Call for Papers

Marion Tuu’luq Together in Spring (c. 1977)

The Threads Issue
Spring 2020

DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

For our Spring 2020 issue, the Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that weave together the history and future of THREADS, including:

Clothing and apparel
Wall hangings and textiles
• Dolls and doll making
• Beading, beads and beadwork
Weaving and tapestries
• Dedicated investigations on individual textile artists or artistic communities
Familial threads, bonds and connections

See the full call for papers here.

Upcoming Issues and Key Dates

The Threads Issue
Spring 2020
Deadline: September 16, 2019

Newsstand: March 15, 2020

The Relations Issue
Summer 2020
Deadline: January 3, 2020

Newsstand: June 15, 2020

The Painting Issue
Fall 2020
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Newsstand: September 15, 2020

The Storytelling Issue
Winter 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020

Newsstand: December 5, 2020


The Inuit Art Quarterly accepts proposals of 250 words in length. Features must have a cohesive point of view throughout, and they should address the theme of the magazine. Proposals should outline the subject of the article; artists or artworks you intend to include; what ideas or concepts your feature will discuss and an approximate word count, along with any other information you consider relevant to your piece.

Submissions for reviews and editorials are accepted on an on-going basis for both web and print editions.

Please send submissions to: and include “Submission” in the subject line.

Are you interested in writing for the IAQ, but would prefer to be assigned a story? Feel free to send along a quick bio and writing sample to the email above.


For style guidelines to follow while preparing your piece for submission, please see the IAQ – Author Style Guide. Otherwise, please follow the Chicago Manual of Style.

Any secondary sources included in your submission must be cited using endnotes.

Proposals and manuscripts must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.


The Inuit Art Quarterly offers competitive rates for accepted submissions.

Authors will be paid $1250.00 for feature articles and $250.00 for reviews that will appear in the magazine.

Authors will be paid a flat rate of $200.00 for web editorials or reviews.

As part of a commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian publishing industry and arts community, the Inuit Art Quarterly encourages submissions from emerging and established Inuit writers as well as writers who identify as Indigenous, Black, People of Color, persons with disabilities, women, queer, trans or non-binary persons or any combination of these intersections.