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The Ex-Puritan

Literary Magazine

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A premier Canadian literary magazine, publishing the best in new writing. We award the annual Austin Clarke Prizes in fiction and poetry.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    within 4 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    87 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0.75%*
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Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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 - 10000 words max

Max words: 10000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: CA$ 200 per piece

Essays

Poetry

Max pieces: 4

Payment: CA$ 35 per piece

Any length.

Hybrid

Payment: from CA$50

Experimental/hybrid work. A space for exploring experimental and multi-form writing in combination with disciplines including (but not limited to) visual art, mixed-media, science and technology, audio, performance, and video; a space of endless possibility.

Review

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

We love reviews of chapbooks; we love reviews both experimental and traditional.

Interview

Max words: 3500

Max pieces: 1

Payment: CA$ 100 per piece

We are looking for long-form interviews that deeply engage our readers, examine literary works, ask compelling questions, and challenge the boundaries of literature. Our editorial focus is on contemporary literary work, but we are also interested in pieces that incorporate other disciplines and contemporary topics of conversation.

Translation

Max pieces: 4

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

Poetry in translation.

Art

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

See "Hybrid".

Audio

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

See "Hybrid".

Video

Payment: CA$ 150 per piece

See "Hybrid".

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Not specified.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    If you are submitting a completed piece, please submit it titled, double-spaced in 12-point font.

  • Author's rights

    Not specified.

  • Additional info

    Consider reading our last few issues to familiarize yourself with work we've published. Payment. If you cannot accept payment via e-transfer, PayPal or cheque from a Canadian bank, we cannot accept your submission. $100 per interview $200 per essay $100 per review $150 per work of fiction $35 per poem (or page, capped at $120 for poems running four pages or more) $50+ per experimental or hybrid work, at an increasing scale depending on the nature of the piece We are especially interested in work by LGBTQ2S+ writers, BIPOC writers, and writing from other marginalized folks.

Tracker statistics

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Total submissions tracked

87 days

Average response time

0.75%

Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

529 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2019 days, 902 days, 759 days, 709 days, 1212 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

0.75%

12-month average acceptance rate

89 days

12-month average response time

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About

Founded

2007

Country

CA

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    Editor Sanchari Sur avatar

    Sanchari Sur

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Ryanne Kap avatar

    Ryanne Kap

    Managing Editor