November 20, 2017
Natalie Dignam

Cartwheel is a new journal of criticism, poetry and prose headed by co-editors-in-chief Leslie Ammison and Reuben Canning-Finkel. The journal was started this semester, taking the place of Memorial University’s formal publication, the Paragon, which ran its last issue this past winter. Through December 1, Cartwheel will be accepting poetry, short stories, nonfiction personal essay, and critical essays. Memorial University students and non-students are welcome to submit.

Ammison and Canning-Finkel said they’ve had a “healthy” response to the new journal and have already had numerous submissions. The first issue, which will be printed in January or February, is not themed. Ammison said that Cartwheel is “leaning towards art-related pieces,” but otherwise is open to all styles, genres and topics of writing. There is no limit on the number of pieces you can submit.

Canning-Finkel said that the board is “looking to create something the submitter can feel proud of.” The first publication will only be in print, but a digital issue is a possibility in the future. Cartwheel’s graphic designer Jack Soucy created the journal’s logo and is working on the cover for the first issue.

Ammison and Canning-Finkel also said that Cartwheel is accepting critical essays and academic papers with a limit 2,000 words. The journal will follow a blind submission process, overseen by Submission Manager Ethan Lewis.

Check out Cartwheel’s Facebook page here.

Submission Guidelines:

Email your submissions to

.Docx or .PDF format

2,000 word limit

Please type your name on your submissions