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Submission Guide


Due to Arc’s recent malware issues, the deadline for general submissions has been extended till June 8th, 2016.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

  • Arc’s 2016 annual themed issue is “Art In The End Times”
  • Arc will be accept­ing unso­licited poetry sub­mis­sions until June 1, 2016.
  • For fea­tures, essays or reviews, query first please.

 

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 sub­mis­sions 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.

Poetry Submissions

  • Arc accepts unso­licited sub­mis­sions of pre­vi­ously unpub­lished poems, on any sub­ject, in any form, from Sep­tem­ber through May.
  • Poets may only sub­mit once each cal­en­dar year.
  • Poetry sub­mis­sions must not exceed 3 poems total.
  • Sub­mis­sions must be typed and sin­gle spaced (dou­ble spaces will be inter­preted as blank lines). Include your name, email address, and mail­ing address on each page.
  • Sub­mit each poem in a sep­a­rate doc­u­ment along with the poet’s biog­ra­phy. Your sub­mis­sion will be grouped together in our sub­mis­sion plat­form.
  • Bio­graph­i­cal state­ments should be two to three sen­tences or approx­i­mately 50 words.
  • Arc will respond to unso­licited sub­mis­sions of poetry, art­work, and arti­cle queries within four to six months. Arc can’t promise to respond to inquiries regard­ing the sta­tus of sub­mis­sions before the com­ple­tion of an edi­to­r­ial cycle.
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You will be paid at the rate of $40 per page upon pub­li­ca­tion and will also receive one free copy of the issue in which your work appears. With this accep­tance, Arc secures First Cana­dian Rights. You may sub­se­quently repub­lish the above in any man­ner you choose with­out secur­ing per­mis­sion from Arc. We would, how­ever, appre­ci­ate a pub­lished acknowl­edg­ment.

Prose Submissions

  • Arc pub­lishes reviews, inter­views, and arti­cles on poetry and poetry-related sub­jects. Please query first to managingeditor@arcpoetry.ca, Sub­mit pitches or ideas, includ­ing a brief descrip­tion and an esti­mate of antic­i­pated length, along with sam­ples of pre­vi­ously pub­lished work.
  • Arc does not pub­lish short sto­ries or drama.

 

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Artwork Submissions

Arc’s visual art is selected by an Edi­to­r­ial Board com­mit­tee.

Cana­dian artists are encour­aged to bring their work to our board’s atten­tion by email­ing a URL to Kevin Matthews, the Art Edi­tor. Arc gen­er­ally does not accept or reject indi­vid­ual works, but chooses artists to work with, then asks for a range of works from which up to ten pieces are selected for pub­li­ca­tion, includ­ing two for use on the front and back cov­ers. Most often, only one artist is fea­tured per issue.

All art­work accepted for pub­li­ca­tion in Arc may appear in the mag­a­zine up to 12 months after selec­tion (we will notify you if plans change). Upon accep­tance, Arc will then ask for selected images at a res­o­lu­tion of at least 300 dpi.

Selected art­work for use on the cover may be cropped to fit the lay­out of the mag­a­zine and pref­er­ence in choice of image and crop­ping will be given to the aes­thet­ics of the mag­a­zine. In cer­tain cases and in con­sul­ta­tion with the artist a detail of the cho­sen art­work may be used rather than the inte­gral piece.

You will be paid at the rate of $40 per page upon pub­li­ca­tion ($100 for art fea­tured on the front cover) and will also receive two free copies of the issue in which your work appears. With this accep­tance, Arc secures First Cana­dian Rights. You may sub­se­quently repub­lish the above in any man­ner you choose with­out secur­ing per­mis­sion from Arc. We would, how­ever, appre­ci­ate a pub­lished acknowl­edg­ment.

Thanks so much for the oppor­tu­nity to incor­po­rate your work into Arc.