The team behind untethered.
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.
Nicole Haldoupis is a writer, editor, designer, and cat person from Toronto. She’s a co-creator of untethered, editor of Grain, and co-founder of Applebeard Editions. Her flash fiction and poetry can be found in BAD DOG, The Feathertale Review, Bad 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.
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 Poetry, Kiiyaanaan Aykwaa: Us Now, and spring magazines; in The Malahat Review; and is forthcoming in antilang. Most recently, Elena was a finalist for the People’s Choice Award in CV2‘s 2-Day Poem Contest. She is currently at work on a poetry manuscript, entitled this body is a/verse, which explores her experience with a degenerative muscle disease (CMT) and clubfoot, disability, and literary representations of “disabled” bodies.
We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the amazing support of our volunteer readers, proofreaders, and copy editors!
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.
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