CANADIAN STORIES accepts stories, poems
and limericks about people, places and things in Canada,
past or present.
If you write limericks please remember to include a Canadian
place or involve a Canadian in the situation described.
We are pleased to include in each issue of CANADIAN STORIES
the contributions from many different writers with different
styles, skills and topics.
I conclude with a quote from Susanna (Voth) Wiebe:
"There are as
many different writers in this world as there are different
The content of CANADIAN STORIES is expected
to be mostly original and Canadian true stories, memoirs,
poems, limericks, songs, cartoons, line art, anecdotes,
folk stories, family legends, and travel experiences.
Also fiction is accepted if set in a Canadian context.
However fiction is not to be the major content of the
We expect first rights to publish but the ownership of
original material remains with the author. Small excerpts
may be used to advertise the magazine and/or serve as
examples on the internet. Submissions may vary in length,
but since readers say they read short stories first, the
chance of being published soon is better for shorter submissions.
Long chronicles may be serialized with the author's permission.
The publisher does not pay for submissions.
The editor may suggest changes, alterations and/or corrections
in the manuscript. Some stories are in need of shortening.
Major changes will not be made without the author's consent.
Editing is free of charge. All decisions remain with the
Some topics are not suitable for CANADIAN STORIES. For
example: no politics, no sexual topics, no sexism or sexual
discrimination, no violence, no aggressive behavior, hate
or exploitation, and finally no sermonizing about any
topic. World events if brought into a story are acceptable
but not global politics. Food recipes may be incorporated
into a story but are not suitable by themselves. Uncouth
language is not acceptable. If in doubt please send a
copy of the manuscript with a cover letter. All manuscripts
will be returned. Contributions from "young writers"
(10-19 years of age) are welcome. The preferred form of
submission is 1.5 spacing using a clear font suitable
for scanning; e.g. #12 Times New Roman. Short submissions
can also be sent by internet but attachments are not accepted
(because of bad experiences with virus infestation). However
other forms of communication will be considered (some
of the most interesting stories have arrived in personal
All writers are strongly encouraged to subscribe to CANADIAN
STORIES to see what other writers are writing and thinking.
An active Letters section is included in the magazine.
In addition, writers who subscribe receive a CHAT PAGE
newsletter free of charge filled with opinions and comments
only from CANADIAN STORIES writers.
Contributions from young writers
(10-19 years of age) are welcome. All Submission Guidelines
as stated above apply.
Ed Janzen, Editor
c/o CANADIAN STORIES, PO
BOX 232, Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W8 Canada
NOTE: Short text submissions
can be sent by email as part of the email message, but
attachments are not accepted. Other forms of communication
will be considered (some of the most interesting stories
have arrived in personal handwritten form!).
Send to: email@example.com