Call for Essays


We are currently accepting submissions of literary essays written by Canadian writers for our fourth issue publishing in spring 2018.

We are interested in publishing literary essays of 1500-5000 words in length that answer the following question:

Which unsung Canadian book (fiction or nonfiction) should we be reading in 2018?

The deadline for submission of essays is Saturday March 10, 2018.

We pay $75.00 per essay, and essays chosen for publication will be featured on our website and promoted on our social media sites.

All submissions must be previously unpublished. We will accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that you please let us know right away if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please submit your essay to our email address Include a cover page with a short bio and your contact information.

If your essay is accepted for publication, we will inform you by the end of March.

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Hamilton Review of Books. We look forward to reading your work!