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Fiction; Non-fiction.

Sub-genres: Zine Reviews; Book Reviews; Features; Columns; Excerpts; Folio; Illustrations.


[twocolumns class=”omega”]Since 1995, Broken Penicl has been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creative action. Published four times a year, each issue of Broken Pencil features reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts. From the hilarious to the perverse, Broken Pencil challenges conformity and demands attention.



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Founded: 1995
Location: Toronto, ON
Format: Print; Online; E-publication.
Issues/yr: 4
Issue Price:
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Website: brokenpencil.com


2012 Best Canadian Essay of the Year chosen by Tightrope Books.
2008 National Magazine Award for “Independent Culture in the Google Era” (nomination).


Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes 
Reading Period: September 15 – January 31
Payment: $100


Broken Pencil accepts zines, ezine urls, books, videos/films, music recordings and mail-art for review.

To submit you must mail your work to them at:

PO Box 203, Station P,
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2S7

or email your ezine url to editor
Alison Lang at editor@brokenpencil.com.

For fiction submissions, please submit online to fiction editor
Richard Rosenbaum at: brokenpencil.com/submissions