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Magazines, E-zines and Poetry Sites

Ascent Aspirations Magazine – caters to various kinds of writing and tastes; resources, contests, courses, accepts submissions for future issues.

poesieslaissezfaire is Richard Vallance’s home site with links to many other poetry sites; also of note is Richard’s Sonnetto Poesia sonnet site.

Ygdrasil is a Journal of the Poetic Arts. Ygdrasil was founded in 1993, is Ottawa-based, has become one of the premier literary journals on the Internet.

Language-and-Culture-dot-net includes both a twice-yearly "Poetry Gallery" magazine and a series of chapbooks with poetry written in English, Spanish, French, Russian and other languages. All the non-English poems have an English translation. Sasquatch’s very own John Woodsworth has a translation of a poem by Vladimir Vysotsky ("The storm raves on") in the Winter-Spring 2005 issue, in addition to his chapbook trilogy.

Moskva neoficial'naja for those that read Russian. Ottawa poet, historian and translator John Woodsworth has four of his poems there.

Gruene Street ("An Internet Journal of Prose & Poetry").

Write News Weekly ("Write News Weekly is an electronic magazine dedicated to the publishing and writing worlds.")

e-poem (the electronic poetry journal of the Stroll of Poets Society)

INKLINGS ("a biweekly newsletter for writers on the net")

"The Broken Illusions Page"

JournalismNet - lists magazines by region (Europe, Latin America, etc.)

Magazines in the United Kingdom - lists 200+ UK magazines.

Ottawa X Press magazine

Ecola Newsstand: Worldwide Magazines - lists magazines by country and category.

Backwater Review is an independent journal of contemporary writing and reviews. The magazine was ounded by the backwater press in 1996, and is published bi-annually in March and September.

Lodestar Quarterly - an online journal of the finest gay, lesbian, and queer literature. They publish fiction, poetry, drama, and essays. Past contributors include Edmund White, Michelle Tea, Noel Alumit, KM Soehnlein, Alexander Chee, Emanuel Xavier, Katherine Forrest, Felice Picano, and Melanie Braverman.

The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS) - founded to create a democratic organization for members to unite in comaraderie and friendship for emotional support and encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing. 

Famous Poets and Poems – a site created and run by non-poets, catering to those who enjoy reading classic poetry from the 19th century to the present.

Poems of the Week – a site run by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada.


DC Books based in Montreal.

Publisher's Catalogues Home Pages (International listing of Publishers' home pages.)

The Porcupine's Quill publishers (Their Links Page is one The Digital Freedom Network (DFN) is an international human rights organization that strengthens peaceful advocates of freedom and democracy by publishing their material on the Internet.

Editions Gerald and Maas selections from a small press/atelier of an author & artist publishing haphazardly since 1978 from new york city, moody maine, Ottawa.

Palimpsest Press The site now has on-line ordering and submission call information.  Currently accepting both full-length and chapbook length manuscripts. For those who have already submitted, please do not email. 

Radio and Television

Media UK - Lists UK magazines, newspapers, and radio and television stations.

Media and News Resources Around the Globe (including journals, broadcast media, newspapers, etc.)

CKCU-FM Radio - Here in Ottawa, Carleton University's radio station. Literary events friendly, and a good place on your radio dial (93.1 FM) to listen to related programs and notices of upcoming events. Especially worth noting is the program, Literary Landscapes, which plays each Thursday evening from 6:30 - 7:00 PM. For further information please e-mail Jane Crosier.


League of Canadian Poets ("Browse upcoming poetry readings across Canada, entry guidelines for our contest, membership services and benefits, information on our two national poetry book awards and our catalogue of members.")

Council for the Arts in Ottawa

The American Society of Journalists and Authors

Playwrights Union Of Canada

Canadian Poetry Association (CPA) – National Site

Canadian Federation of Poets CFP;
CFP chairperson, Ottawa Chapter
: Richard Vallance

Related CFP links:

CFP Book Store

Poetry Canada

Canadian Zen Haiku canadien

Sonnetto Poesia ISSN 1705-4524


Ottawa Public Library- For those living in Ottawa, a great source of reference and entertainment.

National Library of Canada – Title says it all!


BookWire ("The First Place to Look for Book Information on the World Wide Web.")

John Hewitt's Writer's Resource Center (Loads of links)

Personal Homepage of Ian Colford ("A Variety of Links to Interesting WebSites Pertaining to Arts and Humanities Topics")

Online Resource For Writers (From the University of Maine... excellently lives up to its billing)

Inkspot, Resource for writers ("WWW Virtual Library: Writers' Resources On The Web")

Elements of Style (The book, published as hypertext. Go figure, go click!)

Jack Lynch's Grammar and Style Guide ("These notes are a miscellany of grammatical rules and explanations, comments on style, and suggestions on usage I put together for my classes.")

Pulitzer Prizes World Wide Web site containing the works and profiles of Prize winners past and present.

CanadaWebDirectory an excellent resource site divided into categories, including everything from arts and culture to business, shopping and travel.

Book Stores

Books Canada, 71 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Canada K1P A5

Individual Sites

The music-poetry group SugarBeat.

Project X - "a poetry-multimedia installation exploring discovery, technology, colonialism"

InterNovel Home Page ("There is NOTHING likeInterNovel on the Internet! InterNovel offers writers a unique opportunity to participate in the writing of a novel. In addition, any writer whose work is accepted will receive a royalty agreement on any sale of the completed novel.")

Perimeter Walk: ("Creative writing of quality by prisoners at HMP Channings Wood.")

Smith, E. Russell ("E. Russell Smith writes fiction and poetry and essays when he can, and contracts for others when he must, in which case he is known as Smith/Scrivener". If you're interested in other poetry sites, check out his "web ring" link).

Death of a Mystic/Rise of an Anarchist – web site of Ottawa poet Phil Mader, where one can order copies of the aforementioned titles, featuring his and other local poets’ work.



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