Peripheral Review – Call for Submissions: Fall Deadline

Fall Submission Deadline:
Monday September 23rd at Midnight!

Peripheral Review is a website and publication based out of Toronto dedicated to the documentation of and publishing critical reviews of Canadian emerging art exhibitions, performances and events.

We’re accepting submissions for proposals, pitches, and finished reviews or essays on Canadian artists, exhibitions and issues in contemporary art.

We prioritize and encourage submissions by writers and about artists who are considered emerging, under-represented, Indigenous, LGBTQ2+, from diverse cultural backgrounds or working in alternative practices and abilities.

Send any questions to


Installation view of Nightsweat by Elizabeth McIntosh at Tanya Leighton Gallery in Berlin. Photo courtesy of Tanya Leighton Gallery.

We are looking for:

Critical reviews of Canadian art exhibitions (or exhibitions which include a majority of Canadian artists), performances (art, music, dance, theatre) and events. Submissions must include title of the show, venue name and full names of artists.

  • Feature Articles: Any long form essay or review longer than 3000 words. These will also be considered for print-only publication in our annual print editions.
  • Long Reviews: Any long form review of an exhibition or event that is over 1000 words. All published long reviews will also be published in the annual print issue.
  • Short Reviews: Any short form review of an exhibition or event that is under 1000 words. All published short reviews will also be published in the annual print issue.

All submissions should include an image of the exhibition, performance, or event for reference for the published piece, with photo credit, or access to professional documentation.

Include your preferred social media handles, links to websites, short bio (150 words max), and if you have previously submitted the article anywhere else.

We pay successful submissions writers fees upon publication of the article.

FALL DEADLINE: All submissions should be sent to on Monday September 23 by midnight EST.

For more information visit:

With all submissions please format according to the submission guidelines. For general inquires please note your query in the subject line.


Installation view of Snakes Under my Bed by Peggy Kouroumalos at Main Street in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Main Street.

Call for Interest: Editorial Committee

Peripheral Review is also seeking interest in new Editorial Committee members to help aid our editorial processes. This volunteer position requires committee members to be available to edit for the two weeks following the seasonal writers deadlines (Spring, Fall & Winter) and have knowledge of working in google docs. All those with some writing background or experience and those who have previously written for the magazine are eligible.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Lauren at with the subject line: “Editorial Committee” with a brief description of your past writing history in the body of the email.