Northern Cardinal Review is an electronic journal featuring poetry, nonfiction essays, and book reviews from residents of Canada and the northern border states of the U.S.
We are currently working on our Fall Issue, which is our first issue. Submissions are geographically limited to Canada and the northern border states of the U.S. (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington, North Dakota, Montana, New York, Vermont, Maine, and Alaska). We accept poetry, nonfiction essays, book reviews, and cover art.
Include up to 5 poems in the body of an e-mail. Each poem must be less than 30 lines.
You don’t need to conform to a theme, though we tend to love poems that talk about natural grandeur, wildlife, outdoor living, scenes, and fond memories. We are pretty open on form/style. We have our biases, but we would rather not let them taint what we receive. You can’t go wrong with vivid writing that has a musical voice.
Nonfiction Essay Guidelines
Include 1 essay less than 2,000 words in the body of an e-mail. You don’t need to conform to a theme, though we tend to love essays that talk about natural grandeur, wildlife, outdoor living, scenes, and fond memories.
Book Review Guidelines
We will rarely accept book reviews, but we are willing to consider yours if you feel it is exceptional. Include 1 book review less than 1,000 words in the body of an e-mail.
Cover Art Guidelines
We are looking for JPEG, PNG, or GIF file art on the theme of “cardinal in fall”.
Full submission guidelines here.
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.