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The Malahat Review, established in 1967, is among Canada’s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary Canadian and international works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as reviews of recently published Canadian poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction.

Important: Submissions limited to one per calendar year. Canadians may submit any time. International submissions are accepted only during certain months. Check their guidelines for details.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 1967

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 750 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Flash Fiction Flash Fiction750 - 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: CAD $70 per published page.

Submissions:

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


Nonfiction Open

No restrictions as to subject matter or approach apply. Creative Nonfiction is literary writing based in fact. It can include, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay Essay1,000 - 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,000 - 5,000 words.
Styles:

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

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics, including: History (General, Biographies), Memoir, Society/Culture.

Payment:

Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: CAD $70 per published page.

Submissions:

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


Poetry Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) (Provides free copy/copies) Professional payment. Provides free copy/copies. Details: CAD $70 per published page.

Submissions:

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


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Malahat Review 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 158 reports from 148 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported4 min | 96.0 mean avg | 96.0 median | 262 max days (32.8 std dev)
Responses94.31 %
Acceptances3.80 % of submissions accepted (63.2 avg. days per acceptance) | 4.05 % 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.
Rejections90.51 % (99.2 avg. days per rejection) | 5.6 % personal, 70.6 % form, 23.8 % unspecified
Non-Responses5.69 %
Lost/Returned0.63 % (32.0 avg. days before reporting submissions as lost or returned)
Never Responded-
Withdrawals5.06 % (70.9 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending64 responses are pending (2 min | 49.9 mean avg | 39.0 median | 251 max days waiting | 46.1 std dev) from 62 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 270 days.
Submissions are acknowledged within 2 days on average.
Most recent response reported was received on 29 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 26 Mar 2024.

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The Malahat Review Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Malahat Review Far Horizons Award for Poetry Charges fees for all submissions
The Malahat Review Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction Charges fees for all submissions
The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Malahat Review Novella Prize Charges fees for all submissions
The Malahat Review Open Season Awards Charges fees for all submissions
WordsThaw Prize DNQ

Dates

Last Updated: 09 May 2024
Last Audited: 07 Mar 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 30 Sep 2005

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