Arc Poetry Magazine’s Spoken Word Issue

Arc’s new special issue features work from spoken word artists and critical essays on the craft of spoken word.
Curated by Tanya Evanson—Montreal-based poet, performer, and director of the Spoken Word program at The…

Arc 77 – Canada’s Simple Alternatives Poetry Magazine

 Kevin Shaw’s “Turing’s Time Machine” takes 1st prize in the Poem Of The Year contest.
Amber Homeniuk earned the Readers’ Choice with her poem “by the time he hit the floor,” and Sneha Madhavan-Reese’s…

Arc 76: Canada’s Squirming Creature Poetry Magazine

In this issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, a year of Sylvia Legris’ mentorships as Arc’s Poet-In-Residence comes to an end.

With new work from Legris and four exceptional poets fostered by Legris’ mentorship, the Po…

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Chapbook Reviews

Arc Poetry Magazine will soon introduce a short section of chapbook reviews. Scheduled to begin this summer, the reviews will focus on recent Canadian work. They may be detailed discussions of a single chapbook or may be omnibus reviews.  They may consider the work of a particular publisher or may take a thematic approach.  We expect them to be different each time, and have arranged for a different reviewer for each issue.  The first two will be Pearl Pirie and Matt Rader. Please send us review copies of your chapbooks to be considered for [...]
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Poem of the Year Contest

Extended Deadline: February 15, 2015! $5,000 could be yours!   In Spring 2015, Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year…and we’ll be accepting email submissions!   Deadline: February 1, 2015 February 15, 2015
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Arc hits 4000 submissions per year

And that’s a lot. We’re thrilled to be such a popular choice for new poets looking to have their work published. That support is a huge part of why we are here.
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Poem of the Year Contest

Who will write the Poem of 2014?   In 2014, Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year!   Deadline: February 14, 2014
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Submission Guide

For over 30 years, Arc has been publishing the best in contemporary poetry. Arc invites submissions from emerging and established poets.   General Notes: Arc accepts unsolicited poetry manuscripts each year from September 1 to May 31. Arc no longer accepts paper submissions. Arc now accepts submissions using the online submission manager as seen below.   Poems, Reviews, Essays: Arc accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, on any subject, in any form, from September through May. Manuscripts must not exceed 5 pages total. Only one manuscript per poet will be accepted during each calendar year. Arc publishes reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry [...]
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Arc Poetry Annual 2013: The North

Submit Now! You only have until May 31st!   Arc Poetry Magazine is looking for submissions of poetry—or prose about poetry—that takes the North as its pole star. We are looking for writing from the North and/or about the North in its many guises. We don’t take the North as a given and encourage submissions that engage with and challenge ideas and histories of the North. We encourage submissions of diverse Northern voices, poetry styles, and languages (submissions in English, French, Inuit languages, Dené, and Cree are welcome; however, submissions in languages other than English [...]

Poem of the Year Contest

Who will write the Poem of 2013?   In 2013, Arc will be awarding one $5,000 grand prize to the Poem of the Year!   Deadline: February 1, 2013

Submission Guide for Artwork

We are open to themed series of artworks from Canadian artists, as well as broader selections from an artist’s corpus. Please submit a selection of at least ten images for us to consider, and no more than twenty. We will choose up to ten pieces for publication, including two for use on front and back covers. Most often, only one artist is featured in each issue. (Please be sure your submission does not exceed the total memory size specified!).
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