Maisonneuve Quarterly Magazine Calls For Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $0.15/word)
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Maisonneuve Quarterly Magazine Calls For Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $0.15/word)

Maisonneuve Quarterly is a Montreal-based magazine focused on arts, opinion, and ideas. 

They are interested in various forms of non-fiction writing, including essays, memoirs, reporting, and humor. You might want to read this article on Tips For Making Your Writing Perfect.


General Submission Guidelines Maisonneuve Quarterly Magazine 

  • Maisonneuve primarily considers long-form narrative journalism and visual art. 
  • They suggest reading recent back issues or articles on their website to understand the type of work they publish. 
  • Due to the volume of submissions, they do not accept unsolicited submissions of fiction or poetry and do not accept previously published submissions. 
  • They prefer well-developed, well-researched pitches over drafts but will consider drafts if the author is open to working with the editorial team on edits.
  • Writing submissions should be emailed to 
  • Comics and photo essays, as well as artist portfolios for future illustration assignments, are also welcome. 
  • Maisonneuve’s comics are one to two pages long.
  • Comics can be sent to, and all other visual submissions to 
  • Response times can be up to three months.
  • For any other questions or queries, contact 
  • For visual submissions, contact


Comment Articles

  • Comment articles are opinion-driven essays ranging from 1,500 to 3,000 words. 
  • They should focus on a specific point of view, incorporating both personal experience and research. 
  • Examples of great comment articles include On Reflection by Angelina Mazza, Rinse and Repeat by Jody Anderson, Self-Checkout by Nicki Wiart, and Buying into Belonging by Katia Lo Innes.



Open House Articles

  • Open House articles are thematically varied essays and reported pieces that fall between 1,500 and 3,500 words. 
  • They should have a unique take on an issue and incorporate some reporting and research. 
  • Successful examples include End Of The Line by Sakeina Syed, The Sum Of Its Parts by Allison LaSorda, An Ugly, Sweet Thing by Chantal Braganza, Where Are the Filipino Restaurants? by Jadine Ngan, and After Bubbe by Jess Goldman.



  • Features are in-depth explorations of issues that incorporate strong research and reporting. 
  • Maisonneuve prefers evergreen pieces or those outside the daily news cycle but relevant to current readers. 
  • Features generally range from 4,000 to 6,000 words. 
  • Recent features include The Prescription by Fawn Parker, Vanity Fair by Alexandra Kimball, The Path Forward by Ben Libman, Where There’s Smoke by Paloma Pacheco, and Occult Following by Daniel Allen Cox.



  • Maisonneuve Quarterly Magazine publishes reviews of arts and culture content, including books, films, exhibitions, restaurants, museums, galleries, and festivals. 
  • Reviews should either have a contemporary connection or a strong evergreen angle, with a preference for the former. 
  • Reviews typically run from 1,500 to 2,500 words. 
  • Notable examples include Ghost Stories by Justine Smith, No Holds Barred by Jim Burke, Homebound by Adnan Khan, and Against the Stream by Brennan McCracken.



Letters from Montreal

  • The Letter from Montreal is a 700-word essay about the peculiarities of life in Montreal. 
  • It is unique to Maisonneuve and should be short and fun. 
  • Examples include The Roommate by Daniel Viola, and A Little Bit More Fabulous by Cason Sharpe. You can visit this page for more examples.



Maisonneuve Quarterly Magazine pays $0.15 per word for accepted submissions.



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