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Carousel Magazine

Literary Magazine




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Experimental & traditional reviews, poetry, fiction, comics, hybrid lit & art since 1983.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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


Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Payment: CA$40-80


Payment: CA$ 25 per piece

No specific limitations


Payment: CA$20-40

EXPERIMENTAL REVIEWS. These are the only parameters: · your review must name the author(s) and specify the title of the text(s) being commented upon; · your review must offer some kind of commentary on the chosen text(s); · the text(s) you are reviewing must be literary (poetry, fiction, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, or hybrid writing). We will likely prioritize reviews of more recent texts.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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  • Author's rights

    CAROUSEL reserves the First North American serial rights and the non-exclusive rights to reprint and/or electronically publish any materials that appear in the magazine, including subsequent use on promotional materials related to the magazine and/or its events · we also ask for credit to CAROUSEL (all caps, please) for any future reprints on all published works · copyrights remain with the author or artist

  • Additional info

    Please note that we only have a limited number of free submissions per month; if we exceed this number (which is 200), our free submissions categories will close for the remainder of the month ... in this instance, we turn on an optional $2 version of the category if you still want to submit NOW — or, please return on the first of the following month!) We welcome submissions from everyone, but we especially encourage creators from marginalized groups (including but not limited to BIPOC, 2SLGBTQQIA, low-income, and disabled communities) to submit. Please do not submit again until you have received a response to your previous submission.

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Total submissions tracked

101 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

4 days

Fastest response time

234 days

Slowest response time

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CAROUSEL (est. 1983) is an exquisitely produced hybrid literary/arts magazine representing new & established creators, with a focus on positioning Canadian talent within an international context. This innovative journal — now exclusively released online as of December 2020 — prides itself on present...

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    Editor Mark Laliberte avatar

    Mark Laliberte


    Editor Jessica Poole avatar

    Jessica Poole

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Taylor Brown avatar

    Taylor Brown

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Jade Wallace avatar

    Jade Wallace

    Reviews Editor