As a nationally focused magazine whose exclusive focus is poetry and poetry-related reviews, interviews and articles, Arc occupies near-exclusive terrain: it has the longest uninterrupted publishing history of a poetry-only literary journal in the country, is the only one of its kind in Ontario, and maintains a commitment to extensive critical discussion of poetry as a form, of work by new poets and new work by established poets.
Brick is one of North America’s oldest and most respected literary magazines. Edited by three Michaels (Helm, Ondaatje and Redhill) and two Spaldings (Linda and Esta), Brick is published twice yearly out of Toronto, and has readers in every corner of the planet. Brick is known especially as a journal of literary non-fiction focusing on literature and the arts. We publish essays, interviews with writers, cultural commentaries, and belles lettres on everything from film to food. Brick prizes the personal voice, and celebrates opinion, passion, revelation, and the occasional bad joke. In 29 years of publishing, we have featured a great many of the world’s best-loved writers, including Alice Munro, Lawrence Weschler, Jeffrey Eugenides, Margaret Atwood, Robert Creeley, Jose Saramago, Jane Jacobs, Colm Toibin, Marilynne Robinson, Russell Banks, Anne Carson, and many, many others.
Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews (1977- ) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of Canadian poetry and related materials from all periods and regions in Canada. Edited by D.M.R. Bentley (Department of English, University of Western Ontario) and published twice yearly, it includes reviews of scholarly works and documents of scholarly importance (such as interviews with Canadian poets) as well as articles of varying lengths.
The Danforth Review publishes four issues of fiction annually and includes interviews and other features about Canadian literature with a focus on the small press scene.
Now in its third decade, Descant is a quarterly journal publishing new and established contemporary writers and visual artists from Canada and around the world.
Originally started by Toronto writer Emily Schultz to promote her novel of the same name, Joyland has blossomed into a truly remarkable literary playground. From Schultz’s novel, the site moved its focus to short fiction from Toronto, and then expanded operations to include franchises across North America.
LICHEN Arts & Letters Preview was launched on May 19, 1999 by four Durham Region writers, Lucy Brennan, Rabindranath Maharaj, Gwynn Scheltema, and Ruth E. Walker. Taking a cue from their publication’s botanical namesake, lichen, the founding editors of this non-profit venture were determined to publish the many creative artists whose diverse work springs from the bedrock of this community. In the pages of LICHEN, the work of local poets, writers, and visual artists appears alongside that of others from across Canada and beyond.
Every three months, Queen’s Quarterly, Canada’s oldest multidisciplinary journal, reviews and debates the important events that shape the cultural, political and intellectual life of the country.
Quill & Quire is the monthly magazine of the Canadian book trade. Its primary audience is publishers, booksellers, librarians, writers, students and educators, and other media in every province. With an average circulation of 5,000 copies per issue, Quill & Quire reaches an audience of over 25,000 readers. More than 6,000 copies of the magazine are sold on the newsstand each year.
Rampike magazine, in print since 1979, edited by Karl Jirgens, features post-modern art and writing from around the world with a strong focus on Canadian expression. The journal has received substantial support from the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council and has published interviews and works by internationally acclaimed figures including Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard, William Burroughs, Joseph Beuys, Grand Chief Matthew Coon-Come, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Martin Esslin, Tomson Highway, Linda Hutcheon, Thomas King, Al Purdy, Julia Kristeva, Robert Kroetsch, Eli Mandel, Louise Nevelson, Dennis Oppenheim, Al Purdy, Josef Skvorecky, Rosemary Sullivan, Phillipe Sollers, and David Foster Wallace, to name only a very few.
The Puritan describes itself as “an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews.” Specifically, its mission is to publish what it calls “pioneering” literature, though it seems to have a broad definition of what that term means. This is a good thing, since variety is the spice of lit.
Acclaimed as one of the finest journals focused on the humanities, the University of Toronto Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary articles and reviews of international repute. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities. UTQ accepts submissions in either English or French. Discover Canada’s Best Kept Literary Secret! – Letters in Canada Subscribers anticipate the ‘Letters in Canada’ issue, published each winter, which contains reviews of the previous year’s work in Canadian fiction, poetry, drama, translations and works in the humanities.