About

Montréal Serai is a not-for-profit webzine focused on arts, culture and politics. We began as a local theatre and arts collective that went on to produce a print magazine. Montréal Serai  aims to stretch the margins with thoughtful essays, reviews, commentaries, short stories, poems, artwork, videos, music and much more. Neither strictly local, nor only current affairs, we hope to provide an alternative perspective that goes beyond mainstream concerns. We have had over 400 contributors from all over the world in our 30 year existence and an ever-increasing subscription base. Based in Montreal, Canada,  Montréal Serai  is recognized as a premier space in which both emerging and established writers and artists may engage.

For Submission guidelines, please check the submissions tab.

 


Montréal Serai has recently (Dec 2014) begun testing out the possibilities of advertising revenues through Google AdSense, in order to defray the costs of putting out the not-for-profit webzine. The nature of the advertisements are dynamic and based on both the content of the site as well as the site visitor’s previous viewing history. In keeping with its submissions policies, Montréal Serai  maintains it’s commitment to avoid advertising violent or sexually explicit material or material that  does not respect human dignity or offends minorities on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities or personal beliefs. We have been continually filtering the ads and trying to block any that do not conform to the mandate of Montréal Serai . We invite our readership to inform us of any advertisement that they come across on our site that they believe does not suit Montréal Serai‘s mandate.
Feedback can be sent to edit@montrealserai.com

 

 

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $20.0 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada.

 

Serai is a Persian word which means ‘resting place’ or a ‘place of transience’ for a traveler. Founded in 1986, Montréal Serai is an arts magazine that publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and reviews of film, music, art, exhibitions, theater and dance.

 


Contributors

Andréanne Bouchard
Abby Lippman
Abou Farmaian
Adam Black
Adele Shtern
Aida Sameer
Amir Hodhod
Amit Srivastava
Amrita Choudhury
Ana Maria Pavela
Andre Gunder Frank
Andrew J Hill
Andris Karklins
Anisha Dutt
Anna Fuerstenberg
Anne Cimon
Anne Dubrofsky
Anne Henderson
Antoine Bustros
Anushree Varma
Arjun Janah
Armen Georgian
Ashoke Dasgupta
Asoke Chakravarty
Avrom Shtern
Aziz Choudry
Barbara Lefcowitz
Bernard Miller
Blair Ewing
Breanna Myles
Brian Campbell
Brian Michael Barbieto
Brigitte Schulze
Bryan Sentes
Bulbul Mankani
C D Cunha
Carlos Ferrand
Carmen Cordero Amores
Carmine Starnino
Catherine Watson
Charlotte Hussey
Cheryl Neill
Chris Velan
Christopher Barnes
Claudia Itzkowich
Cynthia Fuchs
Cyril Dabydeen
Daniel Goldsmith
Darren Ell
David Duchow
David Fennario
David Fletcher
David Gates
David McNally
David Ryback
David Solway
Dawn McSweeney
Dean Serravalle
Deena Roskies
Deirdre Silverman
Dimitri Roussopoulos
Dinh Le Doan
Dolores Chew
Dominic Boudreault
Dominique Normand
Doreen Vanderstoop
Doris Bouffard
Dorit Dornier
Dr. Pramod Dhakal
Durga Chew-Bose
Dvora Levin
Edgardo “Gar” Morales
Eduardo Galeano
Ehab Lotayef
Ellen Gabriel
Emily Abendroth
Emma French
Emmanuel Ortiz
Endre Farkas
Faraz Sarwat
Father Gaston Roberge
Federico Hidalgo
Fortner Anderson
Freda Guttman
Frederic Plourde
Gabrielle Mathews
Gary Beck
Gary Johnson
George Vassiadis
Ghassan Bishara
Glynis Humphrey
Graham Knight
Graziella Malagoni
Greg Crockatt
Greta Hofmann Nemiroff
Henrick de Pagter
Hillel Kagan
Homa Hoodfar
Hossam Bahgat
Howard Karlitz
Iain Maloney
Ian McDonald
Ilona Martonfi
Imtiaz Alam
Irene Johnson
Irene Kon
J L Jackson
J Loewenstein
Jacqueline Fortson
James D. Cockcroft
James Oscar
Janet Lumb
Jason Botkin
Jaspreet Singh
Jayanta Guha
Jeanne Sindic
Jeffrey Aarles
Jesse Klein
Jody Freeman
Johanne Nielsen
John Bradley
John Carter
John D Devine
John Lacny
John Molto Fretz
Jooneed Khan
Jordan Dessertine
Jorge Cancino
Joshua Rapp Learn
Joshua Tanzer
Joy Moore
Joyce Arthur
Joyce Valbuena
Juan Fernández Gonzalez
Julian Samuel
Juliana Keller
Julie Bruck
Julie Mahfood
K. Gandhar Chakravarty
Kaie Kellough
Kamalinee
Kane Faucher
Kate Browne
Kayhan Irani
Keena
Ken McGoogan
Lawrence Walker
Leopold Plotikg
Lesley Pasquin
Liam Durcan
Linda Leith
Ling Yuen
Lingling Geng
Lisa Foster
Liza Sokolovskaya
Lorrie Beauchamp
Louise Carson
Louise Dessertine
Louise Drouin
Lucien Francoeur
Luigi Monteferrante
Lyne Lapointe
M A Qadeer
M Chossudovsky
M K Ajay
Maha el Marraghi
Mahmood Mamdani
Mahmoud Darwish
Malcolm Guy
Malcolm Reid
Mara Grey
Maria Al-Masani
Maria Cuervo
Maria Durana
Maria Worton
Marianne Ackerman
Marie Boti
Marie Thérèse Blanc
Mark Antony Krupa
Mark Goldfarb
Mark Kingwell
Mark Silverman
Martha Chaves
Martyn Bryant
Mary Ellen Davis
MaryCarl Guiao
Matt Jones
Matthew Soule
Maya Khankhoje
Megan Tolbert
Meghri Doumanian
Mehdi Naïmi
Merrianne Couture
Michael Albert
Michael Bryson
Michael Fish
Michael Little
Michael Neumann
Mick Collins
Mike Wozniewki
Miles Weinstein
Mirella Bontempo
Nadine Ltaif
Naghmeh Sharifi
Najat Rahman

Nalini Johnson

Nancy Ferragallo
Naomi Bellos
Nasrin Himada
Neilesh Bose
Nelsy Massoud
Nicholas Hamel
Nick Foster
Nicolas Messenger
Nigel Thomas
Nilambri Ghai
Niranjana Iyer
Norman Nawrocki
Oleg Dergachov
Orissa Arend
Orville Lloyd Douglas
Paris Elizabeth Sea
Parnab Mukherjee
Pat Osborne
Patrick Barnard
Patrick Bolland
Patty Lynne Herlevi
Paul Hawkins
Paul Hellyer
Paul Manly
Paul Serralheiro
Paul Wilson
Paula Friedman
Paula Nechak
Persheng Vaziri
Peter Fourie
Peter Martin
Peter McEwan
Peter Scowen
Peter Such
Pharaoh
Philip Tinkler
Pietro Ferrua
Prasun Lala
Priyanka Borpujari
Prospero Saiz
R Bahramitash
R.A. Rosenstone
Rana Bose
Rana Ockaili
Rawi Hage
Ray McGinnis
Raymond Furlotte
Renate Lindeman
Renée Duval
Richard Swift
Rima Banerji
Robert Blincoe
Robert D. Walker
Robert J. Lewis
Robert Knight
Robert Paquin
Roberto Perezdiaz
Robin MacKinnon
Roger Jochym
Rola Haramouche
Rona Altrows
Ronit Milo
Rosalind Hampton
Rosemany Ahtuangaruak
Ruth Conniff
Ruwantissa Abeyratne
S. Nadja Zajdman
Sam Boskey
Sam Noumoff
Samia Costandi
Samuel Herzoi
Sana Khawaja Saeed
Sandra Levy
Saqib Mausoof
Sarah Ghazal Khaliqi
Savannah Stewart
Savita Singh
Scott Hammond
Scott Weinstein
Sean Dowd
Sean Healy
SéKAI SéKAI
Serena Sial
Shailja Patel
SHAM
Shane Allison
Shane Neilson
Shanti Kumari Johnson
Sharon Bourke
Sharon Zajdman
Sheila Kristinnson
Shelley Miller
Sheniz Janmohamed
Shree Mulay
Shubhobroto Ghosh
Shyamal Bagchee
Simon Van Vliet
Stan Gray
Stan Swamy
Stefan Christoff
Stella Pace
Stephen B. Hawkins
Steven Zylbergold
Subir Das
Suheir Hammad
Sujata Dey
Sundus Abdul Hadi
Susan Dubrofsky
Suzanne Côté
Sylvia Goldfarb
Talleen Hacikyan
Tamara Nazywalski
Tania Nesterovsky
Tanya Kaur Bindra
Tapan Kumar Bose
Tara Atluri
Tariq Jeeroburkhan
Terrie Schauer
Tia Sarkar
Tisha Srivastav
Tobias Rose-Stockwell
Tomas
Tomas Ramirez
Uday Khankhoje
Urs Steiner
Van Jones
Vanaja Dhruvarajan
Veena Gokhale
Vithal Rajan
Waïl S. Hassan
Warren Allmand
William Blum
Y Loyola-Nazareth
Yahia Lababidi
Yung-chien Lew
Yvonne Bird