Issue 3.1 Launch Party

We’re getting ready to take over the Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton Street) once again on Wednesday, August 17th at 7pm and we are so excited for you to get a look inside this issue and listen to some readings by some of our amazing contributors! Readers include Trevor Abes, Victoria Butler, William Kemp, Karen Mulhallen, and Anjalee Nadarajan.

We will be selling copies of our new issue for a special launch price of only $10! Back issues will be available for $5, so make sure you bring cash!

We will also have our beloved and always fabulous raffle, featuring prizes from some cool literary places, as well as a special prize — a print by our fabulous featured artist, Zoé Fortier!

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untethered issue 3.1 cover art, “I’m a Swan” by Zoé Fortier.

we need your help!

Hey friends! We’re working away to put together our FIFTH issue of untethered and we’re so excited to show you some of the ridiculously amazing work we will be featuring in this issue.

We need your help to make this issue the best it can be, as you know printing books is a bit of a pricey endeavour — any amount you would be able to donate to help us with printing costs and paying our amazing contributors would be greatly appreciated!

Click here to donate!

Call for submissions

Hey all you amazing writers and artists,

We miss you! It’s that time of year again, our reading period will begin shortly. Please send us your fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, visual art, and photography by Sunday, June 26th, 2016 to be considered for our upcoming summer issue!

 

You kids are cool. Here are some launch photos.

Thanks so much for coming out last night! We had so much fun (and quite literally laughed and cried our way through the entire night) and we hope you did too. Thank you to our amazing readers for taking us on an emotional roller coaster this fine February eve, and thank you to our amazing volunteers: Jack and Mike at the untethered table and Danielle and Michael at the art table, as well as one of our amazing contributors AND readers, Rasiqra Revulva, also at the art table, always and forever our amazing, raffle ticket hustling fairy gawdmother, Lesley Kenny, and of course, our fabulous untethered photographer, Julia Heximer.

We still have some copies left, so if you didn’t get a chance to grab a copy at the launch, send us an email and we can get one into your hands!

Now, please enjoy some sweet photos.

 

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Oh heeeeeey!

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The amazing Christopher Doda working his heavy metal magic on the crowd.

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Terri Favro teaching us how to draw a man, and how to be naked women.

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Simina Banu shares her hilarious interpretation of a conversation with the infamous “Google” as it tries to tell her what she really means.

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Stephanie McKechnie charming the crowd!

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One of our favourite humans, Jason Paradiso, reads from his collection of poetry, Cut Lines & Pulled Quotes, which he will be reading from again THIS Sunday, February 21st at 3 p.m. at Draft Reading Series, hosted at The Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen St. E. — EAST end, friends!)! Don’t miss it!

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(break time)

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It’s raffle time again!

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Why does this keep happening (it’s not rigged, we swear — our families just buy a lot of tickets).

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Shannon Page reading from her story, “Three Photographs”!

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Rasiqra Revulva, knocking our fuzzy socks off.

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Nicole Haldoupis, gushing over Jason’s baby (you know he’s a dad now? Congratulations Jason and Kara, and baby Finn!).

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Arina Kharlamova, making us all cry to finish off the night. Thanks for the feels, girl.

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Let’s draw again…

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Our amazing sound person, Evan! Thanks Evan!

Winter Issue Launch Just 6 Days Away! Here’s a Sneak Peek!

It’s going to be our chillest, our coolest, our sexiest launch yet! You don’t want to miss this!

Where: Supermarket Restaurant and Bar in Kensington (268 Augusta Avenue)

When: February 17th @ 7 p. m.

What to expect:
• readings by contributors
• raffle prizes from Echolocation, The Fiddlehead, Filling Station, Prairie Fire, The Quilliad, QWERTY, Room MagazineShameless Magazine, Taddle Creek and more!
• cash bar
• artwork exhibited and for sale by our feature artist, tyson john atkings and one of our issue contributors and featured reader, Rasiqra Revulva (bring cash!)
• copies of our NEW winter issue for sale for $12 (AND copies of our last issue for $10 OR pick up both for just $20!)

Wanna see a sneak peek?

Have a look at our Vol. 2.2 excerpts page for a little piece of what’s in store when you finally open up the new issue!

 

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one of the many tyson john atkings pieces available to purchase at the launch!

 

less than two weeks until we launch 2.2…

… and we can’t believe how quickly this is all happening! It feels like yesterday that we were reading through submissions and now we’ve got a proof copy in hand… and we can’t wait to show you how great all of the work in this issue is!

We have an AMAZING lineup of readers, as well as some super swell raffle prizes that you know you want to win, including prizes from QWERTYThe FiddleheadShameless MagazineEcholocation, filling Station, Prairie Fire, Taddle Creek, Room Magazine, The Quilliad, and more!

Featured Readers

imageSimina Banu is a Canadian poet. Originally from Romania, she is an outsider investigator of the oddities that inhabit the English language—from its strange punctuation, to its accidental musicality, to its meanings, unconfined by the structure of words, wandering and irretrievable. Her first chapbook, where art, was published by words(on)pages in 2015.

 

 

 


 

Christopher Doda

 

 

 

Christopher Doda is a poet, editor and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of two collections of poems, Among Ruins and Aesthetics Lesson, and is the Series Editor for the annual Best Canadian Essays.


 

 

Terri FavroPublished in numerous literary magazines and shortlisted for the 2013 CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize, Terri Favro is the author of the novella The Proxy Bride and co-creator with artist Ron Edding of the Bella graphic novel series. Her recent work includes a story in the 2016 Steampunk anthology, Clockwork Canada, and two novels upcoming in 2017: Sputnik’s Daughter (ECW) and Once Upon A Time In West Toronto (Inanna). Terri is currently working on a non-fiction book about the private world of robots. She blogs at terrifavro.ca


 

Arina KharlamovaArina Kharlamova writes. Sometimes, she performs. She’s really happy all of you are here today, in February, the worst month of months (unless you’re celebrating your birthday, which is acceptable, I guess) to celebrate writing and cool people and cool people writing. Find her on Twitter @akharlamova. She knows her last name is really long but she’s not sorry.


 

Shannon PageShannon Page is originally from Cobble Hill, British Columbia. She holds a BA in Classics and English from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently an MA student in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto.


 

Jason Paradiso

 

 

 

 

Jason Paradiso is a poet/writer/editor who considers himself some sort of an artist, too. His name/work has appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines. His on-going collection of poetry, Cut Lines & Pulled Quotes, is created with rearranged and out of context clippings from dated periodicals.


 

Rasiqra RevulvaRasiqra Revulva is a Toronto-based writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, performer, and Databat. In 2010, she was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Prize; in 2014, she was named a runner-up in the First Annual Jane Lumley Prize; and in 2015, she was named a finalist in untethered’s First Poetry Contest, and awarded an Emerging Writers Mentorship through Diaspora Dialogues. Her work has most recently been published in The Puritancarte blanche, and The Pickled Body; and is pending publication byuntetheredSewer Lid, and Filling Station. Her debut chapbook “Cephalopography” will be released by words(on)pages in autumn of 2016.


 

Michael RussellMichael Russell is a 25 year old queer poet who is working on his first collection. He lives in Toronto. In his spare time he likes to read and write and participate in random nonsense. His work has appeared in The Quilliad and QDA: A Queer Disability Anthology. seamlessyesterdays.tumblr.com/