John Bart (Middenrammers) Dr. John Bart earned his medical degree from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in the UK in 1969, and has lived and worked as a family physician in Toronto since 1973. [more]
Ali Bryan (Roost) Ali Bryan is a personal trainer who grew up in Halifax and Sackville, New Brunswick. [more]
Greg Bechtel (Boundary Problems) Greg Bechtel’s occasionally prize-winning stories have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, On Spec, Qwerty, and the Tesseracts anthologies of speculative fiction. [more]
Ian Colford (The Crimes of Hector Tomás, Perfect World) Ian Colford is a fiction writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. [more]
Catherine Cooper (White Elephant) Catherine Cooper is a Nova Scotian writer with a Masters degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Concordia University. [more]
Joan Crate (Suburban Legends) Joan Crate was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Since then she’s lived in several towns and cities in B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan. She dropped out of high school, married young… [more]
Lorna Crozier (What the Soul Doesn’t Want) Lorna Crozier is the award-winning author of more than sixteen books of poetry. [more]
paulo da costa (The Green and Purple Skin of the World) paulo da costa, born in Angola and raised in Portugal, is a writer, editor, and translator living on the West Coast of Canada. [more]
Kristen den Hartog (And Me Among Them) Kristen den Hartog is the author of the novels Water Wings, The Perpetual Ending, and Origin of Haloes[more]
Rhonda Douglas (Welcome to the Circus Rhonda Douglas is the author of Some Days I Think I Know Things: The Cassandra Poems (Signature Editions, 2008) and the short fiction collection Welcome to the Circus (Freehand Books, 2015).[more]
Marina Endicott (Good to a Fault and Open Arms) Marina Endicott was born in Golden, BC, and grew up in Nova Scotia and Toronto. She worked as an actor and director before moving to London, England, where she began to write fiction.[more]
Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Between Clay and Dust Musharraf Ali Farooqi was born in 1968 in Hyderabad, Pakistan, and now divides his time between Toronto and Karachi. [more]
Jesse Patrick Ferguson (Harmonics) Jesse Patrick Ferguson was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario. He holds a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Ottawa, and he currently resides in Fredericton, New Brunswick… [more]
Karyn L. Freedman (One Hour in Paris) Karyn L. Freedman was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1968, the middle of three girls. She has a BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto. [more]
Stephen Gauer (Hold Me Now) Stephen Gauer’s prize-winning short stories have been published in Descant, Prairie Fire, and Best Canadian Stories 10 (Oberon Press). [more]
Barry Grills (Every Wolf’s Howl) Barry Grills was born in Belleville, Ontario, where he began his writing career as a journalist at The Intelligencer when he was eighteen. [more]
Paul Headrick (The Doctrine of Affections) Paul Headrick completed an MA in Creative Writing at Concordia University, and a PhD in English Literature at York University. [more]
Michael Hingston (The Dilettantes) Michael Hingston is the books columnist for the Edmonton Journal. [more]
Esme Claire Keith (Not Being on a Boat) Esme Claire Keith was born in Toronto in 1964. Her librarian mother supervised weekly library visits while her father read exclusively from J.B. Priestly’s list of great novels. [more]
Yasmin Ladha (Blue Sunflower Startle) is a Canadian fiction writer, currently working in Muscat, Oman. She completed her BA and MA in English at the University of Calgary. [more]
Sarah Leavitt (Tangles) writes both prose and comics. Her writing has appeared in Geist, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Review, The Georgia Straight, and Xtra West. [more]
Alex Leslie (People Who Disappear) Alex Leslie is from Vancouver. [more]
Jeanette Lynes (It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems) Jeanette Lynes grew up on a farm in Alice Munro country while “Son of a Preacher Man” played on transistor radios everywhere. [more]
Clem and Olivier Martini (Bitter Medicine) Clem Martini is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Olivier Martini is a former student of the Alberta College of Arts who lives and works in Calgary. [more]
Elizabeth McLean (The Swallows Uncaged) Elizabeth McLean immigrated to Canada from Warsaw, Poland, in the 1960s. She worked for several years as a CBC radio producer, a researcher for TIME Canada, and a government policy writer. In 2005, at the age of 63, she moved to Hanoi, Vietnam…[more]
Maurice Mierau (Detachment: An Adoption Memoir) Maurice Mierau is the author of several books of poetry, including Fear Not, which won the ReLit Award in 2009. [more]
Christelle Morelli (Winter Child) Christelle Morelli is a French-English literary translator and teacher in the Francophone school system. [more]
Michael Murphy (A Description of the Blazing World)Michael Murphy lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work has been published in The Fiddlehead, The Windsor Review, and filling Station. [more]
Saleema Nawaz (Mother Superior) Saleema Nawaz’s fiction has appeared in journals including Prairie Fire, Grain, The New Quarterly, and Prism International and she is an alumnus of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. [more]
Rosemary Nixon (Are You Ready to Be Lucky?) Rosemary Nixon is a short story writer, novelist, and freelance editor. Her novel Kalila was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award… [more]
Susan Olding (Pathologies) Born in Toronto, Susan Olding currently lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario, where she works at the Queen’s University Writing Centre. [more]
Susan Ouriou (Winter Child) Susan Ouriou is an award-winning writer and literary translator working mainly from French and Spanish into English. [more]
Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau (Winter Child) Virgina Pésémapéo Bordeleau is an internally recognized visual artist of Cree origin. [more]
Elizabeth Philips (The Afterlife of Birds) Elizabeth Philips has been writing professionally for thirty-five years and is the author of four collections of poetry… [more]
Clea Roberts (Here Is Where We Disembark) lives in Whitehorse, Yukon on the Takhini River. Her poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, The Dalhousie Review… [more]
Stuart Ross (Buying Cigarettes for the Dog) Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. [more]
Sigal Samuel (The Mystics of Mile End) Sigal Samuel is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist, essayist and playwright. Currently a writer and editor for the Jewish Daily Forward, she has…[more]
Emily Saso (The Weather Inside) Emily Saso writes fiction and screenplays. [more]
Melanie Schnell (While The Sun Is Above Us) Melanie Schnell grew up on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan and has lived in Regina, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, Colombia, Thailand, Kenya and Sudan. [more]
Anik See (postcard and other stories) is a Canadian writer and small press publisher.She is the author of two previous books, A Fork in the Road (Macmillan, 2000), and Saudade (Coach House, 2008). [more]
Peter Unwin (Searching for Petronius Totem) Peter Unwin is the author of numerous books, including Life Without Death, shortlisted for the Trillium Award. [more]
David Whitton (The Reverse Cowgirl) David Whitton lives in Toronto. [more]
Ian Williams (Not Anyone’s Anything), (Personals) Ian Williams completed his PhD in English at the University of Toronto and is currently a professor of American Literature at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. [more]
Julie Wilson (Seen Reading) Julie Wilson is The Book Madam, a self-professed “professional publishing fan” living and working in Toronto… [more]
Clea Young (Teardown) Clea Young’s stories have been included in The Journey Prize Stories three times. [more]