Riddle Fence is a Newfoundland and Labrador-based journal of arts and culture, published three times yearly. We endeavour to publish high quality fiction, non-fiction, poetry, artwork and anything else that fits on paper and punches above its own artistic weight.
So what are we looking for? Simply amazing fiction, non-fiction, poetry and visual art. We only accept previously unpublished work. We license first North American serial rights.
For fiction and non-fiction, our suggested maximum word count is 5,000 words, but if it’s brilliant and a bit longer, we just might go with it.
For non-fiction, we’re looking for essays on the arts or on particular artists, or on aspects of “culture” and “art” as an idea or as a specific practice. In-depth book reviews. Interviews with artists of all disciplines.
Creative non-fiction with a strong narrative drive. What aren’t we looking for? Travel writing, re-told folklore or academic essays. Your best bet? Read some back issues of Riddle Fence, and you’ll quickly get an idea of what we publish.
For visual art: 300 dpi minimum. We do publish colour, but we also love, love, love black and white.
When submitting, please make sure your submission goes to the right e-mail address: