Summer 2020

DEADLINE: January 6, 2020

For our Summer 2020 issue, the Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that centre and celebrate the role WATER plays and continues to play in Inuit life, including:

  • Transportation and Migration
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Marine life, including at-risk biodiversity
  • Oral tradition, songs and storytelling
  • Arctic Sovereignty, borders and politicizing water
  • Effects of climate change: accelerated melting; opening of Arctic martime trade routes; unpredictability 
  • Carvings, Prints, Drawings, Films and other media

     Read Full Call For Papers

Mark Emerak The Great Whirlpool (1987)

The IAQ 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.

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


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.

Upcoming Issues 

The Threads Issue

Spring 2020
Deadline: September 16, 2019
Newsstand: March 15, 2020

The Water Issue
Summer 2020
Deadline: January 3, 2020
Newsstand: June 15, 2020

The Relations Issue
Fall 2020
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Newsstand: September 15, 2020

The Painting Issue
Winter 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
Newsstand: December 5, 2020