Written by Ella Peary May 25th, 2017

Spadina Literary Review: Now Seeking Submissions

Launched in 2011, Spadina Literary Review is a Canadian literary magazine with an international readership. They publish poetry, fiction, graphic fiction, nonfiction, reviews, and anything else with literary merit. Their clean, no-fuss online magazine resembles a print publication in layout and design. They like writing that’s coherent and concise, understandable to a broad range of readers. To get a sense of their style, you can read past issues online. You can also read an interview with their editors here: https://duotrope.com/interview/?id=21243.

Spadina has released two issues so far this year, and last year, they published four editions. They accept submissions on a rolling basis, and they accept whatever form or style of writing suits the author who’s submitting.

Poets may submit any number of poems, but they should not be shorter than a sonnet. They want each poem to be long enough to look pleasing by itself on a page, but will consider a series of shorter poems linked by a common theme. Fiction writers may submit short fiction, 350 to 3,500 words. Nonfiction authors may submit memoirs—completely true, interesting life stories—1,000 to 2,500 words. Authors may also submit reviews, 1,000 to 2,500 words. Spadina accepts submissions via email and by post, but not through an online submissions manager. Submitting authors can expect a response within a few weeks.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Spadina Literary Review, please visit their website at http://www.spadinaliteraryreview.com/Guide.html.


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