Wascana Review 4

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About

Wascana Review, the University of Regina's literary journal, has been publishing poetry, short fiction, and literary criticism by writers from around the world since 1966. The journal, like the University of Regina, grew out of the sixties, and perhaps some of the playful iconoclasm of that period-along with the sense of possibility, even during dark times-still informs our editorial choices. We're always looking for well-crafted poetry and short fiction-work with attitude and craft, edge and elegance, work that makes the reader part of the creative process. We don't publish one-read poems or stories. We do publish both established and emerging writers. What all our writers have in common is their attention to craft and their ability to surprise.

Country of Publication

Canada

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

We're looking for all the various arcs of the short story, from the classic Aristotelian to the more free-floating episodic. But regardless of the shape, we're still looking for surprising insight into the human condition and craft that is always reaching beyond the obvious.

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words).
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No UnknownText format submissions
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Nonfiction Closed

In the past, Wascana Review largely published critical analyses of poetry and short fiction, and we will continue to do so. We are looking for essays that take a fresh approach. The editor is willing to help writers dealing with innovative ideas reach an audience. We do not publish personal essays that are memoirs or meditations.

Styles:
Academic, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionNo specific word count limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

We're looking for carefully-crafted poetry which indicates that the writer is well-versed in the resources of poetry in English. At the same time, we like to hear an individual voice. We don't publish poetry that's derivative or that only asks for a single reading.

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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 OK No UnknownText 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: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 31 Aug 2009

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