Grain Literary Magazine submission guidelines and market information

Grain Literary Magazine



Grain Literary Magazine Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Submissions may be made through the mail or online at

Grain Magazine
PO Box 3986
Regina, SK, S4P 3R9

Fiction and Nonfiction Editor: Lisa Bird-Wilson

Poetry Editor: Alasdair Rees

Submitting Your Work to Grain Literary Magazine

Before submitting to Grain Literary Magazine

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 confirming 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 Grain Literary Magazine by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Grain Literary Magazine 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 Grain Literary Magazine guidelines:

Published four times per year, Grain Magazine is an internationally acclaimed literary journal that publishes engaging, surprising, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists.

Grain has an eight-month submissions period which runs from September 15th to May 15th. Manuscripts received outside of this window will be automatically rejected. 

Send typed, unpublished material only (we consider work published online to be previously published). If work is submitted simultaneously, please let us know as soon as possible if it is accepted elsewhere. Please only submit work in one genre at one time.

Poetry: Individual poems, sequences, or suites up to a maximum of six pages.

Fiction: To a maximum of 3,500 words.

Literary Nonfiction: To a maximum of 3,500 words.

For fiction and nonfiction submissions, PLEASE PROVIDE A WORD COUNT.

Other writing: Queries for submissions of work in other forms (i.e. short plays, comics, etc.) are welcome. You may submit such queries through Submittable or by mail.

Submission Guidelines Details for Grain Literary Magazine

Market Type: Magazine


Accepts: Avant-garde, Free Verse, Literary Nonfiction

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Updated November 10, 2020