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Archetype: A Literary Journal

Literary Magazine








Archetype: A Literary Journal latest issue

A Toronto-based literary journal that strives to publish creative work—essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, and reviews—that reminds us of what it’s like to be made of flesh.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4-6 weeks*
    Editor reported data
    97 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:
    8% *
    Editor reported data
    Chill Subs tracker stats


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

    From the editors

    If the work has only previously appeared on a blog or personal website.

    What's that?

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

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net

  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: CA$ 25

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Payment: CA$ 25


Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 25

We welcome all forms of poetry.


Max words: 5000

Payment: CA$ 25


Max words: 5000

Payment: CA$ 25


Max words: 5000

Payment: CA$ 25


Max pieces: 10

Payment: CA$ 25

Please include an author statement along with the submission.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief third-person bio with your submission. You are welcome to state demographics such as race, age, gender, etc., in your submission email.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    If we accept your work, we ask for First Electronic Rights to publish and non-exclusive rights to keep it on our website indefinitely. We also reserve the right to request edits on any work accepted prior to publication. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you republish your work elsewhere, we ask that you credit us as the original publisher. Artists retain full rights to their work.

  • Additional info

    Accept previously published if the work is from a personal blog or site. We're really friendly! Underrepresented writers and artists, including but not limited to those who are Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, deaf, and/or disabled, are especially encouraged to submit their work. We pay a humble stipend of $25 per accepted submission. We hope to be able to offer our authors more in the future!

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

97 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

244 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 301 days, 301 days, 301 days, 427 days

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Archetype is a Toronto-based literary journal that strives to publish creative work—essays, poetry, fiction, interviews, reviews—that reminds us of what it’s like to be made of flesh. The journal is committed to being a platform for both emerging and established writers and artists to tell stories t...

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    Editor  avatar

    Editor Ali Taha avatar

    Ali Taha

    Co-Founder, Co-Editor-In-Chief

    Editor Melissa Barrientos avatar

    Melissa Barrientos

    Co-Founder, Co-Editor-In-Chief