Do you have ideas for The Toronto Review of Books?

In four digital issues of essays and poetry a year, and a daily blog, ChirographThe Toronto Review of Books (TRB) covers print, Internet, e-books, street corners, festivals, songs, thoughts, Toronto, and other artworks. We’re always looking for new contributors and fresh perspectives, so if you have ideas for essays, single review posts, recurring series, audio or video projects, or any other kind of likely piece, get in touch.

To contribute to TRB’s issues or the blog, contact our Editor-in-Chief, Jessica Duffin Wolfe (, or Chirograph’s Managing Editor, Peter Goffin ( We can’t yet pay a standard rate per word,* but if you know of books or events you’d like to cover, we can help you secure review copies and press passes. If you’re looking for writing ideas, we’re building a list of eminently reviewable Toronto festivals and performances here, and a list of new book releases here. Check back for updates, and let us know if you’d like to see something added to the lists.

If you’d like to receive our regular calls for pitches, subscribe to our writers’ list here. (If you’d like to just stay updated on our issues and events, subscribe to our general mailing list here.)

If you’re interested in interning with the TRB, our next deadline for applications is May 1. See here for details on the program and application process.

Finally, mark May 7 on your calendars for our Canadian History Gala Issue Six launch party! Join us, 8pm till late at the Ossington (61 Ossington Ave.) for a reading by Yaya Yao, poetry from 1812, thoughts from Toronto’s political mascot @rebelmayor (a.k.a. Shawn Micallef), and a Mystery-Science-Theatre-style screening of Heritage Minutes. You can RSVP on Facebook, if you like.

*With the exception of our issue authors who receive an exceedingly humble honorarium, everyone at the publication is currently a volunteer. Alas! Canadian digital arts journalism is a tough sector. We’re working on remedying the situation (a long-term process), but if you’ve got ideas about fundraising or about how to monetize the TRB, or if you’d like to help manage the publication, please let us know.