We would like to invite you to pitch story ideas for upcoming print issues of Canadian Art, as well as for online. You will find descriptions of the print issue themes below, as well as pitching and writing deadlines.
Successful pitches will adhere closely to our editorial submission guidelines. Please include the suggested length of your story. Our fee scale for print is as follows. A 300-word review pays $225 and a 500-word review pays $375. Front-of-book texts “Keynote” and “Fiction/Poetry” pay $375. “Legacy” (800–1,000 words) pays $600. Two-page essays from 1,000 to 1,200 words pay $750; four-page essays from 1,500 to 2,000 words pay $1,200; investigative features of between 2,500 and 3,500 words pay between $1,875 and $2,500. For digital, we pay a flat rate of $300 per story, a negotiable rate depending on the scope of research or work. Payment is delivered at time of publication.
We encourage you to pitch ideas for more than one issue. All pitches should be sent to email@example.com, where they will be vetted by the editorial team. Only writers whose pitches are accepted for publication will be contacted by reply email.
Thank you for your time,
The Canadian Art editorial team
Upcoming issue themes and deadlines:
SUMMER 2018: Translation (on newsstands June 15 to Sept 15)
In a time in which we are becoming more and more isolated and factional, translation—ideally the act of communicating across a variety of barriers while respecting differences that might never be bridged—is becoming more and more vital. This issue seeks to present the power, difficulties and relevance of a variety of acts of translation, whether they happen across language, media, borders and more. The issue will be multi-voiced and polyphonic, presenting a variety of texts and images that are translated in a variety of exciting and dynamic ways.
Pitch deadline: January 1, 2018
Writing deadline: March 1, 2018
FALL 2018: Climates (on newsstands Sept 15 to Dec 15)
“The environment,” in broadest terms, has been a time-honoured subject of art in all its traditions and cultural groundings. Now, the environment, which we are a part of and understand as sustaining us, is under threat. This issue will deal with the concept of climates, specifically tackling ideas such as climate change, but also looking at how weather continues to affect contemporary cultural practices, and at how looser interpretations of this theme—the elements, notions of season and flux, the problematics of the aesthetics of sublimity—affect artists, artist communities and artworks.
Pitch deadline: April 1, 2018
Writing deadline: June 1, 2018