Spadina Literary Review

Send poetry, short fiction, short memoirs, and graphics to the Spadina Literary Review as email attachments. Variant spellings are OK to some extent provided they are widely understood. The Spadina Literary Review is not in a position to pay contributors. We are just beginning to experiment to see if we can raise a few pennies from running ads. That's how matters stand right now. Do what suits your interests and/or your feelings with regard to any material you want to share. If you choose to appear in the Spadina Literary Review, you retain copyright for all subsequent use or purposes.

Any non-fiction or graphics that involve extensive work, be sure to query first.

You might also want to keep in mind that our readership is international.

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Our mailing address is 101-639 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 1Z4, Canada. Note that we will not return items sent by courier or post office mail.



We like poems that are comprehensible to most readers. We like to give each poem its own page, which also means the poem should be substantial enough to look good on a page. So nothing shorter than a sonnet, please. However, a sequence of shorties clearly linked by a common theme might work — a good example is Gregg Dotoli's "Animal haiku" in issue #21.

Short fiction

600-3,000 words.


An interesting, 100%-true episode from your life. 1,200-2,400 words. The emphasis is on episode, as distinct from a whole life story. If you are submitting in this category, please specify that the item is a "memoir".


A short essay on some specific topic you've given thought to. 1,200-2,000 words. An example is Daniel Hudon's "How to Look at the Moon" in Issue #22.


We have cover art and story illustrations. We're glad to look at whatever you want to show. Photographic art and comics too.