Matrix Magazine is a literary magazine with an eclectic, quirky character, and a thirst for innovation that can't be satisfied. We try, though — we try. And we keep our submission base open to many art forms, including all manner of literary work — poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, essays, humour writing, columns, reviews, and other experiments — as well as illustration, comics, photography, and anything else that can be represented in print. Each issue highlights a rising star in our Featured Fiction and Featured Poetry sections, alongside a themed dossier, guest edited by someone (or a group of someones) who is particularly interested and knowledgeable on the subject. In every issue, you'll find a multi-dimensional exploration of things known and unknown, playful and grave, and above all: curious.
Founded in Lennoxville in 1975 by Philip Lanthier, Matrix was originally published out of Champlain College. In the mid-eighties it moved to Montreal and was published out of John Abbott College under the editorial guidance of Linda Leith and Kenneth Radu. In 1994, it became affiliated with the distinguished Creative Writing Program at Concordia Univeristy when Robert Allen became Editor-in-Chief until his untimely death in 2006. Matrix continues to call Montreal and Concordia home, now under the leadership of Jon Paul Fiorentino.
Submissions are only accepted for the Dossier section of Matrix, and thus are always at the mercy of its guest editor(s). It is up to them whether an open call or closed solicitation best suits their particular issue, but rest assured — you will always find information about upcoming issues and their calls for submissions right here on the Matrix website. So you'd better keep coming back!