Open a copy of the 47-year-old Canadian literary magazine EVENT, and you’ll find poetry and prose by well-known authors alongside debuts by emerging writers. EVENT editors are passionate about discovering and showcasing new literary talent. They look for exciting fiction, honest and lyrical poetry, and compelling real-life narratives, as well as book reviews.
Last year, noting an increasing interest in genre writing, EVENT editors launched the “Let Down Your Hair Speculative Writing Contest” that challenged writers to think beyond the boundaries of realistic fiction and poetry in 1,800 words or fewer. Poet Amber Dawn, who judged the contest, notes that the short word count leaves no room for complicated world-building, and “the emphasis has to be on highly imaginative, voice-driven moments.”