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The Walrus

Literary Magazine

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The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism, produce national, ideas-focused events, and train emerging professionals in publishing, nonprofit management.

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

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    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

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    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

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  • Offers expedited response

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

Nonfiction - 1200 words max

Max words: 1200

Short Essays maximum 1,200 words. Long Reads. Long-form narrative journalism at The Walrus focuses on issues relevant to Canadians, in the fields of politics, international affairs, the arts, the environment, health, science, sports, and so forth.

Review

These pieces take the form of thematic reviews exploring new works in the context of other works; timely profiles of important figures in the arts; and narrative essays on new or ongoing phenomena in the cultural world. Writers in this section should have some authority in their area of interest.

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 5000

The Walrus publishes original work of Canadian literary fiction by new or established writers.

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

The Walrus publishes work by new and established Canadian poets. Poems should fit in a single half-page column.

Photography

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How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

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  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

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  • Additional info

    Do not submit more than one short story or six poems every three months. Before sending a pitch, make sure you are familiar with the breadth and style of content at The Walrus, and confirm that your story idea isn’t one that has already been examined by The Walrus and that it concerns a topic relevant to a Canadian audience.

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2003

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