Submission Guidelines - General

The quality of the writing is the chief criterion. We consider stories from anywhere, original or translations, but we consider it our mandate to encourage Atlantic Canadians and Canadian writers - but quality is always the chief criterion. We welcome new and young writers.

We respond to rejected submissions with suggestions when we can, particularly if we are asked to do so and particularly with new or young writers, and the closer the writer is to us geographically, Canadian, American, or other, the more trouble we take. Long stories may displace several shorter pieces, so the longer the story the higher its quality should be as there is less chance we will read it through and less chance we will respond with a critique.

Most stories that meet our minimum standard are read by at least 2 readers and all stories published are read and approved by at least 2 readers and a senior editor, therefore we may be a bit slow but we try to respond in 3 or 4 months. Some of our readers live far from Antigonish and as many as half the stories have to be shipped to them. So we ask your patience. We sometimes suggest revisions but if a writer sends back a revised version we feel no obligation to publish it; it has to compete with the new stories it arrives with. Please be patient with us. We read everything, sometimes four times, we have high quality help who get no pay and have to buy their own pencils so don't blame them if once in a while one of them snatches one of your coloured paper clips and if our comments sometimes seem cryptic, enigmatic, or even on the edge of something even worse, don't get cross at us - maybe we're tired, maybe we're grumpy, maybe we had to go out and buy a new pencil. But just the same we love to get your stuff.

PLEASE NOTE we do not accept submissions which have been previously published in any format.

 

Submission Guidelines - Payment

 

Poetry $5.00 per page to a maximum of $25.00 plus two copies 
Fiction $50.00 plus two copies
Articles/Essays $50.00 plus two copies
Book Reviews $50.00 pus two copies
Cover Art $100.00 plus two copies

 

 

 

Homepage Quote

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.

– Henry David Thoreau

We are glad to welcome you to The Antigonish Review

Founded in 1970, The Antigonish Review is the third longest-running creative-writing journal in the Maritimes and one of the oldest continuing literary magazines in Canada.

A Small Magazine with an International Reputation

Far from being just a regional magazine, TAR reaches readers throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in countries like Germany, Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, England, and the Netherlands. Every year the journal receives more than a thousand submissions from as far away as Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Australia/New Zealand, India, Hawaii, and Brazil.

What Makes TAR Special

TAR has always prided itself on offering an eclectic array of poetry and prose by emerging as well as established writers. It also encourages critical discussion through its publishing of extensive book reviews and thoughtful scholarly articles.

TAR was also one of the first English-language literary journals in Canada to publish translations of French-Canadian poets. This tradition has expanded to include translations by international award-winning poets such as Estonian Arved Viirlaid and Brazilian Edilberto Coutinho.

In addition, each issue includes pieces by emerging and prominent Maritime artists. TAR won 2003 Canadian Magazine Publishers Award for Best Cover Art among Literary Magazines.

TAR also offers students opportunities to participate in the life of the journal, whether through internships or its Poet Grow-Op program, a joint initiative with UBC that promotes and publishes work by emerging college and university writers.

A Destination for Literary Excellence

TAR has a long reputation for attracting internationally recognized, award-winning writers. It has published the work of luminaries like Milton Acorn, Annie Dillard, Louis Dudek, Jane Jacobs, Marshall McLuhan, Thomas Merton, and Alden Nowlan.

Some of the many major Canadian voices that have appeared in its pages include Marshall McLuhan, John Thompson, Margaret Atwood, Alistair MacLeod, David Adams Richards, Irving Layton, Carol Shields, Sheldon Currie, Lorna Crozier, Michael Crummey, Lynn Coady, Rohinton Mistry, Jan Zwicky, Stephanie Bolster, Sheree Fitch, Johanna Skibsrud, George Elliott Clarke, Don McKay, Brian Bartlett, Kathleen Winter, Alexander MacLeod, Wayne Johnston, Leo McKay Jr. and Anne Simpson.

 

Subscriptions information :




1 year digital subscriptions only – $25.00

Back Issues if available  - $15.00 

 The Antigonish Review Editorial Cooperative:

Managing Editor:  Gerald Trites

Poetry Editor:  Peter Sanger

Fiction Editor:  Veronica Ross

Essays & Articles Editors:  Tony Fabijancic

Book Reviews Editor:  Leo Furey

Web Consulting: Xtreme Technology Solutions

Production:  John Reigle & Stacy Doiron

Associate Editors/Fiction:   Reynold Stone, Sheldon Currie, Josh Brown, Adam Beardsworth, Margaret MacDonald, Angus MacCaull, Kailin Wright & Monica Graham

Student Volunteer Intern:    Briony Merritt

Editorial Office: 

c/o P.O. Box 318

Mahone Bay, NS

B0J 2E0
Email: TAR@stfx.ca

 

We acknowledge the financial support of St. Francis Xavier University and The Canada Council.

 

A few words about us

The Antigonish Review was founded by R.J. MacSween in 1970. It is supported by St. Francis Xavier University with the welcome assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, and by our generous donors.

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