The Malahat Review publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers from Canada and abroad as well as reviews of the latest Canadian books.

The Malahat Review accepts electronic submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Postal (mailed) submissions are no longer accepted.


If you are submitting your work for consideration for "Indigenous Perspectives," please do not send it to The Malahat Review via Submittable. To learn how to submit for this issue, please the submission guideline for it: http://www.malahatreview.ca/announcements/indigenous_issue_call.html.


Submissions are read all year. To emphasize the contemporary nature of the writing it publishes, The Malahat Review seldom accepts work with more than one issue's delay in publication.


To display the submission guidelines for each genre listed below, please click on "Show Guidelines" to the right of each heading. Writers may submit work only once per calendar year in each genre that The Malahat Review publishes.


The best way to know what we are looking for is to order an issue for $14.95 in Canada (including shipping and postage), $16.95 for U.S. orders, and $17.95 for those from elsewhere. You can also subscribe for $35 a year if you live in Canada; $40 (U.S.), or $45 (elsewhere). Orders may be placed electronically at www.malahatreview.ca or mailed to: The Malahat Review, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Station CSC, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2.


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If you are submitting your poetry for consideration for "Indigenous Perspectives," please send your submission directly to ippoem@uvic.ca. Please do not submit it through Submittable. The submission guidelines for "Indigenous Perspectives" may be found athttp://www.malahatreview.ca/announcements/indigenous_issue_call.html.


Poetry submissions should consist of three to five poems (six pages of poetry maximum), on any subject and in any style. Manuscripts longer than 6 pages will not be read.

 
Please save your submission of poems in a single file that includes your cover letter (as the first page) in a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf file format. Insert "Poetry Submission" when prompted by Submittable for a title in the Title field and list the title of each submitted poem in the body of your cover letter.

All the poems must be typed and single-spaced, with each poem starting on a new page. All submissions must be paginated. 

The magazine often accepts several poems by the same author; therefore, please do not limit your submission to a single poem.

Please also include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.

Please also include a short biographical note either in the body of the letter or on a separate page.

Response times will vary from one to 6 months after the date of submission.

Poets may submit their work only once per calendar year.


Once a month, we send out an e-newsletter with exciting tidbits of information on writing contests, author interviews, upcoming issue launches, and more. If you'd like to receive this e-newsletter please subscribe with your e-mail address here: http://www.malahatreview.ca/issues/malahat_lite.html

If you are submitting your fiction for consideration for "Indigenous Perspectives," please send your submission directly to ipstory@uvic.ca. Please do not submit it through Submittable.  The submission guidelines for "Indigenous Perspectives" may be found at http://www.malahatreview.ca/announcements/indigenous_issue_call.html.


Submissions of short fiction may be up to 8,000 words in length. Unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished short fiction may be up to 8,000 words in length. Unless you are submitting flash fiction, no submission may consist of more than one story. Up to three flash fictions may be submitted in one submission, and they must be submitted in a single file. The maximum length for each flash fiction is 750 words.


Please save your short-fiction submission in a single file that includes your cover letter (as the first page) in a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf file format.

Short-fiction submissions must be typed, paginated, and double-spaced. Please specify the number of words in the story, or stories, submitted.

Please also include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.

Please also include a short biographical note either in the body of the letter or on a separate page.

Response times will vary from one to nine months after the date of submission.

Authors of fiction may submit their work only once per calendar year.

Once a month, we send out an e-newsletter with exciting tidbits of information on writing contests, author interviews, upcoming issue launches, and more. If you'd like to receive this e-newsletter please subscribe with your e-mail address here: http://www.malahatreview.ca/issues/malahat_lite.html



If you are submitting your creative nonfiction for consideration for "Indigenous Perspectives," please send your submission directly to ipnonfic@uvic.ca. Please do not submit it through Submittable. The submission guidelines for "Indigenous Perspectives" may be found at http://www.malahatreview.ca/announcements/indigenous_issue_call.html.

Creative Nonfiction is literary writing based in fact. No restrictions as to subject matter or approach apply.  It can include, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. 

Submissions of creative nonfiction may be up to 4,500 words in length. Unless the stories are very short (i.e., less than 1,000 words each), no submission may consist of more than one story. 

Creative nonfiction submissions must be typed, paginated, and double-spaced. Your name and contact information should appear on each page.  Please specify the number of words in each story submitted on the first page and in your cover letter.

Please save your creative-nonfiction submission in a single file that includes your cover letter (as the first page) in a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf file format.

Please include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.

Please also include a short biographical note either in the body of the letter or on a separate page.

Response times will vary from one to nine months after the date of submission.

Authors of creative nonfiction may submit their work only once per calendar year.

Once a month, we send out an e-newsletter with exciting tidbits of information on writing contests, author interviews, upcoming issue launches, and more. If you'd like to receive this e-newsletter please subscribe with your e-mail address here: http://www.malahatreview.ca/issues/malahat_lite.html



To celebrate its first half-century and to launch itself into its second, The Malahat Review will publish a theme issue on Victoria writing past, present, and future in Autumn 2017.  

Since 1967, as an anchor of Victoria writing, The Malahat Review has had the good fortune to launch and sustain the reputations of many Victoria poets by publishing their work at all stages of their careers. Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE aims to honour this beautiful “long-term” relationship. 

Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE will feature poetry that exemplifies “Victoria-ness,” however that may be construed—as something more subtle than high tea, flowering baskets, and rain.


What are we looking for?

Victoria PAST

The Malahat Review wishes to celebrate Victoria’s writing roots by publishing previously unpublished poems by local writers who are no longer with us. We welcome suggestions as to who we should consider and also urge the literary executors of our deceased writers to contact us.

Victoria PRESENT

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based writers to submit previously unpublished poems. Writers of Victoria’s “present” are those who have made or are making a place for themselves in Victoria’s literary community, whether it is through a second book or a tenth.

Victoria FUTURE

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based poets who are at the beginning of their literary careers to submit  their work. They need not be “young” in years—the Malahat is not ageist—but should be making their first forays into print. A Victoria “futurist” may have published one book or no book at all.

Who is a Victoria writer?

A Victoria writer must live within the boundaries of the Capital Regional District. The Malahat Review recognizes that there is a worldwide diaspora of Victoria writers. 

However, The Malahat Review will only consider those writers who currently live in the greater Victoria region.  They must be Canadians or Canadian residents. Brief biographical notes must be included in all cover letters.  

Poets of Victoria PAST must have lived in the CRD during a significant period of their writing lives.


How and what to submit

Poetry submissions may consist of three to five poems (six pages of poetry maximum), on any subject and in any style.

Poetry submissions must be single-spaced, paginated, and saved in a single file; please do not submit each poem in your submission in a separate file. 

Please include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2017


To celebrate its first half-century and to launch itself into its second, The Malahat Review will publish a theme issue on Victoria writing past, present, and future in Autumn 2017.  

Since 1967, as an anchor of Victoria writing, The Malahat Review has had the good fortune to launch and sustain the reputations of many Victoria short-fiction authors by publishing their work at all stages of their careers. Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE aims to honour this beautiful “long-term” relationship. 

Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE will feature short fiction that exemplifies “Victoria-ness,” however that may be construed—as something more subtle than high tea, flowering baskets, and rain.


What are we looking for?

Victoria PAST

The Malahat Review wishes to celebrate Victoria’s writing roots by publishing previously unpublished short fiction by local writers who are no longer with us. We welcome suggestions as to who we should consider and also urge the literary executors of our deceased writers to contact us.

Victoria PRESENT

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based writers to submit previously unpublished short fiction. Writers of Victoria’s “present” are those who have made or are making a place for themselves in Victoria’s literary community, whether it is through a second book or a tenth.

Victoria FUTURE

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based writers who are at the beginning of their literary careers to submit their previously unpublished short fiction. They need not be “young” in years—the Malahat is not ageist—but should be making their first forays into print. A Victoria “futurist” may have published one book or no book at all.


Who is a Victoria writer?

A Victoria writer must live within the boundaries of the Capital Regional District. The Malahat Review recognizes that there is a worldwide diaspora of Victoria writers. 

However, The Malahat Review will only consider those writers who currently live in the greater Victoria region. They must be Canadians or Canadian residents. Brief biographical notes must be included in all cover letters.  

Short fiction authors of Victoria PAST must have lived in the CRD during a significant period of their writing lives.


What and how to submit

Submissions of short fiction may be up to 6,000 words in length, on any subject or any style. Unless the stories are very short (i.e., less than 1000 words long each), no submission may consist of more than one story.  

Short fiction submissions must be double-spaced and paginated.

Please include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2017


To celebrate its first half-century and to launch itself into its second, The Malahat Review will publish a theme issue on Victoria writing past, present, and future in Autumn 2017.  

Since 1967, as an anchor of Victoria writing, The Malahat Review has had the good fortune to launch and sustain the reputations of many Victoria creative nonfiction authors by publishing their work at all stages of their careers. Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE aims to honour this beautiful “long-term” relationship. 

Victoria PAST, Victoria PRESENT, Victoria FUTURE will feature creative nonfiction that exemplifies “Victoria-ness,” however that may be construed—as something more subtle than high tea, flowering baskets, and rain.


What are we looking for?

Victoria PAST

The Malahat Review wishes to celebrate Victoria’s writing roots by publishing previously unpublished creative nonfiction by local writers who are no longer with us. We welcome suggestions as to who we should consider and also urge the literary executors of our deceased writers to contact us.

Victoria PRESENT

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based writers to submit previously unpublished creative nonfiction. Writers of Victoria’s “present” are those who have made or are making a place for themselves in Victoria’s literary community, whether it is through a second book or a tenth.

Victoria FUTURE

The Malahat Review invites Victoria-based writers who are at the beginning of their literary careers to submit their previously unpublished creative nonfiction. They need not be “young” in years—the Malahat is not ageist—but should be making their first forays into print. A Victoria “futurist” may have published one book or no book at all.


Who is a Victoria writer?

A Victoria writer must live within the boundaries of the Capital Regional District. The Malahat Review recognizes that there is a worldwide diaspora of Victoria writers. 

However, The Malahat Review will only consider those writers who currently live in the greater Victoria region. They must be Canadians or Canadian residents. Brief biographical notes must be included in all cover letters.  

Creative nonfiction authors of Victoria PAST must have lived in the CRD during a significant period of their writing lives.


How and what to submit

Submissions of creative nonfiction may range from 1,000 to 6,000 words in length on any subject or in any style.

Creative nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and paginated.

Please include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2017