Vol. 12 Poetry Special Issue Launch Hub

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Vol. 12 Poetry Special Issue Launch Party!


Welcome to the untethered vol. 12 Poetry Special Issue Virtual Launch Hub, the one stop shop for everything launch related!

Our brand new issue, Vol. 12, will be launched virtually on Zoom (link for registration here) on Wednesday, June 8th @ 7PM EST. RSVP to the event on Facebook to stay up to date!


When: Wednesday, June 8th@ 7PM EST.

Where: virtually on Zoom (link to register). Click here to RSVP to the Facebook event page!

Featured Readers

We’ve got an incredible reader line up for you this launch!

Featuring readings from Christine Wu, Kayleigh Cline, Vera Hadzic, Wren Jones, Lauren Prousky, Michael Russell, Jill Michelle, T. Best, Lana Crossman, Toast Wong, Kate Marshall Flaherty, McKenna James Boeckner, Sheri Doyle, Andrea Margaret Martineau and more!

Grab Your Copy of the New Issue

Vol. 12 On Sale For $15

This Poetry Special Issue includes new work from Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, T.  Best, McKenna James Boeckner, Kayleigh Cline, Lana Crossman, Sheri Doyle, Guy Elston, Rosa Fernandez, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Tea Gerbeza, Vera Hadzic, Wren Jones, Taidgh Lynch, S. Mahamud, Andrea Margaret Martineau, Jill Michelle, Pauline Peters, Lauren Prousky, Michael Russell, Dawn Steiner, Matthew Walsh, Fran Westwood, Toast Wong and Christine Wu.

Cover Art by Maia Stark

Raffle Prizes

Enter the untethered launch raffle now for your chance to win some amazing prizes! This year we’re doing things a little differently and raffling off some of the full-length volumes of work from past contributors.

Stay tuned for a full list of prizes to be won!

Raffle Tickets

Grab your raffle tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

1 Ticket for $2

3 Tickets for $5

Arms length of Tickets (15 tickets!!) for $10 (*BEST DEAL*)

Grab Back Issues at Special Launch Prices!

Any available back issue for ONLY $8 (shipping within Canada included)

Having a hard time deciding? Check out our back issue excerpts pages here!

Support untethered

We are an independent literary magazine and receive no external funding. We only exist because of the amazing support we receive from incredible readers like you!

Selling issues and raffle tickets at our live launches was the way we made back the majority of our funds to print future issues.

We know the pandemic has hit us all hard, and we are not exempt. All donations of any amount are greatly appreciate and help us keep doing what we’re doing!

Don’t Fret!

While we encourage everyone to gather virtually and celebrate the launch of this issue at the live event, we understand that life is pretty unpredictable right now. If you can’t attend the live launch you will be able to access the video on YouTube and Facebook even after the event has ended.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Submissions Closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration in vol.13!

We are so excited to read your work!

If your work is accepted, you will hear from us by July 2022.

Due to the incredible volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to contact those who haven’t been chosen for inclusion.

Thank you for your patience while we review submissions.

Vol. 12 Poetry Special Issue Virtual Launch

Hello lovely humans!

Vol. 12, Poetry Special Issue is HOT OFF THE PRESS and we are excited to announce we will be holding a virtual launch via Zoom to celebrate all the incredible contributors included in this new little gem of a volume.

The launch, taking place on Wednesday, June 8th 7 – 9PM EST will feature live and pre-recorded readings from over twelve Vol. 12 contributors and as always we will be holding our coveted raffle draw, but this time with a twist. Instead of raffling subscriptions and back issues to our fellow lit mags, we are raffling off some very generously donated full-length volumes from past contributors.

Head on over to the Vol. 12 Launch Hub here to check out all that we have planned for you and put us in your calendar now! Really. Right now. Do it. You don’t want to miss this event!

You must register for the event in order to attend. You can do so here.

Vol. 12 is currently on sale for a sweet, sweet discount (ONLY $15!) if you buy your copy before June 1st. Click here to grab yours today! It’s just so darn beautiful!

We also have some super exciting news to share re: in-person events!

We’re BACK BABY! We’ll be hosting an IN-PERSON celebration of all things untethered on Wednesday, June 15th (one week after the virtual event) at The Supermarket Bar (Augusta Ave, Toronto) from 7-10 PM. The event will include readings from contributors spanning all twelve of our past issues and EIGHT years of untethered, sales on all of our pandemic-produced issues AND an hour-long open mic after the scheduled readings finished. We are just finalizing some last details before we share the event but put THAT in your calendar too!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Vol. 12 Cover Reveal!

VOL. 12 COVER REVEAL!

Cover art by Maia Stark

Vol. 12 features poems by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, T. Best, McKenna James Boeckner, Kayleigh Cline, Lana Crossman, Sheri Doyle, Guy Elston, Rosa Fernandez, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Tea Gerbeza, Vera Hadzic, Wren Jones, Taidgh Lynch, S. Mahamud, Andrea Margaret Martineau, Jill Michelle, Pauline Peters, Lauren Prousky, Michael Russell, Dawn Steiner, Matthew Walsh, Fran Westwood, Toast Wong, and Christine Wu.

Order your copy of our limited print run, poetry special issue today! What are you waiting for? 

Stay tuned for details for the vol. 12 online launch!

DEADLINE EXTENDED for themed issue


untethered’s very first themed submission call wants your HELP-inspired manifestations.

Submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual artwork and those strange beings in-between that explore the theme of HELP are welcomed from April 1 – May 15th.

We recently updated our submission guidelines. Please read them over here before you submit.

We can’t wait to read your work!

Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Christine Wu

Meet Christine Wu! Christine’s poems, “At the Friendship Store,” “How to Speak Home,” and “Before Putting in an Offer on that Old House,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Christine describes “Before Putting an Offer in on That Old House” in 12 words or less:
“When house hunting becomes a grief exercise”

How Christine describes “How to Speak Home” in 12 words or less:
“Locating what gets lost in translation”

How Christine describes “At the Friendship Store” in 12 words or less:
“How to navigate the past by visiting a familiar, unfamiliar place”

Christine Wu is a Chinese-Canadian poet whose work has appeared in various publications including The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review and Contemporary Verse 2. Originally from the West Coast, she now makes her home in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is working on a full-length poetry collection.

 

Pre-order your copy of our limited run poetry special issue now!
 
Don’t forget! Submissions for our next issue, themed “Help,” are open until May 1st.

Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Toast Wong

Meet Toast Wong! Toast’s poems, “triptych to the dynamics of failure, 2nd ed.” and “for ml”, will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12.

How Toast describes these poems in 12 words or less:
“two eulogies: for a friend and a future”

Toast Wong is an activist, engineer and butch idiot living in Toronto, Ontario. Growing up on the Credit River, she writes about diaspora and gender, divorce and science with a lack of regard for her physical integrity. Sometimes, late at night, you can see her drive like an asshole in the west end.

 

Pre-order your copy of our limited run poetry special issue now!
 
Don’t forget! Submissions for our next issue, themed “Help,” are open until May 1st.

Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Fran Westwood

Meet Fran Westwood! Fran’s poems, “Pacing,” “What I think and think of, drawing me to the edge,” and “On Forgiveness,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12. 

How Fran describes “Pacing” in 12 words or less:
“I speak the language / but have not arrived at healing. I no longer think that we arrive”

How Fran describes “What I think and think of, drawing me to the edge” in 12 words or less:
“That we will never find a house. A plot to fill the edges in. To root in. Real ground.”

How Fran describes “On Forgiveness” in 12 words or less:
“the endless muscle of water holding worlds / of hurt—I’ve always wanted to be held like this”

Fran Westwood is an emerging Canadian poet whose work was shortlisted for the Room 2020 poetry prize, nominated for a 2021 Best of the Net award, and has been published or is forthcoming in various journals. Fran writes, grows vegetables and works in mental health and addictions in Guelph, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. You can find her on Instagram at @fran.westwood.

 

Pre-order your copy of our limited run poetry special issue now!
 
Don’t forget! Submissions for our next issue, themed “Help,” are open until May 1st.

 

 

Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Matthew Walsh

Meet Matthew Walsh! Matthew’s poem, “Sobriety For Me is Like San Francisco,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12!

How Matthew describes this poem in 12 words or less:
“I lost my Weldon Kees”

Matthew Walsh is a poet from Nova Scotia. Their first poetry book, These are not the potatoes of my youth, came out in 2019, followed by a chapbook from Anstruther Press in 2021. They are @croonjuice on Twitter.

 

Pre-order your copy of our limited run poetry special issue now!
 
Don’t forget! Submissions for our next issue, themed “Help,” are open until May 1st.