ISSUE 34: Summer 2016

Issue 34: Summer 2016​ is now live! This stellar edition​ features fiction and poetry chosen by our special guest summer editors​ for 2016​: ​novelist and short-story writer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and ​poet ​Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé. As always, ​the issue​ boasts ​lit-centric ​non-fiction (essays, reviews, and interviews) that set the bar for long-form writing about books and book culture in Canada. ​Enjoy, and share widely!

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Hands to Heaven.

By Heather Birrell

  All the best bank robbers got them deep set, inward looking eyes. It’s like they can see what the world should be like for them, and it’s r...


By George Murray

I draw the line at cats. I draw the line at parsnips. I draw the line at LARPing. I draw the line at five pints. I draw the line at lies. I draw the l...

Punching Like a Girl.

By Krista Foss

Walking home from a holiday open house, my twenty-two-year-old-daughter and her boyfriend stop at a late night fast-food joint for a snack. Three men ...

“Makes You Want to Talk about Baseball:” A Conversation on Andrew Forbes’s The Utility of Boredom (Invisible Publishing, 2016).

By Myra Bloom, E Martin Nolan, and Joseph Thomas

Introduction by E Martin Nolan The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays can be looked at in at least two ways: as a baseball book, or as a personal mem...

“LOLing with Claws”: A Review of Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.

By Brecken Hancock

A citizen’s outward efforts to belong are sometimes in conflict with her inward skepticism of that very same impulse. In Infinite Citizen of the Sh...

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News and Announcements.

September 1st, 2016

Issue 34: Summer 2016 Has Landed!

Dear Friends, Editors, Writers, and Readers, We are pleased to announce the launch of Issue 34: Issue 2016. This stellar edition features fiction and poetry chosen by our special guest summer editors for 2016: novelist and short-story writer Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and poet Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé. As always, the issue boasts lit-centric non-fiction...

July 18th, 2016

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Are you invested in the publishing community and looking for a crash course in Toronto’s vibrant literary scene? Are you outgoing and social media savvy, comfortable with creating connections both online and in person? Then joining our team of Publicity Agents might be perfect for you! The Puritan | Frontiers of New English is currently seekin...

May 18th, 2016

Issue 33: Spring 2016 Is Sprouting Up Everywhere!

Dear Friends, We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Issue 33: Spring 2016—a fragrant blast of brand-new fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, reviews, and supplementary features that will invigorate even the most allergic readers. But this is no ordinary issue! Number 33 also sees the launch of our revamped, renewed website, making navigating...