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The Malahat Review
About The Malahat Review: One of Canada’s most admired journals, publishing contemporary poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers from across the country and around the world.
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700, Stn. CSC
Victoria, BC Canada V8W 2Y2
Phone: (250) 721-8524
Simultaneous submissions: discouraged Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: Poetry: up to 4 months; fiction up to 10 months; creative nonfiction: up to 6 months Payment: $35 CAD/printed page, plus 2 copies and one-year complimentary subscription Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0025-1216 Founded: 1967 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Magazines Canada Copy price: $11.95 Average pages: 112 Sample price (postpaid): $16.95 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $40 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $68
Publisher’s description: The Malahat Review, established in 1967, is among Canada’s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary Canadian and international works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as reviews of recently published Canadian poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. On occasion it also publishes interviews, essays and issues on a single theme or author, such as "Essential East Coast Writing," published October 2012.
The Malahat Review is dedicated to excellence in writing. Its aim is to discover the most promising of the new writers and to publish their work alongside the best established writers, to present work accurately and attractively to readers, and to increase awareness of Canadian writing in general through perceptive critical comment. The magazine sponsors a Long Poem Contest and a Novella Contest, held in alternating years, the Far Horizons contest (poetry and fiction in alternating years) for emerging writers, the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction contest, and the Open Season Awards for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please see our website for details on all contests and for general submission guidelines.
The Winter 2012 issue features the winners of the 2012 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize (Carla Funk) and Far Horizons Award for Poetry (Kayla Czaga), plus poetry by Raoul Fernandes, Rebecca Geleyn, David B. Goldstein, Catherine Greenwood, Daryl Hine, Donna Kane, Steve Noyes, John Reibetanz, and Katie Thompson; fiction by Ann Darby, Bill Gaston, and Laura Legge; and reviews.
This fall, The Malahat Review and The Fiddlehead collaborated on an exceptional venture to showcase the literatures of their respective coasts, with each magazine holding up a mirror to the other. “Essential East Coast Writing” [Autumn 2012] presents the likeness that our mirror caught in the work of 37 writers (including: George Elliot Clarke, Anne Compton, Michael Crummey, Sue Goyette, Peter Sanger, John Steffler, and Lisa Moore) living in or with links to Atlantic Canada. This likeness is further refracted through reviews by eight West Coast authors about books by eleven of their East Coast peers.
The issue’s [Summer 2012] centerpiece is Naben Ruthnum’s Novella Prize-winning “Cinema Rex,” about a movie theater’s opening on the island nation of Mauritius. Not your average beach-read, this socially engaged issue features Shane Rhodes’ poems about Canada’s Indian Act, David Martin’s poems about the Alberta tar sands, and Dan O’Brien’s poems about Canadian war photographer Paul Watson in Afghanistan. Israeli-Australian Lee Kofman offers an affecting memoir of Jewish resistance during the Soviet era while Laura Trunkey, in a short story from a gun’s perspective, trains her sights on the first Inuit to be tried by a common-law court.
last updated 01/23/2013