From the Editor
Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, is a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Grain is published by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and appears in Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Grain is printed and bound in Canada by Friesens in Altona, Manitoba. Grain is a member of Magazines Canada and is indexed in the Humanities International Complete, which can be found in libraries across North America. Grain is distributed in Canada by Magazines Canada. Grain is grateful for assistance from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Lotteries, the Canada Council for the Arts, and our private donors.
Grain Magazine, published four times per year, is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. Before submitting your work to Grain, we recommend you read a recent issue of the magazine. The latest issue of Grain is available to order by clicking the current issue cover image on the left of this page. Please adhere to the following guidelines and do not submit more than twice in one reading period (third and subsequent submissions will neither be read nor returned). If you have work currently under consideration by Grain, please do not submit again until you have received a response to that submission. Grain has a nine-month reading period, September 1st to May 31st. Manuscripts postmarked between June 1 and August 31 will not be read nor returned. *** Writing submitted by email will not be read. *** Types of Work we Consider Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published on-line to be previously published). Simultaneous submissions will not be considered. Please only submit work in one genre at one time. Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of 12 pages. For fiction and nonfiction submissions, PLEASE PROVIDE A WORD COUNT. Fiction: 1 or 2 stories, to a maximum of 5000 words each (stories at the longer end of the word count must be of exceptional quality). Literary nonfiction: To a maximum of 5000 words. The key here is “literary”–imaginative, inventive, culturally/critically relevant (no academic papers or reportage)….Surprise us. Other writing: Queries for submissions of work in other forms, less easy to categorize forms, cross-genre work, are welcome. Visual work: Mainly by invitation, though queries are welcome.
Grain and the Short Grain Writing Contest have featured the work of such literary luminaries as Lorna Crozier, Xi Chua, Tim Lilburn, Guy Maddin, Patrick Lane, Miriam Toews, Zsuzsi Gartner, and Eleanor Wachtel. You could join them in the pages of Grain. Grain is the most exciting literary magazine on the Canadian and international scene…the one that everyone wants to be published in! This year’s contest judges, Ken Babstock and Kathleen Winter, are literary stars in their own right… with impeccable taste. Contest Guidelines $4,500 in prizes to be won! Each entrant receives a FREE subscription to Grain Magazine! DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2014 (POSTMARKED) Judges: POETRY: Ken Babstock, Author of Methodist Hatchet FICTION: Kathleen Winter, Author of Annabel Categories: Poetry: (to a max of 100 lines) Poetry of any style – including prose poetry – up to 100 lines. Fiction: (to a max of 2,500 words) Short fiction in any form – including postcard fiction – to a maximum of 2500 words. Prizes: 3 prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st = $1,000 2nd = $750 3rd = $500
Editors Name Rilla Friesen
Print publication? Yes
Approx. Response Time? 3 mos
How often do you publish? Quarterly
Year Founded? 1973
Do you pay? Yes
Do you take online submissions? No
Mailing Address: Box 67 Saskatoon, SK S7K 3K1 Canada
Doug Jacquier says
From personal experience, has great difficulty paying writers outside of Canada.