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The Antigonish Review

Literary Magazine







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A quarterly journal of creative writing, reviews, essays, and translations. Founded 1970.

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  • Response time:
    2-4 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: CA$

Payment: CA$ 50

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 4000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: CA$

Payment: CA$ 50

Travel sketches, personal memoirs, writing about sports, culture, history, or other essays which fall under the general rubric of creative non-fiction, are welcome. Accompanying photographs may be considered.


Max pieces: 8

Submission fee: CA$

Payment: CA$ 5 per page

No more than 6-8 poems should be submitted at any one time. A preferable submission would be from 3-4 poems. Poetry on any subject written from any point of view and in any form


Submission fee: CA$

Payment: CA$ 50

No specific limitations


Max words: 2500

Submission fee: CA$

Payment: CA$ 50

For prose submissions, up to a maximum of 2500 words. For poetry submissions, 2-3 poems (or 3-4 pages of poetry) maximum.


Payment: CA$ 100

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    For translations, please include a brief bio of the author as well as the translator(s) - up to 100 words, maximum, for each.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose should be typed, double spaced, with author's last name on each page

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Payment: poetry - $5 per page to a maximum of $25, fiction and nonfiction - $50, cover art - $100. Plus two copies (one digital and one print)

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

35 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

66 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 939 days

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TAR reaches readers throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in countries like Germany, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, England, and the Netherlands. Every year the journal receives more than a thousand submissions from as far away as Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Australia/New Zealand, India, H...

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    Editor Thomas Hodd avatar

    Thomas Hodd


    Editor Anne Simpson avatar

    Anne Simpson

    Associate Poetry Editor

    Editor Janette Fecteau avatar

    Janette Fecteau

    Associate Poetry Editor

    Editor David Hickey avatar

    David Hickey

    Associate Poetry Editor

    Editor Elizabeth Blanchard avatar

    Elizabeth Blanchard

    Associate Fiction Editor

    Editor Ernestine Lahey avatar

    Ernestine Lahey

    Associate Fiction Editor

    Editor Kailin Wright avatar

    Kailin Wright

    Associate Non-Fiction Editor

    Editor Leo Furey avatar

    Leo Furey

    Book Reviews Editor

    Editor Danielle LeBlanc avatar

    Danielle LeBlanc

    Translation Editor