Gil Adamson

Gil Adamson is the author of The Outlander, which won the First Novel Award, the Drummer General’s Award, and the Dashiell Hammett Award for crime fiction. She is also the author of two books of poetry, Primitive and Ashland, and a book of linked short stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. Last updated summer, 2019.

Sonja Ahlers

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.

Ian Allaby

Ian Allaby lives in the Annex. He is a periodical writer whose work has appeared in Descant and Storyteller. Last updated Christmas, 1998.

Sandra Alland

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.

Renée Alleyn

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

    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.

    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.

    Mona Awad

    Mona Awad won the Best First Novel Award for her debut novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, which was also short-listed for the Giller Prize. Last updated, winter, 2017–2018.

    Tara Azzopardi

    Tara Azzopardi lives at the end of a dirt road in eastern Ontario, where she farms organic garlic and makes art and music. Her second book of poetry, Or God, was published in a special edition letterpress by O Underworld, in 2017. Last updated winter, 2018–2019.

    Joel Baker

    Joel Baker is a resident of Parkdale. His first published poem appeared in the Summer, 2004 issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated summer, 2004.

    Nancy Baker

    Nancy Baker lives in East York. She is the author of three novels and a collection of short fiction. Last updated Halloween, 2008.

      Chris Banks

      Chris Banks is the author of four books of poetry. His first full-length collection, Bonfires, was awarded the Jack Chalmers Award for Poetry. His work has appeared in publications including the New Quarterly, Arc, and the Antigonish Review. He lives and writes in Waterloo, Ontario. Last updated winter, 2018–2019.

      Von Bark

      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.

        Kate Barss

        Kate Barss is a writer living in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Catapult, The Hairpin, and the Awl. Last updated summer, 2019.

        Gary Barwin

        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.

        Jonathan Bennett

        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.

        Moe Berg

        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

        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

        Ryan Bigge lives in Dufferin Grove. His short story “Her” was published in the anthology Desire, Doom & Vice (Wingate, 2005). Last updated Christmas, 2006.

        Peter Birkemoe

        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.

        Matthew Blackett

        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.

        Becky Blake

        Becky Blake won the 2012–2013 CBC Short Story Prize. Her work has appeared in Room, Front & Centre, and Kiss Machine. Last updated Winter, 2013–2014.

        Thomas Blanchard

        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

          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.

          Dmitry Bondarenko

          Dmitry Bondarenko is an illustrator and designer while working on his own comics, and teaches at OCAD University. He studied animation and illustration at Sheridan and OCAD University. Last updated summer, 2020.

          • The Systems Summer, 2020

            (No. 45)

          J. Bone

          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.

          Karyn Bonham

          Karyn Bonham lives in Dufferin Grove. She writes music reviews for Broken Pencil. Last updated Christmas, 2003.

          Michael Boughn

          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.

          Cedar Bowers

          Cedar Bowers lives with her husband and two children in Victoria, where she is finishing a novel. Her first short story appeared on Joyland. Last updated summer, 2018.

          Alex Boyd

          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.

          Jim Bridges

          Jim Bridges is a creative director and copywriter living in Hunnebostrand, Sweden. Last updated summer, 2014

            Nina Bunjevac

            Nina Bunjevac has been published in many European and North American publications, including Mineshaft, Exile, Black, Giuda, Le Dernier Cri, Komikaze, and Broken Pencil. Her books Heartless and Fatherland both won Doug Wright Awards. Her latest book is Bezimena. Last updated summer, 2019.)

            Tony Burgess

            Tony Burgess lives in Stayner, Ontario, where he writes fiction and for film. His novel Pontypool Changes Everything was turned into a now-cult-classic film directed by Bruce MacDonald. Tony also creates anamorphic pop with his band, Lucy Jinx. Last updated summer, 2019.

            Joyce Byrne

            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

              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.

              Julie Cameron Gray

              Julie Cameron Gray is the author of the poetry collections Tangle and Lady Crawford, which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, the Fiddlehead, Carousel, Vallum, Grain, and Prairie Fire. Last updated summer, 2020.

              Nathan Campagnaro

              Nathan is a multidisciplinary artist living in Guelph, Ontario. He is known for his event and show posters, and has worked in the areas of comics, illustration, screen printing, storyboards, and, more recently, sculpture and toy making. Last updated summer, 2020.

                Roseanne Carrara

                Roseanne Carrara is the author of the poetry collection A Newer Wilderness and recently completed the manuscript of her first novel. Her writing has appeared in the Malahat Review, the Fiddlehead, and ARC. Last updated summer, 2019.

                Ben Carrozza

                Ben Carrozza lives in the Annex. His first published short story appeared in the Christmas, 2004, issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated Christmas, 2004.

                Lauren Carter

                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.

                Sue Carter

                Sue Carter is the editor of Quill and Quire, and the books columnist for Metro. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

                Michael e. Casteels

                Michael e. Casteels wrestles with robots in existential-crisis, dinosaurs that refuse extinction, alphabets in various stages of explosion/implosion, and many other serious topics, like century-long bus rides, and the way the clouds look right now. His first collection of poetry is The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses. He runs Puddles of Sky Press. Last updated summer, 2019.

                Chris Chambers

                Chris Chambers has been publishing poems—many of them about pigeons—in Taddle Creek since 1997. His latest collection is Thrillows and Despairos. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

                Sharon Miki Chan

                Sharon Miki Chan is a freelance copywriter and editor based in Vancouver. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio, and her writing has been featured on Joyland, Loose Lips Magazine, and HGTV Canada. Last updated summer, 2020.

                Michael Cho

                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.

                Ann Y. K. Choi

                Ann Y. K. Choi lives in Toronto. Her debut novel is Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety. Last updated summer, 2017.

                Kevin Chong

                Kevin Chong lives in Vancouver. His latest books are the novel Beauty Plus Pity (Arsenal, 2011) and the memoir My Year of the Racehorse (Greystone, 2012). Last updated summer, 2012.

                Margaret Christakos

                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.

                Michael Christie

                Michael Christie is the author of the story collection The Beggar’s Garden, the novel If I Fall, If I Die, and a forthcoming novel that may be titled Greenwood. He has contributed to the magazine since 2012. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

                Evie Christie

                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

                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.

                David Collier

                David Collier lives in Hamilton. His most recent book is Morton: A Cross-Country Rail Journey. Last updated summer, 2017.

                James Collier

                James Collier currently is sixteen years old. He is the son of David Collier. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.

                  Joey Comeau

                  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.

                  Kevin Connolly

                  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.

                  Dani Couture

                  Dani Couture is the author of three poetry collections, and the novel, Algoma. She is also the literary editor of This Magazine. Last updated summer, 2016.

                  David Craig

                  David Craig is one-third of the Read More Comix collective, whose eponymous comic features the adventures of David’s signature character, Brick. Last updated winter, 2019–2020.

                  • Brick Winter, 2019–2020

                    (No. 44)

                  • Brick Winter, 2019–2020

                    (No. 44)

                  Taddle Creek

                  Taddle Creek is Toronto’s general-interest literary magazine. Last updated Christmas, 1997.

                  Rick Crilly

                  Rick Crilly lives in Downtown Toronto. He is the author of The Tablecloth Trick (ECW, 2007). Last updated Halloween, 2008.

                    Lynn Crosbie

                    Lynn Crosbie lives and writes in Parkdale. Her latest book is Liar (Anansi, 2006). Last updated summer, 2006.

                    • Liar Summer, 2004

                      (No. 12)

                    Joren Cull

                    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

                      Matthew Daley is a freelance illustrator and Taddle Creek’s in-house fiction drawer. His books include the self-published The Yule Lads, a Christmas-themed picture book, written with his wife, Lindsay Gibb. He has contributed to the magazine since 2009. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

                      Andrew Daley

                      Andrew Daley works in the film industry. His second novel, Resort, was published in 2017. He was Taddle Creek’s associate editor from 2004 to 2009 and has contributed to the magazine since 1997. Last updated summer, 2020.

                      Peter Darbyshire

                      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

                      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

                      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.

                      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.

                      Trevor Davis

                      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.

                      Kim Dawn

                      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.

                      Leesa Dean

                      Leesa Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph's M.F.A. program and a creative writing instructor at Selkirk College, in British Columbia. Her first book is Waiting for the Cyclone. She lives in the Kootenays, on an acreage, surrounded by crashed cars and fruit trees. Last updated winter, 2019–2020.

                      • Flora Winter, 2019–2020

                        (No. 44)

                      Michael DeForge

                      Michael DeForge draws comics in Toronto. His most recent book is Ant Colony. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.

                      John Degen

                      John Degen is a poet and novelist who currently is trying to work himself out of his day job so he can write more poems and novels. He occasionally talks about copyright. Last updated summer, 2018.

                      Nicole Dixon

                      Nicole Dixon lives on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Her first book is the short-story collection High-Water Mark. Last updated summer, 2017.

                      Farzana Doctor

                      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.

                      Keneth Doiron

                      Keneth Doiron is the former owner of Ken’s Fine Books, in Mirvish Village. Last updated Christmas, 1998.

                      Philippa Dowding

                      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.

                      Catherine Duchastel

                      Catherine Duchastel lives in Corso Italia. She has been published previously in the zine Slam. Last updated fall, 2001.

                      Jack Dylan

                      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.