Meet the Team

The team behind untethered.

Managing Editor

Stephanie McKechnie is a queer feminist writer, editor, and emcee extraordinaire. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College and a BA in professional and creative writing from York University. She is currently at work on a nonfiction manuscript about hitchhiking across Canada. She is an expert cat snuggler, a hitchhiking enthusiast, and a fire-building pro. Though her (usually filthy) feet often lead her elsewhere, this untethered co-founder calls Toronto home.

Assistant Editor

Nicole Haldoupis is a writer, editor, designer, and cat person from Toronto. She’s a co-creator of untethered, previous editor of Grain, and co-founder of Applebeard Editions. Her flash fiction and poetry can be found in BAD DOGThe Feathertale ReviewBad Nudes(parenthetical)antilang, and other places. Her debut book of linked flash fiction, Tiny Ruins, was published with Radiant Press in October 2020. Follow her cat drawings on Instagram @morningkitties.

Poetry Editor

Elena Bentley is a disabled poet, writer, editor, and book reviewer. She is a Citizen of Métis Nation-Saskatchewan. She holds an MA in English from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Apart: A Year of Pandemic Poetry and Prose; in untethered, Arc PoetryKiiyaanaan Aykwaa: Us Now, and spring magazines; in The Malahat Review; and is forthcoming in antilang, Room Magazine, and PRISM international. Most recently, Elena was a finalist for the People’s Choice Award in CV2‘s 2-Day Poem Contest.

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the amazing support of our volunteer readers, proofreaders, and copy editors!

Past Readers

Stephanie Barnes, Simon Boehm, Abbey Dobbin, Liana Ernszt, Jann Everard, Alison Fishburn, Chelsea Forbes, Tamara Gell, Meaghan Hackinen, Lesley Kenny, Rachel Laverdiere, Courtney Loberg, Laurie Mackie, Geoff Pevlin, Sam Shelstad, Carolynne Siller, and Kelsy Vivash.

Past Copy Editors

Elena Bentley, Simon Boehm, Michael Z. Chen, Alison Fishburn, Joe Howell, Lesley Kenny, Courtney LobergGeoff Pevlin, and Kelsy Vivash.

Past Proofreaders

Alasdair, Elena Bentley, Jack Howstrawser, Lesley Kenny C. Isa Lausas, Geoff Pevlin, and Ruth Cowper Szamosi.

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