Welcome to Grain Magazine
Grain, the journal of eclectic writing, is a literary quarterly that publishes engaging, diverse, and challenging writing and art by some of the best Canadian and international writers and artists. Every issue features superb new writing from both developing and established writers. Each issue also highlights the unique artwork of a different visual artist.
Grain has garnered national and international recognition for its distinctive, cutting-edge content and design.
Grain is published by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, and with the financial assistance of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Saskatchewan Lotteries, the Canada Council for the Arts, and private donors. Thank-you.
"All the work in Grain will follow you around for days after you’ve closed the cover."
—Sima Rabinowitz, NewPages.com
"Kudos [to Grain] for adding some freshness, thought, and sheer attention to the process of literary journals, seamlessly blending poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in a way that puts the writing itself first and foremost while creating each issue…"
—rob mclennan's blog
December 1, 2013
Where did you grow up? The latest issue of Grain, Volume 41, Issue 1, which we've called “Home-Myths,” pries the roof off your childhood home and takes a look at what’s inside. Featuring the fiction of Leona Theis, poetry from John Creary and art from Eliza Griffiths, "Home-Myths" reaches for that idea of home and maybe, just maybe, finds it.
August 28, 2013
What's worth fighting for? The authors featured in Making It: 40th Anniversary (issue 40.4) ask this and other, life-altering questions. Read all about it here and then look for your very own copy at your local bookshop.
August 7, 2013
After waiting on deliberations from our eminent judges, Stan Rogal and Méira Cook, we can finally announce the winners of the 25th Annual Short Grain Contest. Watch for these writers in our Winter issue (41.2).
June 22, 2013
We won! And so did Ayelet Tsabari! The Western Magazine Awards honoured Grain and Tsabari. Read the details on our news page.
June 10, 2013
Ayelet Tsabari's "Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes" (Unstrung, issue 39.4) won Silver in the One of a Kind category at the National Magazine Awards. Congratulations, Ayelet!
June 3, 2013
Our new issue, The Issues Issue (issue 40.3), has been issued. Find it in a mailbox (or a bookstore) near you. But remember: stealing mail is a federal offense.
May 2, 2013
We heart the Western Magazine Awards and the National Magazine Awards (and Ayelet Tsabari). Find out why on our news page.
April 8, 2013
The League of Canadian Poets has shortlisted several of our past contributors in their annual awards. Read all about it on our news page.Congratulations to all!
March 26, 2013
A conscientious reader let us know that our postmark deadline for the Short Grain Writing Contest was Easter Monday, a day Canadian post offices will be closed. We decided to extend the deadline to the following Monday! Entries postmarked on or before April 8, 2013 will be gladly accepted. Check out all the details on the Short Grain Writing Contest page.
March 19, 2013
Check out our News page to find out which Grain writers have been shortlisted for recently announced provincial book awards.
February 15, 2013
Gifted (issue 40.2) has sold out! Already! Too gorgeous for its own good.
February 7, 2013
The gorgeous Gifted (40.2) is in mailboxes and on kitchen tables, nightstands and shelves now.
January 22, 2013
A limited number of Fractures (40.1), which was previously sold out, is now available!
January 13, 2013
Fractures (40.1) is SOLD OUT!
November 1, 2012
Fractures - issue 40.1 - is now on sale. They are already flying off the shelves, so if you need a copy, don't delay!
October 1, 2012
We're excited to launch the 25th Annual Short Grain Writing Contest!
September 4, 2012
Unstrung 39.4 - has SOLD OUT.
August 27, 2012
Our new issue - Unstrung 39.4 - is now out.
August 20, 2012
Aimee Nicole had some nice things to say about Grain 39.2 "HITS" over at Newpages.com, check it out...
August 1, 2012
Winners of the 24th Annual Short Grain (with Variations) Contest announced! Read more!
July 9, 2012
Check out burls and blossoms, Grain's Spring 2012 issue. Check it out!
June 18, 2012
We won! WMA names Grain "Magazine of the Year - Saskatchewan"...Read more!
June 12, 2012
Grain welcomes Adam Pottle as the new Associate Poetry Editor and Robin Mowat as the new Business Administrator.
Grain recieves WMA and NMA nominations. Read more!