43rd Annual National Magazine Awards

Resources for Canadian artists, writers and media workers during COVID-19 shutdowns

There is no doubt that the current global pandemic has taken a toll on the media and arts industry. If you’re a freelance writer or artist affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns, here are some resources that can help you during this difficult time.

A Guide to Canadian Literary Mags

This list, an A-to-Z guide to Canadian literary periodicals and their submissions guidelines, compiled by the National Media Awards Foundation, focuses on those magazines that currently publish short fiction, poetry and/or creative (aka literary) non-fiction. Many also accept submissions for essays, literary criticism, reviews, interviews, graphic narratives and visual art. And many have won National Magazine Awards.

A Guide to Writing Contests

Next up: The Malahat Review, Far Horizons Award for Poetry / Short Fiction
Prize money: $1000
Entries due every May 1, 2020

See our complete list of writing contests and upcoming deadlines.