Geist is the Canadian magazine of ideas and culture—every issue brings together a sumptuous mix of fact + fiction, photography and comix, poetry, essays and reviews, and the weird and wonderful from the world of words. The Geist tone is intelligent, plain-talking, inclusive and offbeat. At the heart of our enterprise is the imaginary country that some of us inhabit from time to time, and which often has something to do with Canada.
Please read our submission guidelines before submitting.
Contests: We accept contest submissions from outside of Canada, with or without a Canadian connection.
Please format your manuscript as follows:
Word Count: insert word count at the top of the first page!
Font: 12 point Times Roman
Line Space: 1.5
Margins: 1.25 inches
Page Numbers please, at the bottom right corner on every page
Include your street address in your cover letter.
Thank you for following these guidelines.
–The Editorial Team
We publish short (approx. 800-1200 words) non-fiction, usually personal narrative, in the Notes and Dispatches section. Longer (up to 5000 words) non-fiction pieces are published as Features. Send one piece at a time.
Update Jan 17, 2023: We are looking for short non-fiction in particular at this time.
Your cover letter should include your name, complete mailing address and email.