Peripheral Review is:

Lauren Lavery – Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Committee

Ella Adkins, Angel Callander, Elora Crawford, Vania Djelani, M. Gnanasihamany, Margaryta Golovchenko, Alex Gregory, Tarin Hughes, Lindsey King, Kate Kolberg, Mike Loncaric, Marie Martin, Maria Isabel Martinez, Weadee Mombo, Eva Morrison, Rebecca Munce, Kalina Nedelcheva, John Nyman, Laura Paolini, Danica Pinteric, Rebecca Peng, Erin Orsztynova, Jasmine Reimer, Chelsea Rozansky, Daniella Sanader, Emma Sharpe, Theresa Slater, Ainsleigh Spencer, Nawang Tsomo Kinkar, Ricky Varghese, Nic Wilson, Chelsea Yuill

Advisory Committee

Board of Directors

Raymond Boisjoly, Angel Callander, Alex Gregory, Jasmine Hynes, Erika Kinast, Olivia Kristoff, Maria Isabel Martinez, Chanelle LaLonde, Megan MacLaurin, Robin McDonald, Ella Dawn McGeough, Melina Mehr, Kalina Nedelcheva, Rebecca Peng, Chelsea Rozansky, Danielle St-Amour, Marina Sulmona, Nawang Tsomo Kinkar, Ricky Varghese, Justin Waddell, Yuluo Wei

Angel Callander, Nawang Tsomo Kinkar, Ella Dawn McGeough, Kalina Nedelcheva


All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:

Submission Guidelines

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

We offer successful submissions a fee for published pieces on our website and in print. We encourage submissions by writers and about artists who are considered emerging, under-represented, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, from diverse cultural backgrounds or working in alternative practices and abilities.


500 – 1,200 words

Reviews should be succinct, interesting writing on an art exhibition, an artist project, art/artist publication, performance (including dance, theatre, performance art), film, or other experimental art forms.

PR is especially interested in and prioritizes covering art, artists and art spaces that are considered emerging, underrepresented, outside of large city centres, or working in alternative methods or abilities. We are interested in local or international works and artists, but the proposed piece should have some sort of Canadian connection (ex. Canadian artists, curators, gallery spaces, content with significance to a Canadian art audience, etc.)

Feature Essays:

Experimental Pieces:


1,500 – 2,500 words.

No maximum word count, but the content, style and format should be clearly delineated and understandable in your pitch.

Should contain a minimum of 6 – 8 questions, but priority consideration will be given to a more conversational-style rather than a strict question-answer format.

PR defines a Conflict of Interest as the writer pitching a text that was previously published elsewhere in any context, including: exhibition texts, on a personal blog, or in another publication where the author was paid a writer fee. This could also be an instance where the writer is the curator or organizer of the exhibition being reviewed, or is an employee of the institution where the subject under review is hosted. The Editors ask those proposing pieces for publication in PR to consider if their piece is a Conflict of Interest before submitting their pitch.

Pitch Guidelines:

In your pitch please include:

  • Short bio about yourself and your previous writing experience (no more than 100 words) and a CV with links to published work if you have not written for us before.
  • The description of your proposed piece, which can be in an attached document or in the body of the email, with approximately 150-300 words in paragraph form describing the artist(s), artwork, gallery, performance or exhibition space and/or the thematic concepts on which you are interested in focusing on in the written piece. Remember that a pitch is introducing both yourself as a writer as well as the work on which you are proposing to write on to us, so make sure your ideas and the context are as clear as possible.
  • If you have never pitched or written before, let us know in your email and we can help you answer any questions you may have!

For our Fall 2023 open call, we would like to prioritize submissions that advocate for practices, actions, events, exhibitions, and artists who work towards building solidarity across cultural differences and decolonial ways of thinking, issues relating to land ownership, censorship of criticism and speech (both online and in the public realm), as well as affirmative actions that art and artists provide to a world in crisis.

2024 Submission Deadlines:

Ongoing. Please submit your pitches or drafts anytime. It may take 2-3 weeks to get a response, so we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!


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