Grain Magazine :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Grain Magazine: Grain Magazine, a literary quarterly, publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists.
PO Box 67
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3K1
Phone: (306) 244-2828
Simultaneous submissions: no Postal submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: no Reading period: 9/1-5/31 Response time: 3 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1491-0497 Founded: 1973 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Magazines Canada Copy price: $11.95 (CAD) Average pages: 120 Sample price (plus S&H): $11.95 (CAD), $14.95 (US) Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $35 (CAD), $45 (US), $55 (Int'l) Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $40 (CAD)
Publisher's Description: Grain Magazine, a literary quarterly, publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Published by the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Grain has earned national and international recognition for its distinctive content. We publish poetry, short fiction, and creative/literary non-fiction. No bias in terms of form or style, and the editors welcome submissions that are diverse, idiosyncratic, intelligent, even idea- or concept-driven.
“Gifted” asks what’s the difference between good literature and exceptional literature. What is the difference between the mundane and the mystical? In content and form, the work in “Gifted” looks beyond the norms and stretches into the mythical. Writers in this issue dare to experiment with from, dare to raise the dead, create life, give birth. Featuring the winners of the 2013 Short Grain contest, judged by Lawrence Hill and rob mclennan, and artwork from the whimsical Tamara Bond. New writing by Andrea MacPherson, Laisha Rosnau, and Anne Pierson Wiese.
“Fractures” (40.1) is a smashing collection of poetry and prose intent on breaking through violence, abuse, and heartache. The idea that you heal or you die is proven and disproven in the brave works within this issue. Even the fuzzy middle ground between living and dying, nothing and rebirth, is explored in Ian Bullock’s piece “Brother in a Coma.” The artwork in our Fall issue is by Bruce Montcombroux, whose drawings are full of fractures healed over with unlikely parts—lumber and rope amidst metal bones. Featuring new nonfiction by Kirby Wright, new fiction by Andrew F Sullivan, and new poetry by Joan Shillington.
“Unstrung” (39.4) is a hungry collection that never quite lets you feel completely satisfied—it wants you to want more. More love. More beauty. More despair. More. The work of Dianne Davis haunts the pages, a reflection of the words—all delicious and enigmatic. Nothing is quite tied together, nothing is quite held fast: it’s a little unstrung. Featuring new writing by Stan Rogal and new translations of Yu Xiang by Fiona Sze-Lorrain.
last updated 2/11/13