ELQ Magazine (Exile: The Literary Quarterly) is now an 8×10 perfect bound 160 page magazine. We have received great feedback on our format change, and continue to receive national and international recognition for maintaining our decades long tradition of being a forum which presents a rich and varied selection of new and established authors and artists – over 1000 contributions found in our pages since 1972! We draw our material (literature, poetry, drama, work in translation, and the fine arts) from English and French Canada, as well as from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and all around the world. And, because Exile’s history of publishing is so uniquely appreciated by readers (many of whom are writers themselves) it now acts like an antenna, locating and attracting many diverse voices, searching out and encouraging the most distinctive new writing at home and abroad.
Publisher: Michael Callaghan. Editor-in-chief: Barry Callaghan.
Editorial Board: Diana Kuprel (fiction), Ray Ellenwood (translation), Richard Teleky (poetry)
Submissions Editors: Gabriela Campos and Nina Callaghan
Contributing Editors: Daniel David Moses, Gary Michael Dault, Leon Rooke, Joe Rosenblatt, Rosemary Sullivan, Jerry Tutunjian, Seán Virgo.
Main Offices: 144483 Southgate Road 14 – GD, Holstein, Ontario, N0G 2A0.
Submissions and correspondence: ELQ Magazine/Exile: the Literary Quarterly, 170 Wellington Street West, PO Box 308, Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0
Note from the Publisher:
In February through May, 2011, we will be undertaking three significant upgrades/modifications to the site: 1) a comprehensive Author Bio Page featuring a photo, the works published to date, email/website/blog links, audio and/or video links, and further author-related information; 2) a dynamic Dual Site that makes available through one site – http://www.TheExileWriters.com – Exile Quarterly history alongside Exile Editions’ 170+ authors and nearly 400 books printed to date, for your reference and/or purchase; 3) an Author’sBlog featuring a host author owriting and responding, as well as a bi-weekly Publisher’s Update Post on current and coming publishing. Many of these individual features will take the rest of the year to compile for public presentation, but by May the structure and many features will be available.
Throughout the process, our indexing of the Volumes printed to date will remain active, as will the schedules of Events and Promotions, Ordering an Individual Introductory or Renewal Subscription and/or Multiple-use Subscriptions, Back Issue ordering, etc.
We at Exile hope you enjoy, and can make use of, this reference site for Exile, The Literary Quarterly.
Thank you for visiting.
We would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF), and the Ontario Arts Council–an agency of the Government of Ontario, for our publishing activities.
Source: About – http://www.exilequarterly.com/quarterly/about/
Submitting your work to EXILE The Literary Quarterly
We strongly suggest that you read two or three issues of Exile to get an understanding of the “flavour” of our selective taste with regard to what we publish in our journal. We are particular in our belief that we have a duty to ourselves (and our readers) to publish the best of both established and new writers–and artists–and we therefore have a very refined selection process. Also, the mistake many authors make is that they think submitting everywhere and anywhere is their best chance of getting published (and this is increasingly evident as authors want to dump their work on publishers via e-mail) … but this is not the case here, as we are quite deliberate in who we select (and, if we do choose you, only to find out the same submission has been chosen by another publisher, you will never appear in Exile – hence, our No Multiple Submission policy). This said … we wish you the best in your writing endeavours!
Some simple Guidelines for submitting to Exile:
1) As noted above, We DO NOT accept Multiple Submissions (ie, if you have submitted the work you want to send us elsewhere, then do not submit to us); and we DO NOT accept electronic submissions/e-mail submissions (these will simply be deleted upon receiving).
2) For FICTION/DRAMA, we accept an average of 10-20 pages, although sometimes 1-2 pages, or as many as 30-40 pages, depending on the “body” and “individual integrity” of the work. This means that submissions generally fall within these lengths, and are expected to be a selection of your highest quality material.
3) For POETRY, it is similar in that you can submit a few poems, or up to fifteen, again depending on the body of work.
4) ARTISTS should submit ten to fifteen 4×6 photos, or colour-accurate photocopies, of their work, and should consider the body as a whole so we have the option of doing a Colour Section with them. You can also provide a Web site address, so that we can view more of your work if need be (please give exact links that take us to works that complement those you’ve submitted–we do not want to browse through your complete site).
5) Otherwise, we have no further particular guidelines except that you choose your work conscientiously, mail it in to us to the address below, and include a SASE if you want it returned (it usually take 3-4 months to receive a reply). For artists, be sure that your SASE is durable/safe and labelled accordingly (ie. Fragile, Photos, etc.) for you to have your works returned undamaged.
Direct your submissions to either the Fiction Editor, Poetry Editor, or Art Editor, at:
ELQ/Excelsior Publishing Inc
170 Wellington Street West – PO Box 308
Mount Forest, ON, N0G 2L0
6) Three additional Submission to be aware of:
a) As we also make available OAC Writer’s Reserve Grants (we finalize our recommendations at the end of January), we do accept submissions during the application period time frame; please indicate this on your submission if this is your intention. Note: before submitting for this grant, please go to the OAC (Ontario Arts Council) Web site at http://www.arts.on.ca for information and guidelines on submitting your work.
b) The $5,000 Vanderbilt-Exile Short Fiction Competition – open Sept 23, 2011 to Feb 6, 2012 for submissions.
c) The Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Competition – details available mid-December.
Source: Submit – http://www.exilequarterly.com/quarterly/how-to-submit-work/
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