Scarborough Fair

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  • Scarborough Fair Magazine 2014 Cover

Scarborough Fair strives to print the best in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, photography and visual art from Toronto’s burgeoning creative community. Located at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus, the student-run magazine publishes annually.

The Creative Writing department at UTSC has exploded in recent years, and Scarborough Fair is committed to providing aspiring writers, poets and artists with a platform to share their work. As UTSC’s creative community has expanded, Scarborough Fair has expanded with it, now publishing the work of Canadian artists online in addition to the print magazine.

Founded: 1982
Location: University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail,  Toronto, ON M1C 1A4
Format: Print; Online; E-Publication
Issues/yr: 1
Issue Price: $0.00
Circulation: 1000-1300 (approx.)
John Dias, Editor-in-Chief
Natasha Ramoutar, Director of Development


Creative Writing Contest (Deadline October 31st 2015)
Flash fiction, short stories, and poetry.

Full Contest Details:

Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Visual Art
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submission: Yes
Reading Period: Oct. 31 2015 deadline for the Creative Writing Contest; December 31st  deadline for the magazine submissions.
Response Time: 2 weeks
Although Scarborough Fair has primarily focused on publishing the work of U of T students, the literary anthology is rapidly expanding. As of this year, Scarborough Fair is publishing work by authors from all over Canada and the United States.

Scarborough Fair has had two Governor General Award winning writers in residence (Nino Ricci and Miriam Toews) in the last two years.

Our faculty adviser is Andrew Westoll, award-winning author of the national bestseller Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary.