Rhubarb is an independent, secular, not-for-profit magazine for the general reading public, published three times a year featuring the writing and visual images of diversely defined Mennonites: genetic, practicing, lapsed, wannabe, declined, or resistant.   Rhubarb accepts submissions from Non-Mennonites writing or making visual images about Mennonites.




Rhubarb is looking for contemporary art and writing of excellence. Writing should be clear, stimulating and persuasive without being didactic. Rhubarb publishes poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and short fiction, and images of two and three dimensional artwork. Rhubarb also publishes humour, interviews, book reviews, commentary and articles.

There are regular calls for our usually themed issues, but work in any form on any subject is welcome anytime.Please use the theme specific categories to submit theme-related work.

Rhubarb will publish The Dis/Abilty Issue June 2016, call for submissions closed March 1st. Essays on Mennonite Poetry edited by Ted Dyck, will be published in November, and the call for essays closes on May 1st. The first issue of 2017 will have Play as its theme, submissions will be accepted using Submittable beginning June 1 and close on October 1st.

No paper manuscripts or artwork will be returned. Electronic submissions are preferred as doc, docx, pdf jpeg, png, or tiff attachments. Email submissions will not be accepted after June 1st.

Thanks to our supporters, in particular the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Winnipeg Foundation and organizations and individual donors who support for our publishing program.

The views expressed by writers in the magazine are not necessarily those of the publisher.
Copyright remains with the writers and artists.

Rhubarb Publisher
Mennonite Literary Society