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Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, publishes engaging, diverse, and challenging writing and art by some of the best Canadian and international writers and artists. Every issue features superb new writing from both developing and established writers. Each issue also highlights the unique artwork of a different visual artist. Grain has garnered national and international recognition for its distinctive, cutting-edge content and design.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 1973

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 15 September 2024* (approx. 82 days from now) through 15 June 2025. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: CAD $50 per page, up to a max. of $250.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 15 September 2024* (approx. 82 days from now) through 15 June 2025. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 3,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,500 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary. Excluding: Academic.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: CAD $50 per page, up to a max. of $250.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 15 September 2024* (approx. 82 days from now) through 15 June 2025. 1

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Unknown number of pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: CAD $50 per page, up to a max. of $250.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Temp Closed

Query first.

Dates:

Will be open to submissions from 15 September 2024* (approx. 82 days from now) through 15 June 2025. 0

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Art Media:

Open to all/most Art Media.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment to Professional payment. Details: CAD $50 per page, up to a max. of $500.

Submissions:

Methods: Submittable submission manager. Postal.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Grain Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 116 reports from 104 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported7 min | 76.9 mean avg | 82.0 median | 220 max days (40.6 std dev)
Responses90.52 %
Acceptances2.59 % of submissions accepted (78.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.92 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections87.93 % (79.8 avg. days per rejection) | 2.9 % personal, 66.7 % form, 30.4 % unspecified
Non-Responses9.48 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals9.48 % (49.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending29 responses are pending (19 min | 46.4 mean avg | 49.0 median | 81 max days waiting | 22.4 std dev) from 29 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 180 days. (1.7 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 180 days.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 04 Jun 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 09 May 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 28 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 02 Aug 2005

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