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The Prairie Journal Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

28 Crowfoot Terrace N.W.

P.O. Box 68073
Calgary, AB T3G 3N8



Editor: Anne Burke

Submitting Your Work to The Prairie Journal

Before submitting to The Prairie Journal

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with The Prairie Journal by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to The Prairie Journal or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the The Prairie Journal guidelines:

Since 1983 The Prairie Journal has been publishing quality poetry, short fiction, drama, literary criticism, reviews, bibliography, interviews, profiles and artwork. Our wants are few. We do not consider simultaneous submissions.
All submissions should be on 8.5 by 11 inch standard bond (recycled preferred) with paper clips. Please write your name and address on each sheet. Double space and retain a copy for your records. Never send originals through the mail and this includes artwork. After acceptance you may be asked for a disc. We still do the formatting. Although some authors like to run off copies with postage only for reply, we like an envelope with sufficient postage for return so we can offer editorial comments and suggestions. Most of the work we receive is publishable. The process is one of selection (based on space and sometimes theme) not rejection. No foreign postage or metered return mail. No U.S. cheques due to bank charges but a postal money order is fine. You can obtain Canadian stamps by mail. We will not be replying until we are preparing an issue (twice yearly) so please be patient.

Submission Guidelines Details for The Prairie Journal

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Anne Burke, editor

Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse

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