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EVENT is an award-winning, internationally recognized literary magazine in its 44th year of publication. We feature fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and book reviews. Ninety percent of our content is Canadian, but we welcome submissions from around the world. EVENT also runs an acclaimed Annual Non-Fiction Contest—the longest-running annual contest of its kind in Canada, having been established in 1987—featuring Canada’s top writers as its judges.

Founded: 1971
Location: New Westminster, BC
Format: Print; Digital
Issues/yr: 3
Issue Price:  $13 print; $7.95 digital
Subscription Price: $29.95 print; $18.85 digital
Circulation: 1100
2015 Best Canadian Essays
2015 Best Canadian Poetry
2013 Journey Prize Finalist
2012 Received two Western Magazine Awards for fiction
2011 Received two Western Magazine Awards for fiction
Genres Published: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: All Year
Response Time:
Payment: $25/page ($30 for a poet’s first page); Up to a max of $500, plus two contributor copies
Our publication acts as a stepping-stone for writers, many of whom go on to win literary prizes, receive artist grants, and get published elsewhere after having been first published in our pages. We have published many of Canada’s most distinguished writers both before and after they gained national or international recognition, and continue to support gifted new and emerging writers.