Half a Grapefruit

Since 2017

About Us

We are an online publication based in Toronto and St. John’s. 

We publish writing from all over Canada on a rolling basis.

How to Submit

Send your writing in a single file to hgfmag.submit@gmail.com with your name and the number of pieces you’re submitting in the subject heading. Your bio should be in third person and no more than one sentence.

There’s no word limit, but please give us something short! No more than one piece over 750 words, and four pieces max under 750 words (ex. one story max / four poems max).

Please include text description for images and/or video submissions. Submissions have to be unpublished (personal blogs are fine). We are a Canadian only publication (you do not need a citizenship to submit). 

We give priority to BIPOC writers. If you want to let us know that you are BIPOC, we will extend you that priority.


Half a Grapefruit Magazine is a volunteer-run non-profit magazine. We set up a PayPal Pool to fund our operational expenses. We appreciate everyone’s support! 

Lily Wang

is the author of Saturn Peach.

Juliana Young

lives in St. John’s, where their furniture is made of cardboard.

Natalina Halas

will one day learn how to play—and hopefully own—a handpan.

Adrienne Cheng

click and types on a computer to make things. Also a former Blingee.com user.

Maxwell Koyama

can and will name every country in the world.

Winnie Wang

Graphic Designer (former contributor)