Winter 2020

DEADLINE: July 22, 2020

For our Winter 2020 issue, the Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that mix together the history and future of PAINTING, including:

  • Early painting projects and painting-focused art histories across the circumpolar world;
  • Dedicated investigations on individual painters, artistic communities and institutions;
  • Training, intercultural and intergenerational knowledge;
  • Painting and its relationship to familial memory making;
  • Explorations of specific media including, but not limited to, acrylic, oil and watercolour;
  • Painting, portraiture and landscape;
  • and emerging painting traditions within Canada and beyond.

 Read Full Call For Papers

 Pudloo Samayualie TEREX (2017) Courtesy Dorset Fine Arts

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: [email protected] and include “Submission for 33.4 (Winter 2020)” 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.

Curious about what our terms look like? Check out our standard writer's contract.

Upcoming Issues 

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

The Painting Issue
Winter 2020
Deadline: July 22, 2020
Newsstand: December 5, 2020

Spring 2021
Deadline: September 16, 2020
Newsstand: March 15, 2021

Summer 2021
Deadline: January 3, 2021
Newsstand: June 15, 2021