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.