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Strong words for a polite nation. Publishing provocative fiction, essays, poetry, and commentary for over 25 years.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:

PaysCA$0.1 per word

Find more details in the Genres section


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 - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$ 0.1 per word

(max. 3 submissions per issue)

Nonfiction - 4000 words max

Max words: 4000

Sub Genres: , , , , ,

Submission fee: CA$ 3

Payment: CA$ 0.1 per word

max. 2 submissions of creative nonfiction per issue max. 2 submissions of commentary (social or otherwise) per issue

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    typed, double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

  • Author's rights

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

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subTerrain publishes original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, and commentary three times a year. Submissions must be previously unpublished material. (Note the maximum number of submissions per issue in the General Guidelines below.) Currently, we are publishing two General issues and ...

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    Brian Kaufman