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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
André Alexis, Anita Rau Badami, Sandra Birdsell, Stephanie Bolster, George Bowering, Marilyn Bowering, Di Brandt, Tim Bowling, Grant Buday, Charles Bukowski, Sharon Butala, George Elliott Clarke, Lorna Crozier, Don Dickinson
Digital, Print
Reading Periods: 
Aug 1 to Sep 30
Dec 1 to Jan 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$29.95 for 1 year, $54.95 for 2 years
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

For 52 years, EVENT has published the very best in contemporary new poetry and prose. It is one of Western Canada’s longest-running literary magazines and welcomes submissions written in English from around the world. Each issue of EVENT includes high-quality fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and book reviews, and it features emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

Tips From the Editor

In fiction, we’re looking for compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say.

In poetry, we love poems that are lyrical without being overwrought, and are profound without being pretentious. We look for honesty of emotion, and images that arrest us.

In nonfiction, we’re looking for real-life experiences told as riveting narratives with distinct voices. We publish essays that feel artful and true.

Contact Information

Krista Eide, Managing Editor
Event Magazine
P.O. Box 2503
New Westminster
V3L 5B2
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2024