What do we publish?

We publish short stories from anywhere in the world.

We will also consider non-fiction pieces that are either set locally or explore some local history (Toronto, GTA, and surrounding). See the Stories from the City category, and the Toronto Feature category, respectively, for some examples.

Who do we publish?

We are firm believers in the idea that the writing should speak for itself. It’s irrelevant to us whether you’re a new writer or an established writer. All submissions to Toronto Journal are anonymous.


We pay $50 per piece. All published writers will also receive a printed copy of the issue in which they appear.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Do not include your name or email on the pdf or word document with your content.
  2. Do not include a cover letter with your work.
  3. Word limit is 7,500 words.
  4. No strict formatting requirements besides legibility.
  5. Simultaneous submissions are ok. Please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  6. If your work is selected for publication, Toronto Journal has first serial rights only, and the author retains all other rights to the work.
  7. We cannot accept any work that has been published previously in English, either in print, online, in audio format, or otherwise.
  8. Should we happen to accept multiple pieces from the same author for a given issue, the accepted pieces may be postponed to subsequent issues.
  9. If you are submitting for the Summer issue, expect to hear back from us by April 30th each year. If you are submitting for the Winter issue, expect to hear back from us by October 31st each year. If you don’t hear back from us, please get in touch:

How to submit?

Use the form below to submit your work. Remember to not include any identifying information in your attachment. Submissions to Toronto Journal are anonymous.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Winter 2025 issue. Deadline: 1 October 2024.

Click or drag a file to this area to upload.