On Spec


  • On Spec Winter 2014-2015
  • OnSpec Fall 2014

The mandate of On Spec and its publisher, the Copper Pig Writers’ Society, has always been to showcase the best in Speculative Literature and Poetry written primarily by Canadians. They look for strong character-driven stories that transcend the standard tropes of the genre, and keep the reader engaged, long after the story has ended.

Founded: 1977
Location: Toronto, ON
Format: Print
Issues/yr: 2
Issue Price:
Subscription Price:
$41.00 (for 4 issues)
Brick does not accept emailed submissions. Please send your non-fiction manuscript by mail to the following address:

Liz Johnston, Managing Editor
Nadia Szilvassy, Publisher

P.O. Box 609, Stn P
Toronto, ON M5S 2Y4

Repeated winner of the Aurora Award for Best Related Work in English.
Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Subgenres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Magic Realism, Any literature of the Fantastic
Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: Varies (see website)
Response Time: 3 – 6 months
Payment: Sliding Scale
Digital versions of On Spec are also available through links to the distributors on the website.