Legion Magazine is published six times a year by Canvet Publications Ltd. for a national readership composed of members of The Royal Canadian Legion and their families, as well as serving members of the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the general public. Among paid circulation magazines with national distribution, Legion Magazine has a paid circulation of 274,341 (September 2008).
Areas of coverage include military history, military and veterans affairs, policing issues, issues of concern to senior citizens, health, recreation, humour and current affairs of interest to a national audience. A large number of personal war-related and peacetime memoirs and diaries are used. Extensive coverage is also given to Legion functions and events, but these are handled by magazine staff or Legion correspondents.
Average article length is between 1,500 and 2,200 words, although stories as short as 600 and as long as 3,000 words are accepted on occasion. The magazine does not accept fiction, poetry, travel writing or simultaneous transmissions.
Manuscript fees for first North American serial rights range from $150 to $1,200, payable after final edit. For the right to post a selected article on the magazine’s Web site, the magazine pays the author 10 per cent of the manuscript fee.
Please note that the magazine often has a large backlog of unsolicited manuscripts, including numerous memoirs. Send a query letter before sending in an article. Persons submitting unsolicited manuscripts should be prepared to wait several months for a decision from the editors, and publication may be up to 20 months after acceptance.
For further details, authors are advised to review back issues of the magazine or visit the magazine’s website at www.legionmagazine.com. Sample copies are available on request.
Revised February 2009