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. 


The call for submissions to Victoria Past, Victoria Present, Victoria Future, The Malahat Review's fiftieth-anniversary issue celebrating writers from B.C.'s capital, is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.


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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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.


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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



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