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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 Esi Edugyan Bill Gaston Zsuzsi Gartner Leona Gom Kenneth J. Harvey Elizabeth Harvor Robert Hilles Jack Hodgins Greg Hollingshead Isabel Huggan Mark Anthony Jarman Janice Kulyk Keefer Zoe Landale Patrick Lane Pat Lowther Annabel Lyon Alistair MacLeod Maureen McCarthy Don McKay George McWhirter Michael Mirolla Rita Moir Lisa Moore A.F. Moritz Susan Musgrave Pablo Neruda Alden Nowlan Cynthia Ozick Gordon Pinsent Andrew Pyper Nino Ricci Leon Rooke Jay Ruzesky Diane Schoemperlen Andreas Schroeder Carol Shields Heather Spears Timothy Taylor Madeline Thien Russell Thornton Bronwen Wallace Tom Wayman Sue Wheeler Howard White George Woodcock Patricia Young Terrence Young W.D. Valgardson
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 / $54.95
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, non-fiction, and book reviews, and it features emerging and established writers side-by-side in our pages.

Tips From the Editor

Fiction: We’re looking for compelling characters, plots that surprise us, narratives that move us, stories that have something new to say.

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.

Non-Fiction: We are 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
PO Box 2503
New Westminster
V3L 5B2
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Last updated: Mar 13, 2023