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[twocolumns class=”omega”]The Maynard is an online poetry magazine—with occasional forays into short fiction, essays, film, photography, and music—founded in 2008 by Nicholas Hauck.

The Maynard will continue to provide a space for emerging and experienced writers from Canada and around the world, striving to feature work that demolishes the boundaries of the written word and seeking fresh, exciting, inspiring work from all writers regardless of experience. Rather than restrictive trends, programs, or schema, each issue of The Maynard will contain pieces that the editors feel are in conversation via shared or disparate aesthetics, subjects, and styles. In other words The Maynard does not have themed issues.



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Founded: 2008
Location: Victoria, BC
Format: Online
Issues/yr: 2
Issue Price: $0.00
Website: www.themaynard.org


Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: The deadline for the April issue: January 31; The deadline for the October issue: July 31
Response Time: End of February; End of August
Payment: No


3-5 previously unpublished poems (no more than 10 pages total) to:


To submit cover art, send A high quality image in the format of your choice, along with your bio, to:
submission@themaynard.org with the subject heading “Cover Art.”


The Maynard was inspired by a community of undergraduate English majors and their teacher, Jami Macarty, while studying the New York School of poets—Ashbery, Guest, Koch, O’Hara, and Schuyler—at Simon Fraser University in the fall of 2006. At the conclusion of the course, questions about how to maintain their wild, wonderful, transformative community circulated.

Through the inquiry, Jami Macarty provided some kicks in the ass and impetus of dangling carrots to the group. Eventually Nick Hauck—with the help of Marc Serpa—actualized the idea, choosing the name, format, and editorial aesthetic of the magazine.