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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.

Contact Information:

University of Victoria

P.O. Box 1700, Stn. CSC

Victoria, BC Canada  V8W 2Y2

Phone: (250) 721-8524



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Submission/Subscription Information:

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, and "At Home in Translation," forthcoming in October 2014.

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.

Recent issues:

The summer 2014 issue features the winner of the 2014 Novella Prize Dora Dueck, along with poetry by Sarah Bernstein, Richard Capling, Anne Compton, Michael Meagher, Cassidy McFadzean, Miranda Pearson, Peter Richardson, Doug Burnet Smith, and Jan Zwicky; fiction by Christopher Gudgeon; and nonfiction by Madeline Sonik. Book reviews round out the issue.

The Spring 2014 issue features the annual Open Season Award Winners, plus John Reibetanz does Pompeii and Detroit, Amy Jones's Four Quartets of Loss, Deanna Young's Short-Haul Domestic Flight, and A. F. Moritz in a World More World. Also in this issue is new poetry by John Dolan, Evan Jones, Michael Prior, and Christine Walde; first-time publication by K'ari Fisher; and reviews of new books by Maleea Acker, Don Domanski, Catherine Greenwood, Andrew Steinmetz, and David Zeiroth.

The Winter 2013 issue features the winner of the 2013 Contance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize Liz Windhorst Harmer, plus poetry by Julie Berry, Amber Homeniuk, Phoebe Wang, Mary Cameron, Beth Goobie, Glenn Hayes, Claire Kelly, Michael Kenyon, Simone Littledale, Daphne Marlatt, Shane Neilson, Monty Reid, Peter Unwin, and Darryl Whetter; fiction by Kate Cayley, Judy LeBlanc, and Anne Marie Todkill; and reviews of books by John Reibetanz, Russell Thornton, Susan Musgrave, paulo da costa, Colette Maitland, and Travis V. Mason.


last updated 08/04/2014