Corinna Chong’s first novel, Belinda’s Rings, was published by NeWest Press in 2013, and her reviews and short fiction have appeared in magazines across Canada. She won the 2021 CBC Short Story Prize for “Kids in Kindergarten.” The Whole Animal, a collection of short stories, published in spring 2023 with Arsenal Pulp Press. She lives […]
Jamie Chai Yun Liew
Jamie Chai Yun Liew is the author of the novel Dandelion. She is the recipient of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (ACWW) Jim Wong-Chu Emerging Writers Award. She is also a lawyer, law professor and podcaster (Migration Conversations) who lives in Ottawa with her family.
Lori Fox is a queer, non-binary, working class writer and journalist. Their work, which focuses on issues of class, gender, sexuality, the environment and the messy places these things intersect, has appeared with The Guardian, Vice and The Globe and Mail, among many others. This Has Always Been A War (fall 2022) is their first book.
Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press), which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award in Fiction, and the poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks), which was shortlisted for the […]
Larissa Lai is the author of The Tiger Flu, Salt Fish Girl and Iron Goddess of Mercy. Recipient of the Duggins Novelist’s Prize, the Lambda Award and the Astraea Award, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary where she directs The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing.
Gabe Calderón (they/them) currently lives in Treaty 6 territory’s Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) as an author, poet, mixed media artist, activist and educator. Gabe has achieved several literary and poetry awards, namely a Lambda Literary Award in 2021 for the LGBTQ+ Anthology Love After the End. Gabe’s debut novel: Màgòdiz published by Arsenal Pulp Press will be […]
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. She is a Canadian Screen Award winner and a Polaris Music Prize nominee, and her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel.” She is also […]
Casey Plett is the author of A Dream of a Woman, Little Fish and A Safe Girl to Love; the co-editor of Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers; and the publisher at LittlePuss Press. She has written for the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency […]
Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation, whose territory is located on northern Vancouver Island and adjacent mainland in the province of “British Columbia.” His previous books include The Antifa Comic Book, The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book and the first edition of this book, published as The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book in 2010. He has […]
Tenille K. Campbell
Tenille K. Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Treaty Ten, northern Saskatchewan. Her acclaimed poetry collection, #IndianLovesPoems (Signature Editions), was shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award. Campbell is the force behind sweetmoon photography, which specializes in capturing NDN joy in its many forms. She is also the co-creator and blogger […]
Carmella Gray-Cosgrove was raised in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, and lives in St. John’s, on Ktaqmkuk, the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq and the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, with her partner and their child. Her fiction has appeared in Prism international, Broken […]
S. Bear Bergman
S. Bear Bergman is a writer, storyteller, activist and the founder and publisher of the book press Flamingo Rampant, which makes feminist, culturally diverse children’s picture books about LGBT2Q+ kids and families. He writes creative non-fiction for grown-ups, fiction for children, resolutely factual features for various publications and the advice column “Asking Bear.” His books […]
Francesca Ekwuyasi is a writer and multidisciplinary artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness and belonging. Her writing has been published in Winter Tangerine Review, Brittle Paper, Transition Magazine, the Malahat Review, Visual Art News, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and GUTS magazine. Her story Ọrun is Heaven was longlisted […]
Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller who was born and raised in Yukon, Canada. In 2019, Coyote marked 25 years on the road as an international touring storyteller and musician, and released their 12th book, Rebent Sinner. Coyote’s stories grapple with complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class and queer liberation, […]
John Elizabeth Stintzi
John Elizabeth Stintzi is a non-binary writer who was raised on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. They are the author of two previous chapbooks of poetry, and their poems have been awarded the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the Long Poem Prize from the Malahat Review. They are the author of the novel Vanishing Monuments (Arsenal […]