Fiction; Poetry; Non-fiction.

Sub-genres: Science Fiction; Fantasy; Horror; Magic Realism; Any literature of the Fantastic.[/twocolumns]

[twocolumns class=”omega”]The mandate of On Spec and its publisher, the Copper Pig Writers’ Society,. has always been to showcase the best in Speculative Literature and Poetry written primarily by Canadians. They look for strong character-driven stories that transcend the standard tropes of the genre, and keep the reader engaged, long after the story has ended.



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Founded: 1989
Location: Edmonton, AB
Format: Print; E-publication
Issues/yr: 4
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Website: onspecmag.wordpress.com


Repeated winner of the Aurora Award for Best Related Work in English.


Unsolicited Submissions: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes
Reading Period: Varies (see website)
Response Time: 3 – 6 months
Payment: Sliding Scale

Submissions are open at specific times of the year. Check the website www.onspec.ca, follow the I Read On Spec Facebook group or @OnSpecMagazine on Twitter.
Inquiries can be sent to onspec@onspec.ca


Digital versions of On Spec are also available through links to the distributors on the website.