Award Winning Literary Quarterly 


Grain Magazine publishes engaging, eclectic, and challenging writing and art by Canadian and international writers and artists. 

Published by the SWG, Grain has earned national and international recognition for its distinctive content. No bias in terms of form, style, or genre, and the editors welcome submissions that are diverse, idiosyncratic, intelligent, even idea- or concept-driven. The editors accept poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction.

Grain has an nine month submissions period which runs from September 15 to June 15 each year. For subscription information, submission guidelines, contest rules, or to read a selection from our current issue, please visit Grain online at

We thank Cheryl & Henry Kloppenburg, Barristers and Solicitors, Saskatoon, for their ongoing support of Grain and the Short Grain Writing Contest.

Current Issue

Grain, Vol. 51.1

Fall 2023

Short Grain Contest Issue

Cover art by: David Garneau





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Grain reaches intelligent, creative individuals who have an appreciation for literature and culture. Over 80% of Grain's subscribers are writers themselves. Advertisements in Grain reach nearly 10,000 readers annually!

Ad Rates and Sizes

  • Full page, 4 1/4" (4.25 in) x 7 7/16" (7.4375 in), $225
  • 1/2 page Horizontal, 4 1/4" (4.25 in) x 3 5/8" (3.625 in), $150
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  • 1/4 page Vertical, 2 1/16" (2.0625 in) x 3 5/8" (3.625 in), $100

To book your ad in Graincontact us to confirm our advertising deadlines. All ad prices are subject to GST.


Specifications: All ads are black and white at 300 dpi. PDF, JPEG and TIFF formats are accepted. Ads can be submitted via e-mail to Please note we require "PRESS-READY" ads.

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Booking Deadlines:
Fall issue (Short Grain Contest issue) - June 15
Winter issue - September 15
Spring issue - December 15
Summer issue - March 15

Materials Deadlines:
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Winter issue - October 15
Spring issue - January 15
Summer issue - April 15

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