The Antigonish Review


Founded in 1970, The Antigonish Review is the third longest-running creative-writing journal in the Maritimes and one of the oldest continuing literary magazines in Canada. The magazine publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

They consider stories, poetry, and essays from anywhere—original or in translation—but consider it their mandate to encourage and publish new and emerging Canadian writers with special consideration for those writers from the Atlantic region who might otherwise go unrecognized. By situating regional authors within the context of a national/international matrix, they give the other parts of Canada the opportunity to enjoy and learn from the insights and ethos of Atlantic Canada.

Founded: 1970
Location: Nova Scotia
Format: Print; E-publication
Issues/yr: 4
Issue Price:
Subscription Price:
Bonnie McIsaac,
P.O. Box 5000,
St. Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish, NS, Canada,
B2G 2L1
902-867-3962 (phone)
902-867-5563 (fax)

Canadian Magazine Publisher’s Assoc. award for best cover art in Canadian literary magazines.
Genres Published: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Creative nonfiction, Book Reviews, Interviews
Unsolicited Submissions: 
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Reading Period: All year
Response Time: 3-6 months
Payment: $10.00/page for poetry. All other submissions $50.00.

We have different subscription prices for different areas – $24.00 (Canada); $30.00 (US); $40.00 (international)


Hailed by Writers from Across Canada:

“… one of the most highly respected literary journals in this country and other countries.”
– Wayne Johnston, winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction

“… the best literary periodical to come out of the Maritimes.”
– Alistair MacLeod, winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

“The Antigonish Review is particularly open to work from emerging writers from across the country.”
– Stephanie Bolster, Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry

“… one of the best of Canada’s small literary magazines.”
– M. Travis Lane, winner of the Atlantic Poetry Prize


“… one of the region’s and, indeed, Canada’s, leading literary journals.”
– Douglas Lochhead, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

“… one of the pillars of Canadian writing for almost as long as I can remember.”
– Glen Sorestad, Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan