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About

In Ancient Rome, an Augur was a religious official who looked for the will of the gods in the flight patterns of birds, and made predictions based on the stories they read there. In contemporary Toronto, Augur is a literary magazine that believes we can better engage with our pasts, presents, and futures through stories that explore what-ifs and could-bes. We are excited by writing that is difficult to classify—whether specifically speculative, substantially surreal, or slightly strange. We’re interested in realist pieces that verge on the dreamlike or surreal; speculative stories that are almost realist; and, on top of that, any form of literary fantasy/science fiction/speculative fiction. Augur makes room for writing from uncommon perspectives, and brings together the often disparate realms of literary and genre fiction. Our goal is to publish at least 80% Canadian and Indigenous content, offering new opportunities to the rich communities of speculative fiction writers in the North. And, more importantly, we’re committed to featuring intersectional narratives as represented by characters, storytelling, and, in particular, author representation. We want the kind of liminal that pulls voices together, and honours difference as an integral part of our literary canon.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2017

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Canadians, All ethnic groups/populations, Indigenous Peoples.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Pitch first

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewNo specific word count limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Art Media:
Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeUp to 5 pages; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 09 Mar 2020
Last Checked: 11 Mar 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 Sep 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 17 Apr 2017

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