Joe Ollmann

Joe Ollmann’s most recent book is Burden. He won a Doug Wright Award in 2007 and lost the same award many other times. His next book is a comic biography of the writer William Seabrook. Last updated summer, 2016.

Kathleen Olmstead

Kathleen Olmstead lives in Sussex-Ulster. She has made films. She has written books that can (hopefully) be found in the Young Adult section of your local bookstore. She has contributed to the magazine since 1999. Last updated summer, 2007.

Grace O’Connell

Grace O’Connell is the associate editor of Taddle Creek. Her first novel, Magnified World, was published in 2012 under the Random House New Face of Fiction imprint. Her short story “The Many Faces of Montgomery Clift,” from Taddle Creek No. 26, was nominated for a National Magazine Award. She is a past winner of the This Magazine Great Canadian Literary Hunt, and was a finalist for the R.B.C. Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.

Sofi Papamarko

Sofi Papamarko is a freelance writer and matchmaker. This is her first published short story. Last updated Winter, 2013–2014.

  • Ark Winter, 2013–2014

    (No. 31)

Lana Pesch

Lana Pesch was long-listed for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize, and won the Random House of Canada Creative Writing Award for 2011–2012. Moving Parts, her first book, will be published in the fall of 2015. Last updated summer, 2015.

Lorenz Peter

Lorenz Peter has written several graphic novels, including The Last Remaining Ancient Mellish Bird, Side Effect, Chaos Mission, The Grey Museum, and the Doug Wright Award–winning Dark Adaptation. Last updated summer, 2013.

George Pfromm

George Pfromm started his illustration career working in Seattle for numerous advertising agencies and weekly papers, including the Stranger and the Seattle Weekly. He also works in animation, creates educational content throughout the Pacific Northwest, and teaches animation and illustration classes at the Lesley University College of Art and Design, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Last updated summer, 2018.

    Ian Phillips

    Ian Phillips lives in Beaconsfield. He collects junk and runs Pas de Chance press. His hand-bound editions of poetry, short stories, and artwork are on the shelves of book collectors worldwide and have appeared in galleries from Moscow to San Francisco. His book Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World was published in 2002 by Princeton Architectural, and recently was rereleased. He was the magazine’s in-house illustrator from 1998 to 2008. Last updated summer, 2015.

    John Piasetzki

    John Piasetzki lives in the Niagara Toronto neighbourhood. He is an artisan server crafter in his spare time but mostly wears a developer hat. He's the coding half of the team behind the new website. Updated March, 2014.

      Marguerite Pigeon

      Marguerite Pigeon writes fiction and poetry. She's currently at work on two speculative novellas about holography, drones, women, and sex. Last updated summer, 2019.

      Jay Pinkerton

      Jay Pinkerton lives in New York. He is the managing editor of Cracked and the former managing editor of National Lampoon. Born “Illegitimate Pinkerton” in Kingston, Ontario, at the age of zero, his name was later changed for reasons of coherency. His first published short story appeared in the Christmas, 2002, issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated Christmas, 2006.

      Emily Pohl-Weary

      Emily Pohl-Weary lives in Vancouver. She currently is finishing a YA novel set in her old Toronto neighbourhood, which she started while living in Dawson. Her book about her grandmother, Better To Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril, won the 2003 Hugo Award for non-fiction. She is the author of the poetry collection Iron-on Constellations and the novel A Girl Like Sugar. Last updated summer, 2020.

      Sandy Pool

      Sandy Pool is a writer, editor, and creative writing instructor. Her latest book, Undark: An Oratorio, was short-listed for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.

      Brett Popplewell

      Brett Popplewell is the bestselling author of someone else’s book, and the editor and publisher of Canada’s most-decorated small illustrated literary humour magazine, the Feathertale Review. Last updated, winter, 2017–2018.

      John Porcellino

      John Porcellino has been writing, drawing, and publishing mini-comics, comics, and graphic novels for more than thirty years, including the self-published series King-Cat Comics and Stories, which he began in 1989. Last updated summer, 2016.

      K. I. Press

      K. I. Press lives in Parkdale. Her latest collection of poetry, Spine, was released in 2004 by Gaspereau. She is also the author of Pale Red Footprints (Pedlar, 2001). Last updated Christmas, 2004.

      Keith Prestwich

      Keith Prestwich lives in Danforth Village. His first published short story appeared in the Summer, 2005, issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated summer, 2005.

      Jana Prikryl

      Jana Prikryl lives in New York, where she works as a senior editor at the New York Review of Books. Her debut collection of poems is The After Party. Last updated summer, 2017.

      Alex Pugsley

      Alex Pugsley won the Journey Prize in 2012. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.

      Rachel Pulfer

      Rachel Pulfer lives in Boston. She is a writer and editor with occasional literary aspirations. Last updated summer, 2007.

      Kara Pyle

      Kara Pyle is a freelance illustrator and designer. When she is not drinking coffee by the gallon and drawing, she enjoys exploring the city, going to music festivals and dancing. Last updated summer, 2017.

        Andrew Pyper

        Andrew Pyper lives in Trinity Bellwoods. He is the author of The Trade Mission (HarperFlamingo, 2002), as well as Lost Girls (HarperCollins, 1999), a novel selected as a notable book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the New York Times, and Kiss Me (Porcupine’s Quill, 1996), a collection of short stories. His latest novel is The Killing Circle (Doubleday, 2008). Last updated Halloween, 2008.

        Shannon Quinn

        Shannon Quinn lives south of Cabbagetown. Her work has appeared in This Magazine. She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s radio and television program, and also holds a degree in theatre from the University of Alberta. Last updated Christmas, 2003.

        Michel Rabagliati

        Michel Rabagliati has written several books featuring his character Paul, including Paul Joins the Scouts and Song of Roland, which both won the Doug Wright Award for best book. Last updated summer, 2017.

        Patrick Rawley

        Patrick Rawley lives in Christie-Ossington. His work has appeared in This, Word, Dig, and the anthology The I.V. Lounge Reader (Insomniac, 2001), and he knows all the words to the Spider-Man theme song. He has contributed to the magazine since 2001. Last updated Halloween, 2008.

        Angela Rawlings

        Angela Rawlings lives in Kensington Market. She is the author of Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists (Coach House, 2006). Last updated, Halloween, 2008.

          Michael Redhill

          Michael Redhill is a poet, playwright, and novelist. His novel Bellevue Square won the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Last updated summer, 2018.

          Friendly Rich

          Friendly Rich is a mad composer. His modern music ensemble, the Lollipop People, recently released a new album, Bountiful, and are planning a European tour. Last updated summer, 2014.

          Robin Richardson

          Robin Richardson is the author of Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis and Grunt of the Minotaur. Her work has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, Tin House, and the Malahat Review. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.

          • Verity Winter, 2013–2014

            (No. 31)

          Sandra Ridley

          Sandra Ridley lives in Ottawa. She was a Fringe reader at the 2006 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, and received an honourable mention for the 2006 Diana Brebner Prize. Last updated summer, 2007.

          Ethan Rilly

          Ethan Rilly is the creator of the comic Pope Hats. His first graphic novel, Young Frances, will be published in 2018. He has contributed to the magazine since 2010. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

          • Stained Glass Spring, 2014

            (No. 32)

          • Ex Montreal Christmas, 2010

            (No. 25)

          Stan Rogal

          Stan Rogal lives in Bloorcourt Village. He is the author of nine books of poetry, two novels, and three short story collections. His latest book, Fabulous Freaks, was published in 2005 by Wolsak & Wynn. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including the Fiddlehead, Grain, Quarry, Prairie Fire, and Rampike. Last updated summer, 2006.

          Damian Rogers

          Damian Rogers lives in Beaconsfield. Born and raised in suburban Detroit, her first book of poetry, Paper Radio, was published in 2009 by ECW. Last updated summer, 2011.

          Janet Rogers

          Janet Rogers is a Mohawk-Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry, and recorded poetry with music. Last updated, winter, 2017–2018.

          Rebecca Roher

          Rebecca Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator from Toronto. She makes feminist non-fiction comics about humanity and the wonders of the natural world. Her first graphic novel, Bird in a Cage, won the 2017 Doug Wright Award. Last updated winter, 2018–2019.

          Stuart Ross

          Stuart Ross won the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, in the poetry category, for his collection A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent. His latest book is Pockets, a novel-in-prose-poems. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.

          Cecily Ross

          Cecily Ross lives in Seaton Village. She is a senior editor with the Globe and Mail. Last updated, summer, 2002.

          David Ross

          David Ross edits fiction and cookbooks. His work has appeared on the Web zine Joyland. Last updated summer, 2013.

          Linda-Marlena Bucholtz Ross

          Linda-Marlena Bucholtz Ross is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Montreal. Many years ago she illustrated the original Dr. Zed and Henry characters for Owl and Chickadee magazines. Last updated summer, 2014.

            Graham Roumieu

            Graham Roumieu is the creator of several faux Bigfoot autobiographies. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, Esquire, The Walrus, and the New York Times. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.

              Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg

              Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg lives in Caggabgetown. She is the editor and publisher of Thirteenth Tiger Press and has published poetry in a variety of literary journals, including Pottersfield Portfolio, Cormorant, and Lichen, and is currently working on her first book of poetry. Her first published short story appeared in the summer, 2002, issue of Taddle Creek. Last updated summer, 2004.

              Pete Ryan

              Pete Ryan’s illustrations have appeared in Wired, the New York Times, the Walrus, and Scientific American. Last updated summer, 2014.