New Issue (Vol. 5.2) Now Available!

It’s here! It’s here! It’s beautiful and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all!

Grab your copy of the new issue here, and watch the virtual launch of the issue here.

Check out excerpts from this issue here.

Vol 5.2 includes new writing by: Hilary Ball, Vannessa Barnier, Moni Brar, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Megan Cole, Triny Finlay, Katherine FitzHywel, Gabriela Halas, A. N. Higgins, Bashar Lulu Jabbour, Daze Jefferies, Margo LaPierre, Mike Madill, Deirdre Maultsaid, Khashayar Mohammadi, Sarah Ng, Michael Russell, Rachel Shabalin, Gillian Turnbull, Miriam Vaswani, Elizabeth Vondrak, and Jade Wallace. Artwork by Shreya Shruti.

Submissions Open Until March 15!

It’s that time again! Our current submission period welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, and those strange beings in between to be submitted from January 15th to March 15th, 2021. Click here to see our submission guidelines.

We can’t wait to read your work!

We launched our latest issue, vol. 5.2, on February 3rd, 2021! Check out the virtual launch here.

Grab a copy of the newest issue, vol. 5.2.

Past Contributor Reading Series: Carol Harvey Stetski

Today in the PCRS, Carol Harvey Stetski reads her poem “Losing Our Marbles” from issue 5.1!

Carol Harvey Steski’s debut poetry collection is forthcoming with NeWest Press in September 2021. Her poems have appeared in Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, untethered, Room, Prairie Fire, Freefall, Contemporary Verse 2 and on CBC Radio. Her work was featured in Winnipeg Transit’s “Poetry in Motion” program and twice a finalist in Freefall’s annual poetry contest. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter and works in corporate communications. Connect with her on Instagram:
@carolharveysteski and
Twitter: @charveysteski

Past Contributor Reading Series: Nadine Sander-Green

Today in the PCRS, Nadine Sander-Green reading an excerpt from “Whitehorse to Kathmandu” from issue 2.1!

Nadine Sander-Green grew up in Kimberley, B.C. She has spent the past fifteen years living and writing throughout British Columbia, the Yukon and Ontario. She has worked as the editor for a small-town newspaper, a legislative reporter, a circus coach, and a hiking guide for cruise ship passengers.

In 2015 Nadine won the PEN Canada New Voices Award for writers under 30. She recently completed her MFA from the University of Guelph and is finishing her first novel, Little Rabbit. Her stories have been published in Grain, Prairie Fire, carte blanche, Hazlitt and elsewhere. Find her at nadinesandergreen.com, on Instagram @nadinesg and on Twitter @nsandergreen.

Past Contributor Reading Series: Adrienne Yeung

Today in the PCRS, Adrienne Yeung reading “baby grand” from issue 2.2!

Adrienne Yeung (she/they) is a queer, nonbinary, Chinese-Canadian mixed media artist and settler on the ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples (Vancouver). Their poetry centers themes of survivorship, queer intimacy, and diasporic identity. You can find their poetry in Room (forthcoming), Carnation (forthcoming), Ricepaper, Oratorealis, untethered, and Whiny Femmes Zine, among others. You can find them in costume, walking with purpose in the wrong direction, and following cats down the street.

Past Contributor Reading Series: Yuan Changming

Today in PCRS, Yuan Changming reading “Languacolonization” from issue 3.2 

Yuan Changming started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age 19 and published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan at poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks, the Jodi Stutz Award in Poetry (2020) & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17)& BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1,719 others across 45 countries.

Past Contributor Reading Series: Issie Patterson

Today in the PCRS, Issie Patterson reading “Every Good Boy” from issue 4.1.

Issie Patterson is a writer/composer living in Nova Scotia. Her fiction has been published and is forthcoming in untethered magazine, Gargoyle Magazine, and Rue Scribe. Her stage plays have been performed on both coasts of Canada. She recently completed her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. 

Past Contributor Reading Series: Shauna Eveleigh Harris

Today in the PCRS, Shauna Eveleigh Harris reading her poem “The Poetry Group” from issue 5.1.

Shauna Eveleigh Harris is a writer and trauma therapist working with the First Nations University. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines The Society, Spring, University of Saskatchewan’s online journal The Fieldstone Review and untethered. Her poem “Girl at a Bar with High Heels” was nominated by Calgary’s Prairie Journal for the Pushcart Prize for Small Presses 2019. She lives in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan with her family. You can follow Shauna on Instagram

Past Contributor Reading Series: Terri Favro

Today in the PCRS, Terri Favro reading “How to Draw a Man” from issue 2.2.

Terri Favro is the author of three novels: Sputnik’s Children (a Globe100, Quill & Quire Book of the Year and CBC Books Top 10 book for 2017, shortlisted for the Sunburst Award), Once Upon A Time in West Toronto, and The Proxy Bride. Her popular science book, Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation, received a starred review on BookList, the review site of the American Library Association.  A CBC Literary Prize for Creative Non-fiction finalist, Terri’s essays and short fiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Terri also collaborates on graphic novels. Her latest novel, Sputnik II, will be published by ECW, in 2021