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The New Quarterly

Literary Magazine

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A literary magazine that has been publishing Canadian Writers & Writing for over 40 years. Proud presenter of the Wild Writers Literary Festival!

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

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

Payssee Genres section for details

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

    From the editors

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ 275

There are no length restrictions, but please note that the longer the piece, the more we have to justify its appearance in the magazine. We rarely publish pieces longer than 6000 words. We do not print novel excerpts. Think “short fiction” as a category.

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Payment: $ 275

There are no length restrictions, but please note that the longer the piece, the more we have to justify its appearance in the magazine. We rarely publish pieces longer than 6000 words.

Poetry

Payment: $ 50 per piece

We print free verse, ballad, sonnet, epic, and prose poems, and there’s no need to rhyme unless you want to. TNQ is a generalist magazine, interested in work in a wide variety of formal and stylistic modes. Freshness of style, subject matter, perspective is something we look for. Pick up an issue to get an idea of our tastes.

Art

Payment: $ 50 per piece

Artists are paid $275 to grant The New Quarterly use of their work on the cover of an issue. All copyrights remain with the artist.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    You must include a cover letter with your submission. Include your cover letter as the first page of your submission.

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    Online submissions must be in a single file in .doc, .docx, or PDF format. Title your submission in the following format: YourSurname_SubmissionTitle (i.e. Bala_Butter-Tea-at-Starbucks).

  • Author's rights

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

  • Additional info

    Payment/copies. Fiction and Nonfiction: $275, Poetry and Postscripts: $50 per piece. Plus a complimentary copy and a special contributor subscription rate! Publish only Canadian writers

Tracker statistics

25

Total submissions tracked

270 days

Average response time

10%

Average acceptance rate

260 days

Fastest response time

310 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

9.09%

12-month average acceptance rate

269 days

12-month average response time

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About

Our mission at The New Quarterly is to publish and promote Canadian writers and writing. We are committed to providing an inclusive platform for new voices in Canadian Literature, particularly for voices who have been historically underrepresented in Canadian literary contexts and who represent the ...

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Founded

1981

Country

CA

tnq.ca

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    Editor Pamela Mulloy avatar

    Pamela Mulloy

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor John Vardon avatar

    John Vardon

    lead poetry editor

    Editor Eleni Zaptses avatar

    Eleni Zaptses

    managing editor