NATHAN ADLER’s novel Wrist (Kegedonce, 2016) is an Indigenous monster story. He is a writer/artist working in many mediums; a UBC MFA in Creative Writing candidate; winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge; and recipient of a Hnatyshyn REVEAL Indigenous Art Award for Literature. He is Anishinaabe and Jewish, a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation, and resides in Mono, ON.
FRANKIE BARNET is the author of An Indoor Kind of Girl (Metatron Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Joyland, PRISM international and Best Canadian Stories 2017 (Biblioasis), among others.
TAWAHUM JUSTIN BIGE is a Lutselk’e Dene and Plains Cree poet. He has been previously published in Red Rising Magazine, oratorealis and Pulp Magazine. He is currently a creative writing student at KPU.
MICHAEL BOURNE is a contributing editor for Poets & Writers and often reviews books for The Globe and Mail. His short fiction has appeared in december, Tin House, The Southampton Review, The Common and The Orange Coast Review.
MELANIE BOYD is an academic librarian and a poet. She lives in the Frenchman River Valley of southwest Saskatchewan and in Calgary. Her poems appear in various Canadian literary journals. She owns Wogibi Press.
CHERI LEE CHARLTON is an illustrator living in Chicago, IL. She has an MFA in Painting from Ohio University, and teaches studio art classes at Columbia College Chicago and the Chicago High School for the Arts. She has over 13 years of experience in commercial illustration markets, including print, surface design and large-scale, interior/exterior public and commercial murals.
JEREMY COLANGELO lives and works in London, ON. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The Puritan, The Dalhousie Review and ditch. He recently finished writing a novel.
ROBERT COLMAN is a writer and editor based in Newmarket, ON. He has published two full-length poetry collections, Little Empires (Quattro Books, 2012) and The Delicate Line (Exile Editions, 2008). His most recent publication is the chapbook Factory (Frog Hollow Press, 2015). He currently serves on the editorial board of PRISM international.
KAYLA CZAGA is the author of For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood Editions, 2014), which was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Recent poems have appeared in Rattle, PRISM international and Arc, among others. Her second book, Dunk Tank, is forthcoming (House of Anansi, 2019).
AMBER DAWN’s memoir, How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir, won the 2013 Vancouver Book Award. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire and With a Rough Tongue. Her second speculative fiction novel is Sodom Road Exit (Arsenal Pulp, 2018).
MARLENE GRAND MAÎTRE has published poetry in literary journals and in five anthologies, including Refugium: Poems for the Pacific (Caitlin, 2017). Her work was long-listed for The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2011 (Tightrope Books). She won FreeFall’s 2013 Poetry Prize, and the BCFW’s 2016 competition.
JONATHAN GREENHAUSE is the winner of Aesthetica Magazine’s 2018 Creative Writing Award in Poetry and the 2017 Ledbury Poetry Competition. His poems have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire and subTerrain, among others. His second chapbook is Secret Traits of Everyday Things (Encircle, 2017).
GENNI GUNN’s eight books include poetry, novels, short fiction and memoir, as well as an opera, Alternate Visions (Chants Libres, Montreal, 2007). She has translated three Italian collections of poetry. Her novel Tracing Iris was made into a film, and her novel Solitaria (Signature Editions, 2011) was long-listed for the Giller Prize. She lives in Vancouver.
V.J. HAMILTON is a graduate of the University of Regina, and has long been fascinated by contrasting perspectives. Her work appears in The Antigonish Review, The Nashwaak Review, The Prairie Journal, the Write Well Award 2017 anthology, and others. She won the 2011 Hart House Literary Award.
ALAN HILL is the poet laureate of the City of New Westminster, BC. He has published three collections of poetry and been published in over 40 literary magazines and periodicals across Europe and North America. His latest collection, The Narrow Road to the Far West (Silver Bow, 2018), is a personal tribute to places that have meant most to him while living in New Westminster.
JASON JOBIN was born and raised in the Yukon. His work has appeared in The Malahat Review and The Northern Review. His story ‘Before He Left’ won the Malahat Review’s 2018 Jack Hodgins Founders’ Award for Fiction. He lives and writes in Victoria, BC.
ALI KISAT is an emerging writer from Edmonton, AB. His work appears in The Malahat Review, CV2 and Rattle, among others. His chapbook Anthropocene was short-listed in the Third Frog Hollow Chapbook Contest and published in 2018.
XANTHE KITTSON is a 19-year-old photographer living in Richmond, BC. She began taking photos at the age of 15 when she enrolled in a photography course at McMath Secondary School. This fall she will continue her photography degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. In the spring of 2019, her photos will be displayed at the Place des Arts gallery in Coquitlam, BC.
AMY LEBLANC holds an honours BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary, where she is editor-in-chief of NoD. Her chapbook, Collective Nouns for Birds, was published by Loft on Eighth Press. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Room, Prairie Fire, CV2 and filling Station, among others.
SNEHA MADHAVAN-REESE is the winner of the 2015 Diana Brebner Prize and author of the poetry collection Observing the Moon (Hagios Press, 2015). Her writing has appeared in publications around the world, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2016 (Tightrope Books). She lives with her family in Ottawa.
D.S. MARTIN is the author of four poetry collections, including Ampersand (2018) and Conspiracy of Light (2013), both from Cascade Books. He is poet-inresidence at McMaster Divinity College and, as the series editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, has edited more than 20 collections and two recent anthologies.
SADIE MCCARNEY’s work has appeared in journals including The Malahat Review, Grain, Room, Prairie Fire, Plenitude, The Antigonish Review and The Puritan, as well as in The Best Canadian Poetry in English series. Her first book, Live Ones, is forthcoming from the University of Regina Press.
ELIZABETH MCCAUSLAND is an English instructor at Douglas College and lives in Vancouver.
SARAH MOSES is a writer and translator. Her work has appeared in various print and online journals and anthologies, including Brick and Bogotá 39 (Oneworld, 2018). Her co-translation with Carolina Orloff of Ariana Harwicz’s novel Die, My Love (Charco, 2017) was long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize. She divides her time between Buenos Aires and her native Toronto.
CARMEN PINTEA moved to Canada from her native Romania in 2007. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. She currently lives and writes in Montreal.
GINNY RATSOY teaches Canadian Literature at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Her scholarly publications include articles and edited collections on modern and contemporary BC drama and literature and theatre in the small city and, more recently, alternative pedagogies and university-community relations. She has also reviewed for journals, magazines and newspapers.
JIM REIL has published poems and short fiction in The Dalhousie Review, The Antigonish Review, NeWest Review and CV2. His story ‘Dry’ was included in Journey Prize Stories 5 (1993). He now lives in Aylmer, QC, where he makes his living as a freelance writer.
STEPHANIE ROBERTS has had work featured in The New Quarterly, Room, Atlanta Review, Arcturus, Verse Daily, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Breakwater Review, CV2 and elsewhere. A 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee, she was born in Central America and lives just outside of Montreal. Twitter @ringtales
CATHY STONEHOUSE writes poetry and fiction and teaches creative writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She recently finished work on a novel.
KRISCHAN STOTZ is a Canadian writer living in Berlin as a freelance artist. Stotz’s chapbook, Brother Magnet, was published by Anstruther Press in 2017.
NEIL SURKAN’s chapbook Super, Natural was published by Anstruther Press (2017). His most recent poems appeared or are forthcoming in Riddle Fence, CV2, Grain, Carousel, the Literary Review of Canada, The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review and Prairie Fire, among others. He lives in Calgary.
NICK THRAN is a poet, editor and bookseller. He lives with his wife and daughter in Fredericton, NB.
ALPAY ULKU’s first collection, Meteorology (BOA Editions), was selected as a ‘Notable Debut’ by the Academy of American Poets Book Club, and his second collection, The Stiller of Atoms, has twice been a finalist in the National Poetry Series Open Competition. His poems have appeared in Grain, The Fiddlehead and The Malahat Review.
JAMES WARNER’s poems have been appearing occasionally in literary journals in Canada and abroad for many years. He currently divides his time between Nova Scotia, where he was born, and New York City.
THOMAS WHARTON’s first novel, Icefields (NeWest, 1995), received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Caribbean. His collection of fabulist stories, The Logogryph (Gaspereau, 2004), was short-listed for the International DUBLIN Literary Award.
SARA WILSON’s poetry has been published in Portal, Zoomorphic and NoD, among others. She is a graduate of Vancouver Island University and is a Red Seal sheet-metal journeywoman and a novice cellist.