Gil Adamson lives in the Danforth Village. Her first novel, The Outlander, was published in 2007 by Anansi. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Primitive (Coach House, 1991) and Ashland (ECW, 2003), and a book of linked short stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau (Porcupine’s Quill, 1995). Her work has appeared in magazines in Canada and the United States. Last updated summer, 2008.
Sonja Ahlers lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the author of Fatal Distraction (Insomniac, 2004) and Temper, Temper (Insomniac, 1998). She is also a visual artist. Last updated Halloween, 2008.
- Two Stories Christmas, 2002
- Forsythia Christmas, 1998
Sandra Alland is a writer, multimedia artist, curator, bookseller, micro-press publisher, translator-in-training, and activist living in Kensington Market. Her first collection of poetry, Proof of a Tongue, was published by McGilligan in 2004. Her poetry has been published and presented in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Bermuda, Spain, Scotland, and England. Last updated Christmas, 2006.
- S.A.S.E. Christmas, 2001
Renée Alleyn lives near Chinatown and is a student at the Ontario College of Art and Design. In 2002, she helped create the magazine’s display typeface, TC Stillson, a modern recreation of Stillson, designed in 1899 by the renowned Chicago type foundry Barnhart Brothers and Spindler. Last updated Christmas, 2002.
Jason Anderson lives in Davenport. Showbiz, his first novel, was published in 2005 by ECW. He has contributed to the magazine since 2000. Last updated Christmas, 2007.
Karen L. L. Anderson
Karen L. L. Anderson lives in the Annex. Her poetry has appeared in the White Wall Review and Pink Ink. Last updated Christmas, 1998.
- Gwendolyn MacEwen Park Christmas, 1998
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew is Taddle Creek's associate editor. Her first novel, Circle of Stones, was published in 2015. She has contributed to the magazine since 2006. Last updated summer, 2016.
- Mid-week Cable Summer, 2004
Nancy Baker lives in East York. She is the author of three novels and a collection of short fiction. Last updated Halloween, 2008.
Von Bark lives in Little Italy. He is a writer who is descended from a race of giant amphibians. Last updated summer, 2008.
David Alan Barry
David Alan Barry lives in the Palmerston area. He works with seniors and writes in his spare time. Last updated Christmas, 1999.
- Playing in the Deep End Christmas, 1999
Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multimedia artist. His most recent books are the short fiction collection I, Dr. Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251–1457 and the novel Yiddish for Pirates. He lives in Hamilton and has contributed to the magazine since 2001. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
- Western Winter, 2015–2016
- Flight Path Winter, 2012–2013
- The Saxophonists’ Book of the Dead Christmas, 2011
- Tart. Sweet. Crunchy. Crisp. Summer, 2008
- The Porcupinity of the Stars Christmas, 2007
- Furnace Coat Christmas, 2006
- Testing Pattern Christmas, 2005
- Albert's Paradise Summer, 2005
- Runner Summer, 2004
- Uvula Shadows Summer, 2003
- Slice Christmas, 2001
Jonathan Bennett lives in Port Hope, Ontario. He was born in Vancouver, but grew up in Sydney, Australia. His work has appeared in Descant, Matrix, and Blood & Aphorisms. He is the author of Verandah People (Raincoast, 2003) and After Battersea Park (Raincoast, 2001). Last updated Christmas, 2003.
- Despite Last Night’s Rain Summer, 2001
Moe Berg lives in Dovercourt Park. He was a member of the Pursuit of Happiness for eleven years. His first book of short stories, The Green Room, was published in 2000 by Gutter. Last updated summer, 2006.
Tamara Faith Berger
Tamara Faith Berger lives in the Grange Park area. Her third novel, Maidenhead, was published by Coach House in 2012. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
Michelle Berry lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She is the author of Blind Crescent (Penguin, 2005), Blur (Random House, 2002), What We All Want (Random House, 2001), the short story collections How To Get There From Here (Turnstone, 1997) and Margaret Lives in the Basement (Somerville, 1998), and a collaborative art-fiction book, Postcard Fictions (Key Porter, 2001), with Andrew Valko. She is also co-editor (with Natalee Caple) of The Notebooks (Anchor, 2002), a collection of fiction and interviews with contemporary authors. She has published short fiction in magazines and journals across Canada. Last updated summer, 2006.
Ryan Bigge lives in Dufferin Grove. His short story “Her” was published in the anthology Desire, Doom & Vice (Wingate, 2005). Last updated Christmas, 2006.
- Quarter Turn Christmas, 2006
Peter Birkemoe lives in Christie-Ossington. He is the owner of the Beguiling comic shop, and one of the founding directors of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Last updated, Christmas, 2010.
- Comic Therapy Christmas, 2010
Matthew Blackett is the founder and publisher of Spacing magazine. Walking the alleys of Toronto was the most critical step in turning him into a true urbanite. Last updated Christmas, 2009.
- Down in the Alley Christmas, 2009
- Apoptosis Winter, 2013–2014
Thomas Blanchard is a photo-based artist, freelance photographer, and instructor at Ryerson’s School of Image Arts. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
Pascal Blanchet lives in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and on the covers of Penguin books. His graphic novels include Nocturne and Baloney. he is working on an animated short for the National Film Board. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
- I Love You Christmas, 2011
J. Bone lives in Downtown Toronto. He is the regular cover artist for the DC comic Super Friends, does occasional work for the children’s magazines Chirp, Chickadee, and Owl, and is “Google-able.” Last updated summer, 2009.
- Afterlife Summer, 2009
Karyn Bonham lives in Dufferin Grove. She writes music reviews for Broken Pencil. Last updated Christmas, 2003.
- If I Were Burt Reynolds Christmas, 2003
Michael Boughn is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic, was short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry. His most recent book is City, Book 1: Singular Assumptions. City, Books 1-3: The Whole Enchilada, is forthcoming.Last updated summer, 2015.
- The Headache Christmas, 1997
Alex Boyd co-established the annual anthology Best Canadian Essays. His poetry collections include The Least Important Man and Making Bones Walk. He has contributed to the magazine since 1997. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
- Now It's a World Winter, 2014–2015
- Dead Man’s Passport Winter, 2012–2013
- Tomorrow at Ten Christmas, 2010
- A Glimpse of My Bright Life in the Morning Christmas, 2007
- Two Thirteen-Line Poems on How We Need a New Poem Christmas, 2006
- Inventory of a Basement Apartment, After Being Evicted Christmas, 2004
- Balance Fall, 2001
- A Way in the Dark Christmas, 1997
Jim Bridges is a creative director and copywriter living in Hunnebostrand, Sweden. Last updated summer, 2014
Nina Bunjevac has been published in many European and North American publications, including Mineshaft, Exile, Black, Giuda, Le Dernier Cri, Komikaze, and Broken Pencil. Both her debut collection, Heartless, and her most recent work, Fatherland, were winners of Doug Wright Awards. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.)
Tony Burgess lives in Stayner, Ontario. His novel Pontypool Changes Everything (ECW, 1998), was turned into a film directed by Bruce MacDonald. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
Joyce Byrne is on the masthead of a handful of award-winning magazines. She has proofread Taddle Creek since 2003. She lives in Edmonton. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
Rebecca Caldwell works in print and film. She is the magazine’s founding copy editor, a position she held from 1997 to 2002. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
- Not Just Mouthing the Words Summer, 2002
Julie Cameron Gray
Julie Cameron Gray is the author of the poetry collection Tangle. Her work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, the Fiddlehead, Carousel, and Prairie Fire. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
- Dorothy and the First Tornado Winter, 2014–2015
- Thoughts of a Drunken Tourist at the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery Winter, 2013–2014
- Sinsemilla Christmas, 2004
Lauren Carter is the author of Swarm, a dystopian literary novel—listed as one of the “Top 40 books that could change Canada,” by CBC’s Canada Reads program—and Lichen Bright, a collection of poetry. Last updated summer, 2015.
- The Great and Powerful Summer, 2015
Sue Carter is the editor of Quill & Quire, and the arts and ideas editor of This. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest, and Canadian Art. Last updated summer, 2015.
- A New Vantage Point Summer, 2015
Michael e. Casteels
Michael e. Casteels runs Puddles of Sky Press and has published more than a dozen chapbooks of poetry, most recently Solar-powered Light Bulb and the Lake’s Achy Tooth. His first full-length book of poetry will be published in fall, 2016. Last updated summer, 2016.
- A Brief Autobiography Summer, 2016
Chris Chambers won the 2016 International Festival of Authors Battle of the Bards Contest for reading a poem about a pigeon who gets run over by a car, and another about a guy who would help you move a fridge. His latest poetry collection is Thrillows & Despairos. He has contributed to Taddle Creek since 1997. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
- Taylor Swift Winter, 2016–2017
- Mexico City Winter, 2012–2013
- Ventilator Christmas, 2011
- Visit to Queen’s Park Summer, 2011
- Visiting Ours Christmas, 2009
- Pigeon III Summer, 2008
- Stranger Here Christmas, 2007
- Good Old Daze Christmas, 2006
- Spring Poem Summer, 2006
- Dave Cook Christmas, 2005
- Getting Started Summer, 2004
- Awkward D.J. Summer, 2002
- Elements of Daydreams Christmas, 1998
- Drive In Dream Christmas, 1997
Michael Cho lives in Little Portugal, where he works as a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has been published in several Marvel and DC comics, the New York Times, Nick Magazine, Owl, Now, and Maclean’s. He is currently writing and drawing various graphic novel and art-book projects, in between posting stories for his Web comic, Papercut, and updating his sketch blog. Two of his stories from Taddle Creek were nominated for National Magazine Awards, one of which, “Stars,” from the magazine’s Christmas, 2007, issue, was awarded a silver medal. His work has been appearing in the magazine since 2000. Last updated summer, 2009.
- Professions Summer, 2012
Margaret Christakos lives in Little Portugal. Her works include the poetry collections Excessive Love Prostheses (Coach House, 2002) and Wipe Under a Love (Mansfield, 2000), and a novel, Charisma (Pedlar, 2000), which was short-listed for the 2001 Trillium Book Award. Last updated Christmas, 2002.
- Shopping Summer, 2001
Michael Christie is the author of If I Fall, If I Die and The Beggar’s Garden. He lives on Galiano Island, British Columbia. “Battleships” was his first published poem. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
Evie Christie lives in the Church-Wellesley Village. She is the author of the poetry collection Gutted (ECW, 2005), and her debut novella, The Bourgeois Empire, will be published in fall, 2010. Last updated Christmas, 2009.
Kasey Coholan lives in Brockton. In 2009 she became one of the first two Taddle Creek protégés, and is now a contributing editor. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
- Trial by Fire Christmas, 2010
David Collier lives in Hamilton. His books include Surviving Saskatoon and Hamilton Sketchbook. Recently, his work was on display at the National Gallery of Canada, as part of an Alex Colville exhibition. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
- All New Comics History Winter, 2015–2016
- Future Flâner? Summer, 2015
- Toronto Reference Spring, 2014
- James Joyce’s Three Requirements for a Productive Artistic Life Summer, 2010
James Collier currently is sixteen years old. He is the son of David Collier. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
Joey Comeau lives in Chinatown. He is the author of It’s Too Late to Say I’m Sorry (Loose Teeth, 2007), Lockpick Pornography (Loose Teeth, 2005), and the novel Overqualified, to be published in 2009 by ECW. He co-creates, with Emily Horne, the photo comic A Softer World, which appears weekly in the Guardian. The first Softer World collection, Truth and Beauty Bombs, was published by Loose Teeth in 2006. Last updated Halloween, 2008.
- And Then the Werewolf Halloween, 2008
Kevin Connolly is a poet, freelance editor, and Taddle Creek’s copy editor. His next collection, Xiphoid Process, is forthcoming. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
E. M. Courtemanche
E. M. Courtemanche lives in Christie-Ossington. She has been published in the poetry anthology Daybreak on the Land (National Library of Poetry, 1996) and hopes to publish an anthology of her own in the near future. Last updated Christmas, 1999.
- Summer’s End Christmas, 1999
- Report on the Status of Raccoons on Fern Avenue Summer, 2016
- Salt Summer, 2013
- Pumpkin Patch Christmas, 2009
- The Threat of the Comfort Inn Christmas, 2007
- Dawn of the Dead, Revisited Christmas, 2004
- Midnight Grocery Shopping After Watching Days and Days of Viking Week on the History Channel Summer, 2004
Taddle Creek is Toronto’s general-interest literary magazine. Last updated Christmas, 1997.
- Take Advantage of Taddle Creek’s Generosity On-line, April 25, 2017
- Awards, Corrections, and Submissions Winter, 2016–2017
- Introducing the Taddle Creek App and Podcast Summer, 2016
- The Black and White Issue Summer, 2015
- The Contributors’ Pin Winter, 2014–2015
- The Kids' Issue Summer, 2014
- The Shout Heard ’Cross the Page Winter, 2013–2014
- Whatever Happened to the Canadian Oxford? Summer, 2013
- The Diaeresis Divide Winter, 2012–2013
- Grammar Is Not Dead Summer, 2012
- Game Over Christmas, 2011
- Since You Asked Summer, 2011
- Regrets, Taddle Creek Has Had a Few Summer, 2010
- Molasses: The Ultimate Treat Halloween, 2008
- Proper Capitalization Summer, 2008
- The Taddle Creek Talking Magazine Summer, 2008
- Apostrophes ’n’ Quote Marks Christmas, 2007
- Semi-Correct Christmas, 2006
- Fact for Fiction Summer, 2006
- Because It’s Korrect Christmas, 2005
- All About E Summer, 2005
- An Apology Christmas, 2004
- Ode to the En Dash Christmas, 2003
- The Period Summer, 2003
- About the Type Christmas, 2002
- The Taddle Creek Album Christmas, 2000
Rick Crilly lives in Downtown Toronto. He is the author of The Tablecloth Trick (ECW, 2007). Last updated Halloween, 2008.
Lynn Crosbie lives and writes in Parkdale. Her latest book is Liar (Anansi, 2006). Last updated summer, 2006.
- Liar Summer, 2004
Joren Cull is an illustrator and animator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Walrus, and the Globe and Mail. He received a National Magazine Award for spot illustrations in 2015. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
Matthew Daley is a freelance illustrator and Taddle Creek’s in-house fiction drawer. His most recent comic is Errol Dynamic, written by Cory McCallum, with whom he also recently curated Chilly Tales, an anthology of contemporary comics. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
Andrew Daley works in the film industry. His first novel, Tell Your Sister, was published in 2007 by Tightrope. His first published short story appeared in the Christmas, 1997, issue of Taddle Creek. He was the magazine’s associate editor from 2004 to 2009, and has contributed to the magazine since 1997. Last updated summer, 2016.
Peter Darbyshire lives in Vancouver. He is the author of the novel Please (Raincoast, 2002) and an editor of the Vancouver Province. He has contributed to the magazine since 2000. Last updated Halloween, 2008.
Claudia Dávila is the Toronto-based author/illustrator of the graphic novel series The Future According to Luz. Her latest picture book is Super Red Riding Hood. Last updated, summer, 2014.
Tim Davin lives in Little Italy. He has fond childhood memories of collecting CHUM Charts and listening to the Jungle Jay Nelson morning show. He lives with his wife, and two sons who don’t listen to radio. Last updated Christmas, 2011.
- Stranded in the Jungle Christmas, 2011
Brian Joseph Davis
Brian Joseph Davis (1975–1993) lived in Parkdale. He died on the set of the film The Crow, after pretending to masturbate using a vacuum cleaner, not realizing it was plugged in. He is the author of Portable Altamont (Coach House, 2005) and I, Tania (ECW, 2007). Last updated, Halloween, 2008.
- I, Tania Summer, 2007
Trevor Davis lives near the Beach. He is currently working on post-production for a short film based on his story “The God Machine.” His first published poem appeared in the summer, 2003, issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated summer, 2006.
William A. Davison
William A. Davison is a miniature Alsatian trapped in a soap bubble floating somewhere in the vicinity of Bloorcourt Village and… oh, look—there’s Steve Venright’s apartment way down there! A few of his works have mistakenly appeared in Rampike, Muse Apprentice Guild, Perpetual Motion Machine, and the Mercury anthology Surreal Estate. Last updated summer, 2005.
- The Quick Summer, 2005
Kim Dawn lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She is an interdisciplinary artist, and a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Last updated Christmas, 2003.
- Flowers Don’t Frighten Me So Much Any More Christmas, 2003
Michael DeForge draws comics in Toronto. His most recent book is Ant Colony. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
- Untitled Winter, 2015–2016
John Degen is the executive director of the Writers’ Union of Canada. His first novel, The Uninvited Guest, a story about victory—how a few people win, and most don’t—was published in 2006 by Nightwood. His poem “Bicycles,” from Taddle Creek’s Summer, 2002, issue, was nominated for a 2002 National Magazine Award. He has contributed to the magazine since 1997. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.
- Big Muddy Lightning Storm Winter, 2013–2014
- To the Beautiful Men in Soho, with Whom I Rode the Elevator Christmas, 2007
- Walking Up the Trebovir Road, Thinking You Might Not Be Pregnant Christmas, 2006
- The Uninvited Guest Christmas, 2005
- In Manhattan One Evening with the Reverend Al Sharpton Christmas, 2003
- Bicycles Summer, 2002
- Morning on the Spadina Car Fall, 2001
- Smelt On-line, January 3, 2001
- Spring Christmas, 2000
- River Christmas, 1998
- Property Lines Christmas, 1997
Farzana Doctor was named one of “Ten Canadian women writers you need to read now,” by CBC Books. She co-curates the Brockton Writers Series, and her third novel, All Inclusive, will be published in the fall of 2015. Last updated summer, 2015.
- Ikea Bed Summer, 2015
Keneth Doiron is the former owner of Ken’s Fine Books, in Mirvish Village. Last updated Christmas, 1998.
- The Mugging of Mrs. Melaney Christmas, 1997
Philippa Dowding’s Lost Gargoyle series of books has been nominated for some of Canada’s top literary awards for children. Her next book is Jake and the Giant Hand. Last updated summer, 2014.
- The Giant’s Knock Summer, 2014
Catherine Duchastel lives in Corso Italia. She has been published previously in the zine Slam. Last updated fall, 2001.
- Geography Fall, 2001
Jack Dylan lives in Trinity Bellwoods. His work has been featured regularly in the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Toronto Life. He also creates poster designs for artists and bands, as well as his own series of fine art prints, and illustrates for print advertising. Last updated summer, 2011.