ondaatje and Redhill) and two Spaldings (Linda and Esta), Brick is published twice yearly out of Toronto, and has readers in every corner of the planet. Brick is known especially as a journal of literary non-fiction focusing on literature and the arts. We publish essays, interviews with writers, cultural commentaries, and belles lettres on everything from film to food. Brick prizes the personal voice, and celebrates opinion, passion, revelation, and the occasional bad joke. In 29 years of publishing, we have featured a great many of the world's best-loved writers, including Alice Munro, Lawrence Weschler, Jeffrey Eugenides, Margaret Atwood, Robert Creeley, Jose Saramago, Jane Jacobs, Colm Toibin, Marilynne Robinson, Russell Banks, Anne Carson, and many, many others.

Canadian Journal of Native Studies

The Canadian Journal of Native Studies (CJNS) is a highly recognized journal in the field of Native Studies. It comes out on a bi-annual basis, and publishes original research which is refereed by peer review. As a general focus, the journal publishes anthropological, historical, sociological, political, legal, educational and cultural issues affecting First Nations people. Although the majority of articles deal with Indigenous peoples in Canada, it also publishes articles dealing with Indigenous peoples world-wide. CJNS is also the only Native Studies journal in the world which is available in full text online.

Canadian Literature

Canadian Literature, founded in 1959 at The University of British Columbia, aims to foster a wider academic interest in the Canadian literary field, and publishes a wide range of material from Canadian and international scholars, writers, and poets. Each issue contains a variety of articles, an extensive book reviews section and selections of unpublished original poetry from Canadian contributors.

Canadian Poetry

Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews (1977- ) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of Canadian poetry and related materials from all periods and regions in Canada. Edited by D.M.R. Bentley (Department of English, University of Western Ontario) and published twice yearly, it includes reviews of scholarly works and documents of scholarly importance (such as interviews with Canadian poets) as well as articles of varying lengths.

The Capilano Review

The Capilano Review has a long history of publishing new and established Canadian writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts.

Carousel

Carousel is a hybrid literary & arts magazine. We are interested in representing both new and established artists, with a specific focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. The magazine may be seen as a place for creative cross-pollination between global and Canadian creators.

CBRA: Canadian Book Review Annual

The Canadian Book Review Annual provides the most comprehensive collection of authoritative reviews of English-language trade, scholarly, and reference books published in Canada each year. Since 1975, more than 40,000 books have been reviewed in the CBRA.

CCL: Canadian Children's Literature/Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse

Note: CCL/LCJ has shifted mandates and is now published as Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.

CCL/LCJ: Canadian Children's Literature/Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse is a bilingual refereed academic journal with the purpose of advancing knowledge and understanding of the texts produced for children in Canada in a range of media in English, French and other languages.

Cerulean Rain

Cerulean Rain is about works that push the boundaries of how we look at the world and what the reader and audience are used to seeing and reading. We are about experimental works and those that go beyond the borders of mainstream subject matter. We like darker themes, including existentialism, life and death, mental illness, unhappiness, philosophy and anything else that looks at the word with a unique perspective. Though we do not limit our literary magazine to these themes. But what is most important to us is uniqueness that pushes the edges of the 'usual' things.

Contemporary Verse 2

Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing is produced quarterly in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As one of a very few literary magazines in Canada dedicated exclusively to the publication and promotion of poetry, CV2 publishes a selection of poetry and critical writing about poetry in each issue, including interviews, articles, essays, and reviews in an accessible format to entice people to read poetry.

Crow Toes Quarterley

Crow Toes Quarterly binds together playfully dark stories and whimsical artwork for children ages 8-13 in a highly sophisticated and imaginative style designed to open minds and challenge creativity.

The Dalhousie Review

The Dalhousie Review was founded in 1921 by its first editor, Herbert L. Stewart, Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University, and the journal has been in continuous operation since then. In a "Salutation" printed in the opening pages of the very first issue, Stewart described the new publication as a "journal of criticism," and he went on to define its purpose in the following way: "It is by the free discussion of contemporary problems that knowledge regarding them is most widely diffused, and for this the magazine provides a medium." Stewart wanted to situate the Review between the specialized scholarly journal on the one hand, and the popular press on the other. He believed that serious thinkers in different fields of enquiry could and should write about their concerns in such a way as to make them comprehensible to any educated reader.

dandelion

Alberta's oldest literary magazine, dandelion publishes innovative and culturally informative poetry, prose and visual artwork twice a year. Each issue of dandelion endeavours to document a very distinctive and contemporary taste. Our magazine enriches and contributes to the greater literary community and brings local, national and international writers and artists to a national and international audience.

The Danforth Review

The Danforth Review publishes four issues of fiction annually and includes interviews and other features about Canadian literature with a focus on the small press scene.

Descant

Now in its third decade, Descant is a quarterly journal publishing new and established contemporary writers and visual artists from Canada and around the world.

English Studies in Canada

In addition to scholarly and theoretical essays, ESC publishes book reviews, review articles, and short polemical essays on "the state of the discipline."

Event

Event-the Magazine for Curious Readers-features the very best in contemporary writing from Canada and abroad. From literary heavyweights to up-and-comers, we've consistently published award-winning fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, notes on writing, and reviews for over 35 years. Event is also home to one of the longest-running annual non-fiction contests in Canada.

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead is a perennial, always vital, journal, published in the Maritimes, read across Canada and the world. In alternating years we bring out issues devoted entirely to either poetry or fiction; these special Fiddleheads keep watch on the pulse of Canadian writing. "The Fiddlehead is an essential part of Canada's literary life." John Metcalf.

The Frequent and Vigorous Quarterly

The Frequent & Vigorous Quarterly is a literary magazine based in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. We publish poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and we also welcome visual art submissions in any medium. Issues are published four times a year (in print) and back issues are also available online.

Geist

Geist is a non-profit literary magazine of Canadian Ideas and Culture. Established in 1990, Geist explores the lines between fiction and non-fiction, and presents new views of the connective tissues of Canada by bringing the work of Canadian writers and artists to public attention.

Grain

Grain is a quarterly literary magazine publishing engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Grain has garnered national and international recognition for its distinctive, cutting-edge content and design. Both developing and established writers are featured, and each issue highlights the unique artwork of a different visual artist. Since our first issue in 1973, the pages of Grain have featured the best new poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from authors such as Lorna Crozier, George Bowering, Guy Vanderhaeghe, Al Purdy, John V. Hicks, Yann Martel, Tim Lilburn, and Ken Babstock.

International Journal of Canadian Studies

The International Journal of Canadian Studies (IJCS) is published twice a year by the International Council for Canadian Studies. Multidisciplinary in scope, the IJCS is intended for people around the world who are interested in the study of Canada

Paraissant deux fois l'an, la Revue internationale d'études canadiennes (RIÉC) est publiée par le Conseil international d'études canadiennes. Revue multidisciplinaire, elle rejoint les lecteurs de divers pays intéressés à l'étude du Canada.

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on, and to provide a forum for discussion about, cultural productions for, by, and about young people. Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. We are especially interested in the cultural functions and representations of "the child." This can include children's and young adult literature and media; young people's material culture, including toys; digital culture and young people; historical and contemporary constructions, functions, and roles of "the child" and adolescents; and literature, art, and films by children and young adults. We welcome articles in both English and French.

Journal of Canadian Studies

The Journal of Canadian Studies (JCS) was the first scholarly journal of Canadian Studies. It continues to fill a distinct niche among Canadian Studies journals. Our journal publishes primarily (but not exclusively) the work of Canadian scholars, disseminating their research to both foreign and Canadian subscribers. Readers can turn to JCS/ REC for a wide range of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research being done in this country.

Lichen

LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview was launched on May 19, 1999 by four Durham Region writers, Lucy Brennan, Rabindranath Maharaj, Gwynn Scheltema, and Ruth E. Walker. Taking a cue from their publication's botanical namesake, lichen, the founding editors of this non-profit venture were determined to publish the many creative artists whose diverse work springs from the bedrock of this community. In the pages of LICHEN, the work of local poets, writers, and visual artists appears alongside that of others from across Canada and beyond.

Literary Review of Canada

Winner of the Arthur Kroeger Award for public discourse, the LRC is the one magazine that engaged Canadians must read to remain up to date about politics and culture. Since 1991 this small but very influential magazine has featured the country's pre-eminent writers and thinkers in a serious and thoughtful debate about books and ideas. The LRC is decidedly Canadian but never narrow. First priority is given to the review of Canadian-written and published titles, with consideration also given to international publications of great interest to Canadian readers.

The Malahat Review

The Malahat Review, established in 1967, is Canada's leading literary journal. Published quarterly, it features Canadian and international poetry and fiction as well as reviews of new books by Canadian writers.

Matrix Magazine

Matrix is a literary journal operating out of Montreal and Concordia University that features essays, fiction, comics, poems, music & literary reviews, etc.

The Maynard

The Maynard is an online - and soon to be in print - magazine for writers and artists of all levels of experience. The magazine's mandate is to provide a forum for the exploration and transgression of the limits of written language and for inquiry into the relationship between word and image. We publish all genres of fiction, critical essays and visual art (mostly in the form of photography) from Canadian as well as international writers and artists.

Memewar Magazine

Memewar Magazine is a free cross-disciplinary magazine published in print and online. Committed to creating conversations between disciplines, Memewar publishes poetry, short stories, essays, reviews and visual art by seasoned and emerging contributors.

Montreal Review of Books

The Montreal Review of Books (mRb) is a free tabloid of book reviews, interviews and essays, published three times a year by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec.The mRb has a circulation of 40,000 plus; it is distributed in the Quebec and Ottawa editions of The Globe and Mail as well as in bookstores, libraries and cultural organizations throughout the country. It is now in its 14th year of publication and has become known for its insightful, nuanced showcasing of English-language titles from Quebec. Recently, we have run features on international prize-winning authors such as Miguel Syjuco, Ishmael Reed, Yann Martel and Rawi Hage, often before they have been widely recognized. Our reviewers are as remarkable and diverse as our reviewees, including Giller-nominee Claire Holden Rothman, renowned critic Ian McGillis and noted academic Dr. Bert Almon. We have readers around the world and our website receives 5,000 to 8,000 hits per month.

The Montreal Review

Founded in 2009, The Montreal Review is an independent, nonpartisan online magazine of ideas. TMR publishes short stories, poetry, non-fiction, book reviews and interviews on politics, society, the environment, and culture.

Mosaic

Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature is devoted to publishing the very best critical work in literature and theory from scholars around the world. It brings insights from a wide variety of disciplines to bear on literary texts, cultural climates, topical issues, divergent art forms and modes of creative activity, combining rigorous scholarship with exploration of emerging trends in theory and criticism. Of the four issues published each year, one is a special issue devoted to a particular figure or literary critical theme (examples of recent special issues: The Animal, After Derrida, The Garden, The Photograph, Pilgrimage, Literature and Architecture).

The Nashwaak Review

The Nashwaak Review publishes original poetry, short fiction, travel pieces, essays, articles and reviews. We also reproduce photography and paintings in black and white. Our covers are by living Canadian artists and are reproduced in full colour.

Native Studies Review

The Native Studies Review began publication in 1984 as a refereed bi-annual journal by the Native Studies Department of the University of Saskatchewan. The journal's mandate is to feature original scholarly research on Aboriginal perspectives and issues in contemporary and historical contexts. As a multidisciplinary social science based periodical it publishes articles dealing primarily with a Canadian focus but welcomes submissions with an international focus.

The New Quarterly

An award-winning journal with a sense of fun, The New Quarterly publishes a lively mix of fiction, poetry, interviews, and talk about writing. Our mandate is to introduce a new generation of Canadian writers, to share our delight in a story well-told, and to take readers inside good writing.

OCW Magazine

Hybrid art book, literary journal, and magazine, OCW confronts arts and culture from a new perspective, fostering new ideas, new voices, and new ways of experiencing art. Featuring an array of artistic disciplines—from visual art and design to comedy, music, and literary work—OCW challenges its contributors and readers to break rules, question form, and follow their creative instincts. Each issue starts a conversation, empowering readers to not only consume culture, but to participate in creating it.

Open Letter

With a focus on the history of Canadian modernism and postmodernism, including underlying interdisciplinary and multicultural dimensions, Open Letter has provided a space in which writers, visual artists and literary scholars from various regions and communities within Canada can articulate and discuss with one another theories of art production, criticism, and the cultural role of literature. As a lively and often irreverent supplement to scholarly journals, the journal has been a provocative forum for theoretical and critical explorations of contemporary and experimental writing.

Other Voices

Other Voices Magazine is a Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts published twice a year in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire is a quarterly magazine that looks like a book. Each issue is loaded with stories, poems and articles. It's a great way to read the latest from your favourite authors long before their next book is published.

Prairie Poetry

Prairie Poetry offers bi-monthly images and poetry from and of the North American plains.

PRISM International

PRISM International is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.

Queen's Quarterly

Every three months, Queen's Quarterly, Canada's oldest multidisciplinary journal, reviews and debates the important events that shape the cultural, political and intellectual life of the country.

Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire is the monthly magazine of the Canadian book trade. Its primary audience is publishers, booksellers, librarians, writers, students and educators, and other media in every province. With an average circulation of 5,000 copies per issue, Quill & Quire reaches an audience of over 25,000 readers. More than 6,000 copies of the magazine are sold on the newsstand each year.

Qwerty

Qwerty is the University of New Brunswick's English graduate student-run literary magazine. Distributed by Magazines Canada, the journal is published bi-annually, and features innovative poetry, fiction, and visual art from emerging and established artists.

Rampike Magazine

Rampike magazine, in print since 1979, edited by Karl Jirgens, features post-modern art and writing from around the world with a strong focus on Canadian expression. The journal has received substantial support from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council and has published interviews and works by internationally acclaimed figures including Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard, William Burroughs, Joseph Beuys, Grand Chief Matthew Coon-Come, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Martin Esslin, Tomson Highway, Linda Hutcheon, Thomas King, Al Purdy, Julia Kristeva, Robert Kroetsch, Eli Mandel, Louise Nevelson, Dennis Oppenheim, Al Purdy, Josef Skvorecky, Rosemary Sullivan, Phillipe Sollers, and David Foster Wallace, to name only a very few.

Riddle Fence

Riddle Fence is a Newfoundland-based journal of arts and culture, published three times yearly by Riddle Fence Inc., a registered Canadian charity. We endeavour to publish high quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork, and anything else that fits on paper and punches above its own artistic weight. Riddle Fence is distributed in Canada by Magazines Canada, and in Newfoundland & Labrador by Downhome Distribution. For full submissions guidelines, or to subscribe, please consult our website: www.riddlefence.com.

Room Magazine

Room is a space where women can speak, connect, and create. Each quarter we publish original, thought-provoking works that reflect women's strength, sensuality, vulnerability, and wit. Room offers a smart female spin on the issues and powerful forces that impact contemporary life.

sub-TERRAIN

A stimulating fusion of fiction, poetry, photography and graphic illustration from uprising Canadian, U.S., and International writers and artists. Published 3 times a year.

The Goose

The Goose is the online magazine for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC), which participates in the creation, appreciation, discussion, analysis, and dissemination of knowledge about the work of nature writers, environmental writers and journalists, eco-artists of all disciplines, ecocritics, and ecotheorists in Canada and abroad. We are interested in artistic, critical and cultural studies work on activism, animals, ecology, the environment, environmental justice, geography, land, landscape, mountain literature and culture, nature and nature writing, natural history writing, plants, region, regionalism, the rural, sense of place, transborder environmental issues, wilderness and wilder places, and much more.

University of Toronto Quarterley

Acclaimed as one of the finest journals focused on the humanities, the University of Toronto Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary articles and reviews of international repute. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities. UTQ accepts submissions in either English or French. Discover Canada's Best Kept Literary Secret! - Letters in Canada Subscribers anticipate the 'Letters in Canada' issue, published each winter, which contains reviews of the previous year's work in Canadian fiction, poetry, drama, translations and works in the humanities.

Vallum

Vallum is a bi-annual, print magazine of new poetry, interviews, reviews, visual art and feature articles. Critically-acclaimed as "one of the top literary magazines in the country", Vallum is your gateway to the global poetry community.

The Vancouver Review

Vancouver Review is a quarterly of new writing and reviews published by the Vancouver Review Publication Society, an incorporated non-profit society with charitable status.

Wax Poetry and Art Magazine

Wax Poetry and Art Magazine is a  free monthly print publication that aims to make great poetry and art ultra-accessible to people in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. New issues of Wax are available for free at launch events and various local and independent coffeeshops, cafes, and retailers. Wax is funded by donations collected at Passion Pitch events in Calgary. Although we will publish work from national and international artists, the main focus of Wax is to promote the local Calgary poetry and art scene.

West Coast Line

West Coast Line publishes work by writers and artists who are experimenting with or expanding the boundaries of conventional forms and contexts. We are interested in work engaged with problems of representation, race, culture, gender, sexuality, technology, media, urban/rural spaces, nature, and language.

What If Magazine

Canada's teen arts and entertainment magazine that talks about the stuff teens and young adults want to talk about! How do we know? Because teens write it!

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