Call for Proposals and Peer-Reviewers

Contemporary Kanata Third Edition


“Contemporary Kanata wants you!

Contemporary Kanata is an undergraduate journal aiming to publish quality bilingual research in the social sciences and humanities about Canada. Our vision involves efforts to decolonize knowledge and scholarship within the field of Canadian Studies, and we hope to publish pieces and articles that centre the voices of the misrepresented and the underrepresented groups. We are open to submissions in a variety of formats and fields. You can read more about us HERE. To see previous issues from Contemporary Kanata read HERE.

There are two ways to showcase your abilities with Contemporary Kanata.



We are open to abstracts from all undergraduate students and ask that abstracts clearly outline the premises and arguments of your piece. You may have a piece of writing already written that you wish to submit an abstract for (such as an assignment that you previously submitted for class, provided it has already been graded and returned to you), or you may draft an abstract proposing a topic that you plan to write about in the near future. Note this is a call for abstracts to discuss key themes, groups, events, places, or people connected to Canada. Abstracts are not only for papers but also alternative epistemologies such as cartoons, poetry, visual essays, memoirs, personal essays, blog posts, or another creative non-fiction. Our team encourages you to submit a medium and story that you are most passionate about.

Currently, we are not accepting finished copies of your piece, only submit an abstract. Please apply on our website. You must register on our website to submit your abstract.

Abstracts are due on February 17th, 2023.



Contemporary Kanata is committed to using an anonymous peer review process to ensure that all works have clarity and no errors. We invite students and professors from a variety of academic fields to consult on drafts of articles. Peer Review is a low-commitment extracurricular that exposes you to new areas of scholarship. Participation is anonymous and an objective feedback process, giving constructive criticism on pieces relative to your own interests and studies. If you are interested, please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Looking forward to hearing from you! 

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Our team is very excited to get started on our third issue!”