canadian ~ twenty-first century literature since 1999

TDR publishes four new short stories every three months (i.e., in September, December, March and June). There is no minimum or maximum length requirement.

Submissions for each issue will be received in the month prior to publication. For example, if you want your story to be considered for the September issue, send it to us in August

See table below for the details of upcoming issues:

Submissions open Issue

Submissions will open in February 2008 ...

for the March 2008 issue.

Please: only one story per writer per submission period.

TDR submissions will be open in these months only. Submissions sent in other months will not be considered. Submissions sent in for one issue will not be considered for the next issue. For example, if you send your story in August and it doesn't appear in the September issue, the editors are not storing it someplace for consideration at a later date. 

We try to send an email response to all submissions. Unfortunately, life and/or technology often interferes with these best laid plans. It's not you, or your story; move on with your life. You're a good person; you're a good writer; chin up and submit again.

What else?

  • All work remains copyright of the author.  

  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted; just tell us at the time of submission, please. 

  • Previously published work will not be considered for publication. 

  • The Danforth Review pays $100 (CDN) for a short story. 

  • We do not currently pay for reviews. See: Guidelines for reviews

  • International submissions are encouraged. 

  • Work will be kept on the website for two years and archived with the Library and Archives Canada.

Where should you send your submission?



  • No attachments, please
  • Paste your submission into the body of the email.

Have an idea for a feature article/interview?

  • Contact our features editor at features[at]danforthreview[dot]com

Want to write and/or submit a book review?

  • Contact the editor at danforthreview(at)rogers(dot)com

Want to submit your book for review?

  • Mail it to us at the address below. Though please be aware that we receive many more books than we can possibly review, and we do not consider TDR a "book review website."
  • If you have a poetry book, try these sites instead:

The Danforth Review is produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since 1999.


FEATURES EDITOR: Nathaniel G. Moore

The Danforth Review
20 Corley Ave.
Toronto, ON
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TDR is produced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

All content is copyright of the person who created it and cannot be copied, printed, or downloaded without the consent of that person. 

See the masthead for editorial information. 

All views expressed are those of the writer only. 

TDR is archived with the Library and Archives Canada

ISSN 1494-6114. 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions de son soutien le Conseil des Arts du Canada.