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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Alberto Manguel, Sheila Heti, Evelyn Lau, David Albahari, Connie Kuhns, Daniel Francis, Lynn Coady, Stephen Henighan, the other Norman Mailer.
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
May 1 to Aug 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$34.95 for 4 issues, $54.95 for 8 issues, $77.95 for 12 Issues
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Geist is a magazine of ideas and culture with a strong literary focus and a sense of humour. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. Each issue represents a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, photography, comics, reviews, little-known facts of interest, cartography and the legendary Geist crossword puzzle.  

Tips From the Editor

Our mandate is to publish emerging and established writers and artists from across Canada, bringing them to a wide audience.

We encourage submissions from writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ writers, and writers from other intersectional and marginalized groups.

Before submitting work, read several issues of Geist, or dig into the archives at, to get a sense of the kind of the work we publish.

Geist is always seeking short (800-1200 words) non-fiction, typically personal narrative, for the Notes & Dispatches section. Dispatches are usually first-hand reports of apparently simple encounters—with people, places, objects—that capture the spirit of our time. 

Contact Information

Geist Magazine
210-111 West Hastings Street
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Last updated: May 12, 2023