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Fiction; Poetry; Visual Art


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Existere exists as a venue for emerging and established talent from York University and around the world. We publish poetry, fiction, visual art, interviews, reviews, essays, photographs, art, and much more from established and emerging talents. We also debut new writers, poets, and artists.

Existere publishes biannually. Contributors come from as close as our University to as far away as the other side of the planet.



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Founded: 1978
Location: Toronto, ON
Format: Print
Issues/yr: 2
Issue Price: $8.50
Subscription Price: $7.00/issue
Website: www.yorku.ca/existere


Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Electronic Submissions: Yes
Response Time: 3 months
Payment: Yes
Guidelines: www.yorku.ca/existere/submissions


All submissions must be sent digitally to:


Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature
Vanier College 101E
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
M3J 1P3


How do you pronounce Existere? It depends who you ask. Our name comes from Latin and means “to stand out” or “to stand apart.” Therefore is should be pronounced ex-iss-TAIR-AY. However, being that Latin is not in as common usage as it once was, many refer to our name as EX-ISS-STAIR. Either is fine. We’re just happy to have you pick up a copy and enjoy our contributors.