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3 Undergraduate Literary Journals to Follow

Looking for amazing literary pieces? Here are 3 undergraduate literary journals for you to follow.


Managed and operated by the brilliant students of Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts. Ploughshares is more than just a literary journal. It welcomes different types of writings including novels, research papers, and white papers. Ploughshares is filled with amazing ideas for different field of studies and expertise.

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If you want to read the early works of future great authors, you should check one or two of Ploughshares’ entries. They even have a blog page and we are confident that you will be able to relate to some of the entries.

Yale Literary Magazine

The Yale Literary Magazine has been around since 1836 and has produced hundreds of literary pieces including poems, short stories, and even art pieces. Yale Literary Magazine is made up of the brilliant ideas of students from Yale University, a prestigious Ivy school in the United States.

Some of our favourite poems from the magazine include “Jerusalem” by Daniel Dov Yadin, “Tell the Moon” by Shon Arieh-Lerer, “Water Lily” by Jake Orbinson, and “Icarus” by Christine Kwon.

The poems in this magazine speak to deeper levels of human psychology and creativity. Many poems published decades ago remain relevant to our times today.

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The Westminster Review

The Westminster Review is not officially housed in a particular university as it is one of the oldest British publications still active today. It was founded back in 1823 by English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham and historian James Mill.

Initially, it was a journal for Philosophical Radicals, mostly young students and experts back then. Unfortunately, this journal is no longer active as its final issue was way back in 1914.

However, millions of people, mostly students from the UK reference the many published works in the past. Many emerging writers nowadays are familiar with at least one of these journals.

So, if you are an aspiring writer, we recommend you check these journals and other magazines we recommended in our previous blogs.

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Emerging Writers from Montreal

The writers you are about to meet in this blog post are the ones you need to look out for. They have already made a lot of noise in Montreal and are now looking to take their talent across Canada.

These writers have been featured in different university journals and newspapers not only in Montreal but across Quebec.

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Bindu Suresh

Bindu Suresh, a novelist from Montreal is a fiction writer and a pediatrician. Now that is a not so common combination for writers. Suresh fell in love with literature and medicine. She studied literature at Columbia University and medicine at McGill University.

Her first work is a big success, “26 Knots.” It is a story about people who fell in love with each other but are struggling with where they should focus their love on.

One of the characters, Gabriel is also dealing with some abandonment issues caused by his father. This makes it difficult for him to be a good and loving partner.

The book at first look might not be as ground-breaking but the way Suresh tied everything together is very immersive and profound.

Right now, there is no information if Suresh is working on another book as she is busy working at a designated coronavirus evaluation centre in Montreal.

Ben Philippe

Philippe was raised in Montreal and is now a writer based in New York. For him to make a name for himself not only in his hometown but in one of the biggest cities in the world is truly something.

His debut novel “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” has been sold many times. It is about a wisecracking black French-Canadian teenager that goes by the name Norris who moves to Austin, Texas.

One of the most common questions people who are about to read the novel is if it is about Philippe’s life? Well, we can’t spill the beans so looks like you’re going to have to read the book and find out yourself.

Both of these writers are inspired by many of the famous Montreal writers that came before them. We are truly excited to read their future publications and so much more.

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Top Literary Magazines here in Canada

There are nearly 100 literary magazines and journals here in Canada. More than half of them are operated by private individuals or professionals, while probably 25% are student-run.

We are sharing this list with all of you aspiring literary writers out there or maybe people out there with writing skills to share your ideas with the world.

All literary magazines in this list accept submission for publication. So, if you have any written pieces out there you want to share with the world, these are the magazines to connect with because they are on the top of their game.

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The Antigonish Review

Based in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, this magazine or review is open all year round for literary submissions. They publish every quarter with a big compilation of literary pieces accumulated during a couple of months.

This magazine shows you the limitless capacity of the human mind, the creative human mind to be specific. In this publication, you can read poems, fiction, non-fiction, and commentary guidelines.

The Antigonish Review is all about showcasing local and international talent. You are sure to read several literary pieces in here written by unknown individuals from Canada and all over the globe.

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Arc Poetry Magazine

Arc Poetry Magazine is a multi-awarded publication based in Ottawa, Canada. If you want poetry at its finest and beyond, this is the magazine for you. It is even being regarded as a journal given that many literary pieces in here tackle certain social issues at an academic scope or level.

APM has a quarterly issue with respective themes. For example, their latest one released back on March 31. But there are also daily releases written by several writers. Try reading one of the entries and you are sure to want more.

Arc Poetry Magazine is one of the most welcoming and truly relatable reading platforms here in Canada. People of all ages, many who are students have submitted their literary pieces.

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The Spring and Summer issues of this literary journal are one of the most awaited publications in Canada. Existere is all about Journal and Literature. Existere tackles a more personal literary style with people getting connected to other people through their writings.

It is not just written content by the way. There are also several drawings and art pieces featured in this magazine. Now, these art pieces are truly subjective with only, probably 5% objectivity. Each piece of art tells you a story or asks a question. You should check out an example.

Existere is also on top of things when it comes to addressing the biggest issues the world faces right now like the Covid-19 pandemic and racism in different parts of the world, especially in America.

For aspiring literary writers and artists out there, we highly recommend you subscribe to the online publications of these three magazines today.

Dive deep into the world of literature here in Canada that has already reached global status.