POEMS, REVIEWS, ESSAYS:
Arc accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, on any subject, in any form. Arc is not accepting unsolicited poetry submissions at this time. Submissions will reopen on June 1st.
Please note: This submission platform does not accept poems in batches. Each poem must be submitted separately with the poet's biography. Please DO NOT submit several poems grouped in a single document. To save retyping the same bio and cover notes for each poem, we recommend you create them in an offline text document, and paste them in when called for by the uploader. Your individually submitted poems will be treated as a grouped manuscript once they have been submitted.
Submissions must not exceed 3 poems, and will be accepted only once per poet per calendar year. Poetry must be typed and single spaced (double spaces will be interpreted as blank lines). Include your name and address on each page of your submission.
Arc publishes reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Please query first as Arc seldom considers unsolicited prose manuscripts; 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 fiction or drama.
Arc publishes a limited amount of artwork in black and white and in colour by a single artist or photographer in each issue, including on the front and back covers, and on up to eight inside pages. Please see www.arcpoetry.ca for artwork submission guidelines.
Arc tries 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 this editorial cycle.
Arc’s Writers’ Fees are as follows:
$50 per page for poetry or prose published in the magazine.
$50 per webpage for online reprints on the website.
$50 per column for How Poems Work (see guidelines for How Poems Work).
If you subscribe to Canadian literary magazines, you'll doubtlessly have seen Prairie Fire's Spring issue, "Work Matters". Discussions about livelihood and labour and all of the things poets do to keep finding time to write are discussions that Arc wants to keep going. We're thinking about the variations that "labour" might manifest in caregiving, activism, volunteering, and other traditional and non-traditional forms, as well as the ways work and poetry intersect with other aspects of identity. Send us your poems on labour and livelihood however they appear in your life.
Submissions for this special themed issue will close May 31. See below for Arc's submission guidelines.
• Arc accepts unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems. The deadline for submissions to the 2019 Annual themed issue is June 1st, 2019.
• Submissions must not exceed three poems.
• Our submission manager only accepts one file at a time. In order to submit the files separately you must go through the submission process for each piece you wish to submit. This allows you to provide each submission with the title of your poem and it allows us to group the submissions more easily.
• Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if a submission is accepted elsewhere.