Submission Guidelines

The Windsor Review: International Journal of Life, Literature, and Art is published biannually by the University of Windsor Faculty of Arts. The journal features poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and art of a high calibre. All creative submissions should addressed to the appropriate editor. Please specify the relevant editor on the submission’s envelope or email. To get a sense of what our team of editors are looking for, try picking up an issue of or subscribing to the Windsor Review.

Poetry: Marty Gervais

Poetry submissions should be typed, single-spaced, with a maximum of six poems.

Short Fiction: André Narbonne

Fiction submissions must be under 5,000 words, typed, double-spaced with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins all around, and in 12-point Times New Roman font. Indent new paragraphs five spaces. Do not add an extra space between paragraphs of the same style.

Non-Fiction: Marty Gervais

Non fiction should be double-spaced, and under 5,000 words.

Artwork: Alex McKay

Artwork may be submitted as a slide, photograph, or on an electronic CD. Work is not to be larger than 8×10 inches. There is a limit of ten items per submission.

Submission guidelines have recently changed; please read carefully

Because we receive hundreds of submissions for each issue, please follow our guidelines to help make sure we can read and consider your submission.

For written submissions, submit only one fiction or non-fiction piece, or a maximum of six poetry pieces each year. This changes, however, when we have a special call for submissions. See specific guidelines above regarding length. For artwork, please submit up to 10 pieces.

If you submit over these amounts, the entirety of your work may not be read.

All written submissions must include our special submission form, which can be downloaded by clicking on this link. It does not matter whether it is emailed or snail-mailed to us, but it is necessary and must be completely filled out: name, email, address, phone number, bio (30 words maximum), piece names and all those circles waiting to be checked off. You have to fill out everything (except for the office portion), but it is especially important that you include an email address that you check often. Otherwise, the fate of your submission may be trapped in electronic limbo. If you are submitting via snail-mail, you will be required to submit us an electronic copy of your work should we ask.

Our reading period is from September to April. Please allow up to six months for a response regarding your submission.

At this time, the Review does not accept reviews or novel excerpts. We do occasionally publish interviews with poets and authors. Please send us a query via e-mail if you are interested in conducting/submitting an interview. Critical articles are not generally a property of our magazine, but we do use them in special theme issues; check our upcoming issues regularly for announcements on special submission calls.


Submission Form (PDF)
Send via mail to:

Windsor Review
Department of English, University of Windsor
401 Sunset
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
N9B 3P4

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Send your files as attachments. Do not send as a PDF. We prefer submissions in Word or .rtf formats. Use “Submission” as the email subject.