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The Spadina Literary Review is not in a position to pay contributors, who are always advised to consult their own interests and/or feelings with regard to any material they wished to share with readers. However, it happens that in 2020 we were able to award a handful of modest year-end prizes: the 2020 SLR Award winners were Katie Chicquette Adams, Aliya Haer, Abe Margel, and Alex Pugsley. There is no expectation that we will have awards in 2021.

Anyone who chooses to appear in the Spadina Literary Review retains copyright over their material for all subsequent use or purposes.

Our email address is spadlit@gmail.com.

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


Poetry:

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:

700-3,000 words.

Memoir:

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 plainly indicate that the item is "Memoir".

Pensées:

A short essay on some 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.

Art:

We have cover art and illustrations. We're glad to look at whatever you want to show. Photos too. Comics too.

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