CNQ considers a wide variety of non-fiction (literary and cultural criticism, essays, memoir, humour) written either from a Canadian perspective, or about Canadian subjects, for publication. Submissions should be appropriate to the magazine’s style. To get a sense of this, subscribe or order back issues.
Please include with your pitch or submission a brief biography and attach or link to other relevant work. CNQ aims for diversity in the voices it publishes, so if you are a member of what you believe is an underrepresented cohort, feel free to identify yourself as such (though identification is no guarantee of publication).
Payment is 10 cents a word to a maximum of $200, plus a one-year subscription to the magazine.
We currently do not accept unsolicited submissions of fiction or poetry, or work previously published elsewhere.
Queries and submissions can be sent directly to the editor or the publisher.