Grain (magazine)

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Grain cover volume 39 issue 3.jpg
Grain Vol 39 Issue 3
Editor Rilla Freisen
Categories Literary magazine
Frequency Quarterly
Circulation 1,200
Publisher The Saskatchewan Writers' Guild
First issue 1973
Country Canada
Language Canadian English
ISSN 1491-0497

Grain is a Canadian literary magazine featuring poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and artwork. It is published quarterly by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild and is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Grain published its first issue in June 1973, a gestetner edition with stapled, taped bindings, and with cover art on a card-stock cover by a then new artist Joe Fafard. The first edition, edited by Ken Mitchell, Anne Szumigalski, and Caroline Heath included writings by Robert Kroetsch, George Bowering, Robert Currie, and John V. Hicks, and cost $1.00. A subscription cost $2 a year, or $5 for three years. This was the first of a series of semi-annual issues. In 1976, Grain began publishing three issues a year, and then in 1981, moved to its present quarterly - four issues a year - state. Over the years it has published many prominent poets and authors from Canada and abroad. Overall, approximately 3,000 pieces of writing and over 500 art images have been published.


Grain has had 11 editors in its 40-year history:

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Grain has featured many renowned and award-winning writers including:

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