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Contemporary Verse 2

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The mandate and primary aim of Contemporary Verse 2 is to educate, engage, and expand public appreciation of the poetic art form by sharing and promoting high-calibre, original verse and critical writing by local, national, and international poets.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-6 months*
    Editor reported data
    135 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Payssee Genres section for details

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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

    two 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


Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$75-150

3-4 pages max


Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$ 35 per piece

6 pages max


Max words: 600

Max words: 1000

Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$65-100


Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$75-150

6-8 pages max


Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$

CV2 welcomes poetry submissions in French, as well as translation projects, including both French to English and English to French.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Each submission should include: A short cover letter with your name, the titles of the poems/writing you have enclosed, and a sense of your publication experience, if any. Please include a word count for essays, interviews or reviews. Your name at the top of every page of your submission. A short (maximum 70 words) biographical statement for editorial purposes, written in the third person. Please use the form of your name that you would like to see in print. Please let us know if your submission is simultaneous

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose should be double-spaced.

  • Author's rights

    CV2 purchases first North American serial print rights and limited, non-exclusive digital rights only. Authors retain full copyright for works published in CV2.

  • Additional info

    Pays! Poetry: $30 per poem. Interviews: $50-$100. Articles: $50-$100. Essays: $40-$150. Reviews: $50-$80. Available in print. Writers whose work is selected for publication receive 2 complimentary copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

135 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

31 days

Fastest response time

419 days

Slowest response time

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    Deadline: May 31, 2024


A key component of our vision for CV2 centers around inclusivity. CV2 has historically focused keenly on this aspect of its mandate, and this focus has, in recent years and months, expanded to home in on what, more specifically, it means to be actively – rather than passively – inclusive. For us, a...

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    Chelsea Peters