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)
are as many different writers in this
world as there are different readers".
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 magazine.
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
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
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.
form of submission is 1.5 spacing using
a clear font suitable for scanning;
e.g. #12 Times New Roman.
All writers are strongly encouraged
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.
Ed Janzen, Editor
c/o CANADIAN STORIES, PO BOX 232, Fergus,
Ontario N1M 2W8 Canada
E-mail NOTE: Short submissions can be sent
by email but attachments are not accepted
(because of bad experiences with virus
infestation). Please type or cut and
paste the story into the body of the
email instead of attaching a file. Other
forms of communication will be considered
(some of the most interesting stories
have arrived in personal handwritten
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