Spring issue launch in one week!

We’re launching our newest issue in one week and we can’t wait for you to see/touch/smell it with us!

Where: Supermarket in Kensington (268 Augusta Ave)

When: Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm

What to expect:
• readings by André Babyn, sarah duignan, Hedieh Mehdi Zadeh Kashani, Cassidy McFadzean, Christine Ottoni, and Rasiqra Revulva.
• raffle prizes from Brick, The Fiddlehead, Words on Pages, Taddle Creek, prints by Robin Richardson of Minola Reviewand more!
• cash bar
• copies of our NEW issue for sale for $10 (launch exclusive deal) AND copies of our back issues for $5

Reader Profiles

Andre Babyn

André Babyn’s work has appeared in Maisonneuve, Bad Nudes, The Fanzine, Hobart, Grain Magazine – the Journal of Eclectic Writing, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Adam Penn Gilders Scholarship in Creative Writing, and in 2010 he won the Norma Epstein Award for Creative Writing. He recently obtained his master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Toronto, and he serves as the fiction editor of The Puritan.


Sarah Duignan is a Toronto-based writer and PhD candidate at McMaster University in the Department of Anthropology. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in untethered, Coping Cont’d, The Quilliad, Leaf Garden Press, and blue skies poetry.


Hedieh Mehdi Zadeh Kashani is originally from Tehran, Iran but moved to Toronto to do a master’s degree in English and diaspora studies. She once won a poetry contest by default on the grounds of being the sole contestant. She wrote about the moon and was presented with a 4GB USB flash drive that she still uses to this day.


Cassidy McFadzean is the author of Hacker Packer (M&S 2015), winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards and a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Cassidy recently moved to Toronto where she is at work on a second collection.


Christine Ottoni is a writer based in Toronto. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor of arts degree in English and philosophy and then went on to study at the Humber School for Writers. She was short-listed for PEN Canada’s nomination for the 2016 PEN International New Voices Award.

Rasiqra Revulva

Rasiqra Revulva is a Toronto-based writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, performer, and Databat. In 2016, she began an Emerging Writers Mentorship through Diaspora Dialogues, which she is currently completing. Her debut chapbook Cephalopography was published by Words on Pages in October 2016. Find out more at @rasiqra_revulva, andwww.rasiqrarevulva.com.

Issue 3.2 Launch and Excerpts

We have exciting news! We’ll be launching our new issue on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm at Supermarket in Kensington (268 Augusta Ave) — stay tuned for details!

In the mean time, check out some sweet excerpts from issue 3.2 — new work by Paul Carlucci, Lindsay Kiesman, Amanda Earl, Credence McFadzean, C. Isa Lausas, and Ellie Sawatsky, as well as some amazing pieces by issue 3.2 artist, Anouk Wolse.

Brand New Issue 3.2 Hot Off the Press!


Want to get your hands on one of these beauts while they’re still hot off the press? Pre-order your very own copy of the BRAND NEW issue here!

Only $12 (+shipping). Just click “Vol. 3.2” to be directed to our PayPal checkout page!

Contributors in this issue include André Babyn, Paul Carlucci, sarah duignan, Amanda Earl, MW Jaeggle, Hedieh Mehdi Zadeh Kashani, Lindsay Kiesman, C. Isa Lausas, Amy LeBlanc, Danica Lorer, Lorette C. Luzajic, Brandon Marlon, Cassidy McFadzean, Credence McFadzean, Christine Ottoni, Andrew Michael Petrucci, Rasiqra Revulva, Ellie Sawatzky, Paddy Scott, Clay Thistleton, Erin Emily Ann Vance, and Changming Yuan.

untethered at LitBang!

Guess who’s at LitBang! (hint: we are!)

There’s only one week left of National Poetry Month, and that is just enough time for you to get to the amazing literary pop up shop at 982 Queen Street West (open until the end of April) to pick up copies of untethered at special LitBang! prices — only $10 for our latest issue, and $5 for one of the last remaining copies of our back issues! We’re excited to have found a home here alongside some other great publications, such as The Feathertale Review, Taddle Creek, Broken Pencil, CAROUSEL, Poetry is Dead, and more. Don’t miss it!


A New Way to Donate!

It’s that time again! We are gearing up for the printing of our brand new issue and need you!

We are pleased to announce that as of today we are now offering you a new and simple way to help us out. You can now donate to untethered on a monthly basis by using the links below (no buttons or menus are available at the moment because of some frustrating technical difficulties).

Why monthly, you ask? We are an independent literary journal, completely funded by our readers and other patrons of the arts. We are so appreciative of the support we have received in the past from our generous readers, but we’ve realized that relying on spontaneous gifts ultimately makes further growth for untethered untenable.

Receiving smaller, but predictable, donations, rather than larger more sporadic gifts, will help our team accurately budget and plan for the future of untethered.  We will be able to slowly increase our annual budget, forecast our monthly cashflow, and know what expenses we can afford and when.

The most exciting news, is thanks to an amazing supporter of untethered and Canadian art initiatives, EVERY monthly donation we receive will be DOUBLED! So your gift will go twice as far!

We have a few goals that we have been trying to achieve over the past year, and every one of our readers that signs up to give a small monthly donation will enable us to reach them. With your help, we hope that soon we will be able to:

  • offer our contributors fair and competitive compensation for publication
  • accept and publish artists’ works in colour
  • print more copies of untethered for distribution outside of our launches
  • offer subscriptions and discounts to dedicated readers
  • host more literary events in the city
  • invest in improving our administrative processes (like using Submittable and hosting our own website) which will make submitting to untethered simpler, faster and more reliable

Not only is the most sustainable way for us to receive funding, but it also makes it much easier on you, our donors. Simply choose an affordable amount from the links below (you can always change it in the future)  and check out with PayPal. If you are usually inclined to give a large one-time or yearly donation, we urge you to break that down into smaller monthly installments—it might be the same to you but it makes a world of difference on our end.

To donate $10 a month, click here.

To donate $25 a month, click here.

To donate $50 a month, click here.

To donate $100 a month, click here.


If there’s an amount you would like to donate but don’t see it above, send us an email and we will custom make a link for you!

Thank you all for your continued support of untethered! We really couldn’t do this with without you! 



Call for Submissions

We’re always taking submissions and we’ve received so much great stuff already — thank you to everyone who has sent work our way! We’re starting to put together our upcoming Winter issue, and if you’d like your work to be considered for it please send us your short fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and visual art by Sunday, December 11th, 2016!