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Augur Magazine

Literary Magazine




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A literary magazine that believes we can better engage with our pasts, presents, and futures through stories that explore what-ifs and could-bes.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
    55 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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

  • 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: 5000

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: CA$ 0.11 per word


Max pieces: 5

Payment: CA$ 60 per piece

10 pages max


Payment: CA$ 0.11 per word

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Your cover letter should include: recent publishing history (if any), relationship to Canada/Turtle Island (citizen/settler, Indigenous, resident, etc.), intersectional identity (only if comfortable disclosing), and whether your submission is simultaneous. If you are comfortable with it, we encourage writers to indicate their intersections in their cover letter. We pay attention to whose voices we publish, and this information helps us be self-aware as we construct issues.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit in standard manuscript format for prose

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    We pay $0.11 cents (CAD) per word for short fiction (1000+ words), and a flat fee of $110.00 per flash fiction piece (1000 words and under). $60.00 CAD per poem. For the last week (January 8th - 15th 2023) we are only accepting submissions from creators who are Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Disabled, and/or Trans, who are also Canadian citizens/permanent residents and/or who are living within the settler-defined borders of the land colonially known as Canada.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

55 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

6 days

Fastest response time

85 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 237 days, 237 days, 257 days

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Submission calls


    May 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024

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In Ancient Rome, an Augur was a religious official who looked for the will of the gods in the flight patterns of birds, and made predictions based on the stories they read there. In contemporary Toronto, Augur is a literary magazine that believes we can better engage with our pasts, presents, and fu...

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    Editor Kerry C. Byrne avatar

    Kerry C. Byrne

    Publisher & CEO

    Editor Terese Mason Pierre avatar

    Terese Mason Pierre

    Co-Editor in Chief

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    Avi Silver

    Co-Editor in Chief

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    Yilin Wang

    Tales & Feathers Co-Editor in Chief

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    Anna Bendiy

    Tales & Feathers Co-Editor in Chief

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    Amy Wang

    Creative Director

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    Victoria Liao

    Managing Editor

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    Escher McDonell-Maulsby

    Poetry Editor

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    LJ Ahenda

    Poetry Editor

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    Vivian Li


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    Kelley Tai

    Online Editor