Arc 74: It’s Awards Season!

Poem of the Year and Diana Brebner Prize winners. Look inside for Kristina Bresnen’s intricate crown of sonnets that pulled in the Poem of the Year’s $5000 1st prize!
Also featuring Matt Jones’ vivid war poem that…

Arc 73: Canada’s Up-and-At-You Poetry Magazine

Emerging talents, ones-to-watch, and debuts. You’ll find them all in Arc’s up-and-comers issue, now on newsstands.
In this latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, some of Canada’s most established poets—award-winners…

Arc Poetry Magazine launches ‘The North’

The North issue—the 72nd in Arc’s long history of publishing the best of Canadian poetry—focuses on writing coming out of Canada’s high latitudes.
Writers from Labrador, Yukon, Northern BC and other points north…

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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   Poems, Reviews, Essays: Arc accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, on any subject, in any form, from September through May.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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