editorial policy

At EVENT we savour literature like a fine wine. We publish both new and established authors, and are keen to uncover new talent. EVENT has published exciting, new work by authors who have gone on to become literary icons. Our goal is to stoke the flames of the Canadian literary community while upholding an outstanding literary reputation.

Policy

1. We don’t publish work by Douglas College students, staff or faculty (or their family members) who have had an affiliation with the college within the past two years, with the exception of reviews.

 2. Students, staff and faculty who have had an affiliation with Douglas College within the past two years may not submit work to EVENT’s Non-Fiction Contest.

3. We don’t publish writing by people on our masthead (or their family members) until their affiliation with the magazine has lapsed for two years. This includes Notes on Writing and excludes reviews.

 4. We don’t review books by Douglas College students, staff or faculty, or people on our masthead (or their family members) who have had an affiliation with the college within the past two years.

 5. We do not keep or profit from the sale of books sent to EVENT for review, with the exception of reviewers who may keep review copies after review.

Review copies that do not get reviewed in the magazine will be donated to an appropriate venue such as the Carnegie Centre Library

6. We don’t publish work by writers who have been published in our magazine within the past two years, with the exception of reviews.

Selection Process

Our tireless editors swim through oceans of submissions to find and publish the very best in fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and literary reviews by both new and established authors.

What kind of writing are we looking for? Compositions that inspire, delight and challenge readers. Although we favour manuscripts with strong narratives, we also crave diversity and seek a variety of voices.

We review every manuscript we receive. Although we can’t publish them all, we make an effort to provide encouraging comments for authors whenever appropriate.

Manuscripts are mostly unsolicited.

We solicit only reviewers we believe will provide insight into Canadian writing.

Services 

If your manuscript is behaving like a prepubescent teen, try EVENT’s Reading Service for Writers. Our editors will assist you with your manuscript by providing a 700 – 1,000 word assessment on the strengths and weaknesses of the writing in such areas as voice, style, point of view, credibility and characterization, and provide recommendations for revision. All manuscripts submitted will also be considered for publication.

EVENT also sponsors an annual Non-Fiction Contest. Submit your non-fiction piece for a stab at our cash prizes. Details here