The Malahat Review

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The Malahat Review is dedicated to excellence in writing. Its aim is to discover the most promising of the new writers and publish their work alongside the best established writers, to present work accurately and attractively to readers, and to increase awareness of Canadian writing in general through perceptive critical comment.

The Malahat Review was established in 1967 by University of Victoria English professors Robin Skelton and John Peter. Thereafter, editors have included Constance Rooke, Derk Wynand, and Marlene Cookshaw. John Barton is the current editor (as of January, 2004).

Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Location: Victoria, BC
Format: Print
Issues/yr: 4
Issue Price: $14.95
Subscription Price: $35.00/4; $60.00/8
Malahat accepts submissions through Submittable

Mailing Address

The Malahat Review
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2

Telephone: 250-721-8524
Fax: 250-472-5051


Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
Far Horizons Awards (Fiction; Poetry)
Novella Prize / Long Poem Prize
Open Season Awards

See contest page

Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: No
Electronic Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: All year
Response Time: 1 – 6 months for poetry; 9 months for fiction and creative non-fiction
Payment: $50 CAD per published page
The vision for the journal is determined by the Editor, while submissions are selected by the Editor and the Editorial Board. An advisory board, composed of members drawn from the Victoria writing and academic communities, supports and oversees the magazine in the fulfillment of its editorial mandate.

Malahat originally bore the subtitle “An International Magazine of Life and Letters,” reflecting the founding editors’ background in European literature and connections in the international literary community. Under succeeding editors and in step with the growing of a truly national literature, the journal became more strongly Canadian, with a focus on Canadian and international poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction rather than belles lettres and critical work.