Call for Papers

Alootook Ipellie Summit With Sedna, the Mother of Sea Beasts (1992)

The Myth and Monsters Issue
Spring 2019

DEADLINE: September 16, 2018

The Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that explore, celebrate and dive deeply into the realm of MYTH AND MONSTERS, including:

• Spirits, monsters, creatures, phantoms, ghosts
• Legends, lore, stories, tales
• Monstrous antagonists and their allegoires
• Textual and embodied indigenous knowledge sharing through multiple media
• New perspectives on oral histories and traditional teachings past, present and/or future
• World making or world building 
• Contemporary myths and speculative fiction 

See the full call for papers here.

Upcoming Issues and Key Dates

The Myth and Monsters Issue
Spring 2019
Deadline: September 16, 2018

Newsstand: March 15, 2019

The Film Issue
Summer 2019
Deadline: November 30, 2018

Newsstand: June 15, 2019

The Print Issue
Fall 2019
Deadline: March 2, 2019

Newsstand: September 15, 2019

The Earth Issue
Winter 2019
Deadline: May 31, 2019

Newsstand: December 5, 2019


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.