The Malahat Review Calls For Submissions For Their Forthcoming Indigenous Perspectives Issue

The Malahat Review, one of Canada’s top literary journals, is looking for First Nations, Metís, Inuit, or indigenous-with-close-ties-to-Canada-but-not-currently-residing-in-Canada writers to submit prose and poetry for their forthcoming “Indigenous Perspectives” issue before the August 15 deadline.

The Indigenous issue will be edited by three young First Nations’ authors, Philip Kevin Paul (Poetry), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Creative Non-Fiction), and Richard Van Camp (Fiction). The issue, to be released in January 2017, will “celebrate the aesthetics, concerns, contributions, and achievements of Indigenous authors living in or from ‘Canada,’ recognizing their crucial role in providing a truly complete picture of what it is like to be alive in North America in the past, future, and especially today.”

All submitted work must be previously unpublished work from indigenous writers within Canada or from those with close relationships with indigenous communities in Canada. The Malahat Review recommends those in the latter category query their submissions. Accepted submissions receive an “honorarium of $60 per printed page.” The deadline for submitting work is August 15, 2016. 

Full submission guidelines are posted on The Malahat Review as well as an interview with Richard Van Camp. Interviews with Simpson and Paul are forthcoming.