Thank you for considering Agnes and True as a destination for your work.

We accept submissions of short fiction year-round. Please read the guidelines below to determine whether or not your work would be suitable for our journal.

Agnes and True is a Canadian online literary journal. As such, we are dedicated to providing a place for the work of Canadian writers, both established and emerging. While we accept submissions from outside Canada, we do place an emphasis on works of fiction that exhibit a Canadian sensibility.

As our name suggests, Agnes and True celebrates the achievement of women. In addition, we are particularly interested in discovering and publishing the work of emerging older writers.

Please note: at this time, we publish in the English language only.

What we are looking for

  • Works of fiction that have not been previously published in any form
  • Works of fiction that have a word count of 500-3,500
  • Fiction that exhibits a Canadian sensibility (whether or not the writer currently resides in Canada)
  • Fiction that exhibits insight on the part of the writer

What we do not publish

Agnes and True does not publish pornography or work that includes explicit descriptions of sexual activity or gratuitous violence. We also do not publish work that is racist or sexist or ageist or that would incite others to become racist or sexist or ageist. We reserve the right to define all the above-mentioned terms for ourselves.

How to submit to Agnes and True

If you have a story that you think is suitable for Agnes and True, please send it to us by clicking on the “Submit Your Story” button at the top of this page.

If you are not sure whether your work or subject matter fits within our guidelines, feel free to query us by using the Contact Form here.

If you choose to submit your work …

Please do:

  • Adhere to our word count of 500-3,500 words
  • Send only one story at a time. Wait for us to inform you of the status of your story before you submit to us again.
  • Include your full name and valid email address on the submission form.
  • Send your submission as a Word or PDF document.
  • Submit your work in a readable font, such as Arial, Helvetica, or Times New Roman.
  • Double-space your work.
  • Be patient. We are a very small journal and we are dedicated to giving every submission its due. We have no issue with authors submitting to other journals simultaneously and we hope this makes the wait more palatable.

Please DO NOT: 

  • Send more than one story at a time. Wait for us to inform you of the status of your story before you submit to us again.
  • Include your name on the submission
  • Include with your submission a short biography. We will only ask for this after we offer to publish your work.
  • Include a list of your publishing credits to date. It’s not that we wouldn’t be impressed; it’s just that we trust our own judgment.

Please Note:

Authors retain all rights to their work(s) and they are free to submit and/or publish the same work(s) elsewhere after they appear in Agnes and True.

For  more information, please check FAQs and What Happens Next