Spring 2021

DEADLINE: October 1, 2020

For our Spring 2021 issue, the Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that centre and celebrate the role that STORYTELLING has played and continues to play in Inuit life, including:

  • Poetry, fiction and other forms of writing and speaking
  • New perspectives on oral histories and songs past, present and/or future
  • Legends, lore, stories and tales
  • Textual and embodied knowledge sharing through multiple media
  • Iconic figures, motifs or narrative themes present in Inuit art
  • World-making and world-building
  • Language, dialects, etymology and meaning-making 

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Shuvinai Ashoona Story Boots (2012) Copyright Dorset Fine Arts


Summer 2021

DEADLINE: December 31, 2020

For our Summer 2021 issue, the Inuit Art Quarterly welcomes submissions that explore ideas of INTERIORS and interiority and the role they play in Inuit art and life, including::

  • Domestic and/or interior space (structures, homes, camps)
  • Country food and hunting, butchering and food sharing
  • Interior or emotional space in Inuit art
  • Spirituality
  • Studio space, museum, galleries and curatorial strategies
  • Archives and preservation
  • Iconic figures, motifs or themes present in Inuit art
  • Interiors of the body, human and animal

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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 34.1 (Spring 2021)” 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 Storytelling Issue
Summer 2021
Deadline: October 1, 2021
Newsstand: March 15, 2021

The Interiors Issue

Summer 2021
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Newsstand: June 15, 2021

The Legacies Issue
Fall 2021
Deadline: March 30, 2021
Newsstand: September 15, 2021

The Freeze-Up Issue
Winter 2021
Deadline: June 3, 2021
Newsstand: December 5, 2021

The Break-Up Issue
Spring 2022
Deadline: October 1, 2021
Newsstand: March 15, 2022