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Send poetry, short fiction, short memoirs, and art to the Spadina Literary Review as email attachments. Variant spellings are OK to some extent provided they are widely understood. Kindly indicate if your submission is a simultaneous submission.

The Spadina Literary Review is not in a position to pay contributors. However, we do hope to award some year-end prizes thanks to an arrangement with our hosting provider Ethical Host. (Details below.) Anyway, it's a start. Do what suits your interests and/or your feelings with regard to any material you want to share with readers.

If you choose to appear in the Spadina Literary Review, you retain copyright for all subsequent use or purposes. You might also want to keep in mind that our readership is international.

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 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 plainly indicate that the item is "Memoir".


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.


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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