It’s that time again! For issue 12, we’re mixing things up a bit! We’re super excited to announce that our next issue will be a special POETRY issue! Our current submission period welcomes submissions of poetry and visual art, or pieces that blend the two mediums!
Submissions open tomorrow, September 10, until October 10.
Meet Sara Wilson! Sara’s poems, “The Rushes Dried” and “Gag,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Sara describes these poems in 12 words or less:
A pair of poems: how gorgeous destruction; how gross to create.
Sara Wilson is a graduate of Vancouver Island University, with a BA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including Dinosaur Porn, Sharkasaurus!, White Stag, NoD, Existere, Qwerty, Ottawa Arts Review, and Event. She is a Red Seal Sheet Metal Journeyman, a terrible birdwatcher, and a ukulele enthusiast.
Meet Allison Whittenberg! Allison’s poem, “lag,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Allison describes this poem in 12 words or less: “Lag” is a poem about having the experience, but missing the meaning.
Allison Whittenberg is a Philadelphia native who has a global perspective. If she wasn’t an author, she’d be a private detective or a jazz singer. She loves reading about history, decorating, and true crime. Her novels include The Carnival of Reality, Sweet Thang, Hollywood and Maine, Life is Fine, Tutored, and The Sane Asylum.
Meet Andrew J. Simpson! Andrew’s short story, “Delusions of Grandeur,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Andrew describes this piece in 12 words or less: A one ton banana will weigh on your mind.
Andrew J. Simpson is the author of Heaven’s Gone to Hell and The Big Picture. His work has appeared in The New Quarterly, The Ottawa Citizen, Scrivener’s Review, among others, and he is a regular contributor to Feathertale Review. He is currently working on a fictional history of the animal kingdom, as well as documenting a coup attempt by a certain well-known mouse who doubles as a corporate logo.
Meet Sinead Mary Ryan! Sinead’s short story, “The Secret of Eternal Beauty,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Sinead describes this piece in 12 words or less: Find out the secret of eternal beauty in Sinead Ryan’s story.
Sinead Mary Ryan was born in Limerick, Ireland. After graduating from Maynooth University, she worked as cabin crew in Amman, Jordan before beginning her career as a primary school teacher. She loves to travel and has lived and taught in Dublin, Cairo, Hull, and Dubai. She spent over twelve years in the middle east. She recently completed a Master of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. Her writing has been published in Silver Apples Magazine and the Irish Independent newspaper.
Meet Jessica Anne Robinson! Jessica’s poems, “lemon peels” and “learning portuguese in pieces,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Jessica describes these poems in 12 words or less: Two types of grief, two types of endings, and what comes next.
Jessica Anne Robinson is a Toronto writer and, more tellingly, a Libra. Her poetry has been featured in anthologies and literary journals nationally and internationally, including SAND Journal, After the Pause, The Hart House Review, and Room Magazine. She curates a weekly poetry series for Fare Well design house. You can find her anywhere @hey_jeska
Meet Anna Ralph! Anna’s work of nonfiction, “Eulogy II,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.!
How Anna describes this piece in 12 words or less: When grief’s grip finally loosens, what are you left with?
Anna Ralph is a writer and storyteller currently living in Montreal, Quebec and she’s probably drinking a coffee right now. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Concordia University. Her prose explores life’s syrupy sweet nostalgia and its sharp inevitabilities. You can find her work scattered across the internet, if you look in the right places.
Meet Geoff Pevlin! Our upcoming issue will feature three of Geoff’s flash fiction pieces!
How Geoff describes these pieces in 12 words or less: “The Concept of Ownership”: Can a home invader shift Hubbard’s rigid belief system? “Classifieds”: After three decades, Frank makes an astonishing discovery in the classifieds. “Sense of Urgency”: Will Hubbard ever sell his shitty self-published books? Time is running out.
Geoff Pevlin is a writer, designer, editor, and innkeeper from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His works appear in Best Canadian Poetry, Arc, Riddle Fence, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. Check out his work at www.GeoffPevlin.com
Meet A.A. Parr! A.A.’s poem, “Making Mountains,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1!
How A.A. describes this poem in 12 words or less: A reflection held of summer love, in honeyed light of evening.
A. A. Parr is a writer, artist, and entrepreneur who calls both Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto home. She holds a Specialised Honours BFA from York University and is the Founder and Managing Editor of Type A Media, publishing fresh, diverse voices from Northern Ontario and beyond. She is the author of What Lasts Beyond the Burning (Nightingale & Sparrow Press, 2020) and a weekly poetry series written for and about strangers, I Wrote You This Poem (Channillo.com). Her creative works have been seen on stages, in galleries, and in print throughout North America over the past two decades. In her work, she seeks to explore difficult themes in an attempt to shine a necessary light into our darkest crevices. For more information on her creative works, please visit www.aaparr.wixsite.com/ourghosts
Meet Hana Mason! Our upcoming issue 6.1 will feature three of Hana’s pieces: two poems (“Sikome Lake” and “Still-life in the Diagnostic Imaging Wing”) and one short story (“Horse Politics”)!
How Hanna describes these pieces in 12 words or less: “Sikome Lake”: Enjoy a swim and a popsicle while you ruminate on body image. “Still-life in the Diagnostic Imaging Wing”: Lay still and breathe deep; brain scans reveal more than grey matter. “Horse Politics”: Dispatches on grief, oatmeal, and horses’ social dramas from a lonely ranch.
Hana Mason is a Victoria-based writer from Calgary. Her work has appeared in Riddle Fence, The Minola Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. This is her first poetry publication.