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Arc Poetry

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For over 40 years, Arc has been pub­lish­ing the best in con­tem­po­rary poetry. Arc invites sub­mis­sions from poets at all stages of their writing careers.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    4-6 months*
    Editor reported data
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    54 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    3.92%*
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Paysfrom CA$50 per page

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FeeCA$2

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  • 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

    Payment is issued upon pub­li­ca­tion along with one free copy of the issue in which the work appears.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Submission fee: CA$ 2

Payment: CA$ 50 per page

Arc publishes essays, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Submit a pitch of 250 words, with an estimate of anticipated length to prose@arcpoetry.ca. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing experience in your email, including any relevant links to samples of your previous work. For further details on what to include in your pitch, read below. The “How Poems Work” feature is a 500-word column that is a “case-study” appreciation of a single poem by a Canadian poet, addressing such concerns as style, subject matter, influences, context, and the use of such elements as form, language, rhythm, and diction. The text of the poem under discussion will also be reprinted in each column.

Poetry

Max lines: 360

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: CA$ 2

Payment: CA$ 50 per page

Not exceed 3 poems or 360 lines.

Review

Submission fee: CA$ 2

Payment: CA$ 50 per page

Poetry and review queries submitted to the prose submission email will not be read. For review queries, please contact coordinatingeditor@arcpoetry.ca.

Interview

Max words: 2000

Submission fee: CA$ 2

Payment: CA$ 50 per page

In your pitch, please mention who you are interested in interviewing and the topics or themes you want to discuss. If you have already conducted the interview, please include a 1-2 page sample in your email.

Translation

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: CA$ 2

Payment: CA$ 50 per page

Submissions must not exceed 3 poems or 360 lines.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Submittable does not accept poems in batches. Each poem must be submitted separately with the poet's biography. Please DO NOT submit several poems grouped in a single document. To save retyping the same bio and cover notes for each poem, we recommend you create them in an offline text document, and paste them in when called for by the uploader. Your individually submitted poems will be treated as a grouped manuscript once they have been submitted.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Poets who are living with a disability and/or poets for whom English is not their first language are welcome to reach out to seek assistance with the submission process if necessary. This assistance can pertain to: clarifying the submission guidelines, adding notes to and/or withdrawing your submission on Submittable, and formatting your submission to fit our submission guidelines. Please contact Managing Editor, Chris Johnson, at arc@arcpoetry.ca with a subject line “Arc Poetry Submission Assistance.” Arc pays for poetry at the rate of $50 per page. Payment is issued upon pub­li­ca­tion along with one free copy of the issue in which the work appears. As a Canadian literary magazine, and due to the increasing number of submissions from US-based poets, we are requesting that US submitters pay a $2 entry fee per poem.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

54 days

Average response time

3.92%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

139 days

Slowest response time

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About

At Arc, we find the brave new voices. We feature poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike; and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew. One of the most widely read literary magazines in the country, Arc has a following composed of writers, poetry aficionados...

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Founded

2010

Country

CA

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    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Chris Johnson avatar

    Chris Johnson

    Managing Editor

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    Manahil Bandukwala

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    Meagan Black

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