Literary magazines and journals

  • The Antigonish Review: publishing prose and poetry by emerging and established writers.
  • The Anti-Languorous Project: The ALP is home to antilang., a an online magazine of literary brevity, its counterpart soundbite, a collection of byte-sized readings, and the On Editing blog series.
  • Arc: Canada’s national poetry magazine.
  • Brick: poetry, interviews, fiction, essays… published twice yearly.
  • Broken Pencil: a quarterly print magazine and website based in Toronto.
  • Carousel: a hybrid literary/arts magazine.
  • The Capilano ReviewThe 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.
  • The Dalhousie Review: publishes articles, fiction, poetry and reviews.
  • Event: publishing a variety of genres with diversity, intensity of experience, and excellence in expression.
  • Existere Quarterly: publishes poetry, fiction, visual art, reviews, photography, and more.
  • Exile: the best writing from around the world.
  • The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canadian literary journal publishing English writing from around the world in a variety of genres.
  • Fence Magazine: a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism.
  • Geist: a cultural magazine dedicated to bringing attention to cultural events, artists, and writers.
  • filling Station: innovative poetry, fiction, interviews, and reviews.
  • Grain: publishing the best new writing from Canada and abroad.
  • Riddle Fence: poetry, fiction, fakelore, and nonfiction alongside contemporary art… published three times a year.
  • The Malahat Review: Canadian and international poetry, fiction, and reviews.
  • Montreal Review of Books: free tabloid of book reviews, interviews and essays, published three times a year and distributed nationally in Canada.
  • The New Quarterly: a lively combination of fiction, poetry, interviews, and conversation about writing.
  • Other Voices: a journal of literary and visual arts.
  • On Spec: fantasy, horror, fairy stories, ghost stories, and more.
  • Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature: publishing poetry, fiction, criticism, and more.
  • Prairie Fire: a quarterly magazine of new writing.
  • Prism International: publishing the best contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world.
  • Room Magazine: a Canadian literary journal for women writers.
  • Taddle Creek: a literary magazine publishing mainly fiction and poetry.
  • subTERRAIN: a stimulating fusion of fiction, poetry, photography, and graphic illustration from Canada, the US, and internationally.
  • Qwerty Magazine: UNB’s graduate student-run literary magazine, featuring innovative poetry, fiction, and visual art from emerging and established artists alike.
  • Vallum: a bi-annual magazine of new poetry, reviews, interviews, visual art, and features.

Poetry for youth

  • Young Poets Network: Online platform for young poets up to the age of 25, with writing challenges, news about the poetry community, and more.
  • Poetry 180: A site that provides a poem for each day of the school year.
  • Poems, games, lessons, events, and more.
  • Scholastic Poetry Page: A division of the Scholastic web site featuring poetry workshops, teachers guide, and lessons from Jack Prelutsky, Karla Kuskin, and Jean Marzollo.
  • Sit Down and Write: Poetry Resources: Tips and motivation for how to start writing poetry.
  • Hand Hobbies: A Guide to Creative Writing

Poetry online


  • Anansi: Anansi publishes Canadian and international writers of literary fiction, poetry, and serious nonfiction.
  • Brick Books: publishes only poetry. Brick Books only reads submissions between January 1 — April 30.
  • Anvil Press: publishes progressive, contemporary literature in all genres (excepting genre fiction, eg. horror, romance, Sci-Fi.)
  • Biblioasis: literary press publishing poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
  • Coteau Books: publishes poetry, fiction, drama, children’s and young adult “chapter books” (no picture books), and literary non-fiction.
  • Coach House Books: Coach House publishes innovative poetry, literary fiction, drama and books about Toronto.
  • Broken Jaw Press: publishes fiction, poetry, drama, and occasionally, creative non-fiction.
  • Mansfield Press: publishes poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.
  • DC Books: publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
  • ECW Press: publishes poetry, fiction, literary non-fiction, commercial non-fiction, and photo/art books. No unsolicited manuscripts please.
  • NeWest Press: publishes poetry, fiction (including mysteries), drama, and literary non-fiction.
  • Oolichan Press: publishes literary fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
  • Red Deer Press: publishes literary fiction, non-fiction, children’s illustrated books, juvenile fiction, teen fiction, drama, and poetry.
  • Ronsdale Press: publishes poetry, fiction, biography, regional history, children’s literature, books of ideas, and the occasional scholarly book.
  • Seraphim Editions: independent Canadian book publisher.
  • Signature Editions: publishes poetry, fiction (excepting children’s literature and romance), drama, and creative non-fiction (no self-help).
  • Turnstone Press: publishes fiction, non-fiction (including literary criticism), poetry, and mysteries under the imprint, Ravenstone.
  • Talon Books
  • Wolsak and Wynn Publishers: Publishes poetry exclusively.
  • Black Moss Press: Black Moss Press has been at the forefront of publishing Canadian poetry, fiction and non fiction for four decades, but has never forgotten its roots and its focus on the richness of Southwestern Ontario writing.
  • Bookland Press: BookLand Press publishes high-quality fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books.
  • Book*hug Press: Book*hug seeks to publish innovative books of poetry, prose and creative criticism that extend the tradition of experimental literature.
  • Breakwater Books: Breakwater Books Ltd. accepts manuscripts in all genres, including poetry.
  • Gaspereau Press: Looking to publish literary titles aimed at a Canadian readership and are interested in poetry, novels and short-story collections, literary essays and creative non-fiction, history, biographies and memoirs aimed at a national audience.
  • Goose Lane Editions: Goose Lane Editions specializes in high quality Canadian literary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction on subjects such as history, politics, biography, humour, travel, nature, and music.
  • Invisible Publishing: Publishes contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
  • Inanna Publications: Publishes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by and about women, and complementing this with relevant non-fiction, that bring new, innovative and diverse perspectives with the potential to change and enhance women’s lives everywhere.
  • Kegedonce Press: First Nations owned and operated publisher that is looking for poetry, fiction, drama, creative non-fiction, graphic novels, and children’s books by Aboriginal writers from Canada.
  • J. G. Shillingford Publishing Inc: Under The Muses’ Company imprint they publish poetry by poets who have established a publishing record, either a book or books, or several publications in literary magazines.
  • Mother Tongue Publishing Limited: Will consider new poetry manuscripts by BC writers.
  • New Star Books: Publishes in the areas of social issues and politics; literary prose, both fiction and non-fiction, and poetry; and culture and history of British Columbia and the West.
  • Nightwood Editions: Publishes new poetry and fiction by writers across Canada.
  • Palimpsest Press: Looking for nonfiction and full-length poetry manuscripts.

Resources for teachers

  • Lesson Planet: Lesson Planet, the search engine for teachers that helps teachers and parents quickly find teacher-reviewed online resources including over 150,000 lesson plans and 75,000 worksheets.

Writer’s guilds and associations

Writers’ resources

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