Salgood Sam lives in Montreal. His independently produced anthology, Revolver (Spilt Ink, 2004), garnered him a nomination for best emerging talent at the 2005 Doug Wright Awards. Last updated Christmas, 2006.
Jeff Sanford was a Toronto-based journalist whose work appeared in Canadian Business, National Post Business, Investment Executive, and Wealth Professional. He died in 2018. Last updated winter, 2018–2019.
- Last Resort Winter, 2018–2019
Brett Alexander Savory
Brett Alexander Savory lives in York. He is the Bram Stoker Award–winning editor of ChiZine, the publisher of ChiZine Publications, and a senior editor at Scholastic Canada. He has published two novels and nearly fifty short stories, and writes for Rue Morgue magazine. Last updated Halloween, 2008.
- The Machine Is Perfect, the Engineer Is Nobody Halloween, 2008
Emily Schultz s the co-founder of the on-line journal Joyland, and the host of the Truth and Fiction podcast. Her most recent novel is The Blondes, and her next, Men Walking on Water, will be published in 2017. Last updated summer, 2016.
- The Half Woman Summer, 2016
- The Side Sleeper Winter, 2012–2013
- Black Cat Gum Halloween, 2008
- Heaven Is Small Christmas, 2007
- Just Before the Night Ripped Open Like a Sash Christmas, 2006
- Winter Sticking Its Tongue to a Pole Christmas, 2005
- Two Minutes (One Hundred Twenty Per Hour) Summer, 2005
- I Love You, Pretty Puppy Christmas, 2003
Dianne Scott is a poet, essayist and fiction writer. Her first stab at the mystery genre, Devastation, won the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished crime fiction. She has contributed to the magazine since 2001. Last updated summer, 2019.
Douglas G. Scott
Douglas G. Scott lives in Seaton Village. He works at a Toronto design firm. Last updated summer, 2007.
Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist who works across writing, video, performance, and sculpture. His comic book series, Wendy, explores the life of a fictional young woman living in an urban centre who aspires to global success and art stardom, but whose dreams are perpetually derailed. Wendy has appeared in Canadian Art, Art in America, and Best American Comics, and been published online by the New Yorker. Last updated summer, 2018.
- Wendy Makes Sculpture Summer, 2018
Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario. He is a cartoonist and book designer. He also writes and draws the comic book Palookaville. His recent works include George Sprott (1894–1975) (Drawn & Quarterly, 2009) and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists (Drawn & Quarterly, 2011). Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
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- Moonman Winter, 2014–2015
Carolyn Smart lives in Sydenham, Ontario. Her fifth collection of poems, Hooked, was published in 2009 by Brick Books. She is the founder of the R.B.C. Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and teaches creative writing at Queen’s University. Her Her next book, Careen, will be published in 2015. Last updated winter, 2014–2015.
Caitlin Smith lives in Sussex-Ulster. She is a marketing manager at a book publishing company. Last updated Christmas, 1997.
- The Silk Tie Christmas, 1997
Phillip Smith lives in Cabbagetown. He is the simplifier of technology at Community Bandwidth, a technology practice that works in the not-for-profit, voluntary, and cultural sectors. He was the magazine’s Web manager from 2000 to 2007, and also held the position of photo editor from 1999 to 2005. Last updated summer, 2007.
Russell Smith writes on the arts for the Globe and Mail and teaches creative writing at the University of Guelph. His most recent book is the collection Confidence. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
- Architecture and Democracy Winter, 2016–2017
Fiona Smyth lives in Dufferin Grove. Her graphic novel The Never Weres was published last year by Annick. Her illustrations will appear this summer in Cory Silverberg’s picture book, What Makes A Baby. Last updated summer, 2012.
Jay Somerset is a writer and editor living in York. From his Spadina Avenue office, he writes about everything from golf to New Age music. “Local Hero,” his profile of the music promoter Dan Burke, from Taddle Creek No. 27, won the Professional Writers Association of Canada’s 2012 features writing award. His work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Reader’s Digest, Signal to Noise, and Maclean’s. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong, and more than a dozen chapbooks, most recently Upend. His next book of poetry, Hearts Amok: A Memoir in Verse, will be published in 2020. <Last updated winter, 2019–2020.
- It Will Rain Like Rods on the Hillside in Sweden Winter, 2019–2020
Eric Squair lives in Huron-Sussex. He works in communications and Web design for a multinational environmental organization. Last updated summer, 2007.
- Eric’s Top Ten Reasons for Changing His E-mail Address Summer, 2003
Jay Stephens is an award-winning cartoonist, best recognized for his TV cartoons Tutenstein and The Secret Saturdays. He created Chickadee magazine’s popular Chick and Dee characters. Last updated summer, 2014.
- Toronto Tunnel Monster Summer, 2014
John Stiles is a writer and filmmaker living in London. He is the author of Scouts are Cancelled (Insomniac, 2002) and The Insolent Boy (Insomniac, 2001). His work has appeared in Pagitica, the Literary Review of Canada, Lichen, Storyteller, the Web zine Another Toronto Quarterly, and the anthology The IV Lounge Reader (Insomniac, 2001). Last updated Christmas, 2006.
- Felt Like Cryin’ Christmas, 2001
Philip Street grew up in Blyth, Ontario, reading comic books and Mad magazine. By the time he was in high school he had decided he would be a cartoonist. He studied English at the University of Toronto and then animation at Sheridan College. His comic strip Fisher appeared in the Globe and Mail for twenty years, starting in 1992, and is now archived on-line. In 2013 the first Fisher collection, When Tom Met Alison, was published by Nestlings Press. Since 1998 Philip has moonlighted during the day as an animator and graphic designer at the CBC in Toronto, where he lives with his wife and son. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
Meaghan Strimas lives in Davenport. She works for Quill & Quire and the University of Guelph’s creative writing master-of-fine-arts program. She is the editor of The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen (Exile, 2008), and the author of two collections of poetry, Junkman’s Daughter (Exile, 2004) and A Good Time Had by All (Exile, 2010). She is currently at work on a novel. Last updated summer, 2011.
Amy Stupavsky lives in Cabbagetown. She has worked for Brick and was the production editor for a recent issue of Descant. She was also a graduate of the Taddle Creek protégé program. Last updated summer, 2012.
- Backstory Summer, 2012
Kate Sutherland used to live in the Annex, but bought a house somewhere else. She is the author of the short story collections All in Together Girls (Thistledown, 2007) and Summer Reading (Thistledown, 1995) and has appeared in the New Quarterly, Queen Street Quarterly, Write, and the anthology The IV Lounge Reader (Insomniac, 2001). She is currently working on a second collection. Last updated summer, 2007.
- Aerial View of a Dinner Party Christmas, 2001
Susan Swan lives in Sussex-Ulster. She is the author of Stupid Boys are Good to Relax With (Somerville, 1996) and The Wives of Bath (Knopf, 1993), which was adapted into the 2001 film Lost and Delirious. Last updated summer, 2002.
Shawn Syms is the author of the short-story collection Nothing Looks Familiar, which was seized by the Michigan Department of Corrections for its potential to “encourage criminal activity.” Last updated summer, 2016.
- Money Changes Everything Summer, 2016
Gary Taxali lives in the Junction. He is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in many major magazines. He is the proprietor of Chump Toys, and teaches and lectures at various arts organizations and schools. He contributed cover and interior artwork for Aimee Mann’s 2008 album, @#%&*! Smilers, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for best package design. His first children’s book, This Is Silly!, was recently released by Scholastic. Last updated Christmas, 2010.
Jess Taylor is the author of the short story collection Pauls, the opening story from which received a National Magazine Award. She is the founder of the Emerging Writers Reading Series and the fiction editor of Little Brother magazine. Last updated summer, 2016.
- The Stink Summer, 2016
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Light. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.
- Poster Winter, 2016–2017
Yasuko Thanh is working on a memoir, titled Mistakes to Run With. Her novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, won the 2016 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.
- Birds of Paradise Winter, 2017–2018
Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. From 1991 to 1992 he was the editor of Acta Victoriana, a publication to which he introduced the future founder of Taddle Creek, an event that indirectly led to this magazine’s creation. Last updated summer, 2013.
- Mad Men Without a Cause Summer, 2013
Nick Thran is the author of the poetry collections Earworm and Every Inadequate Name. Last updated summer, 2013.
- Riverstone Summer, 2013
Matthew Tierney lives in Danforth Village. His most recent book is The Hayflick Limit (Coach House, 2009), which was short-listed for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His third collection, Probably Inevitable, will be published this fall by Coach House. Last updated summer, 2012.
Conan Tobias is the founder, editor-in-chief, publisher, and art director of Taddle Creek. His profile of the cartoonist and illustrator Lou Skuce, recently was awarded honourable mention at the Heritage Toronto Awards. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.
- Resilience Winter, 2019–2020
- A Very Comic Christmas Winter, 2018–2019
- A Noble Installation Winter, 2018–2019
- Accidental Historian Summer, 2018
- Distinctly Canadian Summer, 2018
- Life in a (Tiny) Northern Town Summer, 2018
- Elements of Style Winter, 2017–2018
- Last Ticket to Ride Winter, 2017–2018
- Look Who’s Talking Winter, 2017–2018
- Homegrown Horrors Summer, 2017
- Roller Coaster Ride Summer, 2017
- Instinct Winter, 2016–2017
- Canada’s Greatest Cartoonist Summer, 2016
- Pure Sweetness Summer, 2015
- Going With the Flow Summer, 2015
- Growing Up In Toronto Winter, 2014–2015
- It's a Monsterpiece! Summer, 2014
- Fun Science Facts Summer, 2014
- Subways, Buses, and Streetcars Summer, 2014
- Round 2 Winter, 2013–2014
- His Cartoonish Majesty Requests Winter, 2012–2013
- Totem Poll Summer, 2012
- Hey! It’s for Horses Christmas, 2010
- Night of the Sewist Halloween, 2008
- Got Brains? Halloween, 2008
- Slim Curiosity Summer, 2008
- Hand Finished Christmas, 2007
- We Are Amused Summer, 2007
- The Art of Sport Christmas, 2006
- Fake Authenticity Summer, 2005
- The Better Way Christmas, 2004
- Derek McCormack Speaks in Complete Paragraphs Christmas, 2003
- What’s the Frequency, Joe? Christmas, 2002
- Aesthetics Christmas, 2002
- Art Waiting to Happen Christmas, 2000
- The Duke Christmas, 1999
Tony Tobias lives in Summerhill, Toronto. He is a producer and writer with a strong interest in the dynamics of urban life and in what makes a healthy city. He co-produced the award-winning documentary Cities Fit to Live In: Toronto—Struggle for Neighbourhood. Last updated summer, 2010.
- Tragic Hero Summer, 2010
Laura Trethewey lives in Parkdale. She is the assistant editor of Broken Pencil and still manages to churn out the occasional zine every few years. Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, and Toronto Life.
- Boom Times Christmas, 2011
Jason Turner lives in North Vancouver. He has drawn two volumes of True Loves (New Reliable, 2006 and 2009), co-written with his wife, Manien Bothma. He also writes a column for Broken Pencil. Last updated summer, 2010.
Colin Upton has drawn comic strips, comic books, Web comics, political cartoons, cartoons for a movie, and cartoons for a play, lectured about comics, written about comics, and authored the graphic novel The Collected Diabetes Funnies. Last updated Winter, 2013–2014.
- Confessions of a Techno-Luddite Winter, 2013–2014
Noah Van Sciver
Noah Van Sciver Noah Van Sciver is an award-winning cartoonist and the creator of the comic book series Blammo. He is a regular contributor to Mad, and has created five graphic novels, including the Fante Bukowski graphic novella series. Last updated winter, 2017–2018.
R. M. Vaughan
R. M. Vaughan recently published the essay collection Compared To Hitler. He has contributed to the magazine since 2000. Last updated winter, 2013–2014.
Maurice Vellekoop lives on Ward’s Island, in Toronto. He has illustrated for major book publishers, magazines, and advertising in North America, Europe, and Asia for more than twenty years. His books include Vellevision, Maurice Vellekoop’s ABC Book, A Nut at the Opera, and Pin-ups. Currently, he is working on a memoir, titled I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together. Last updated winter, 2015–2016.
Paul Vermeersch’s collection, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. He has contributed to the magazine since 1999. Last updated winter, 2012–2013.
- Sugar Transformed By the Sun Winter, 2012–2013
- Rubble Christmas, 2010
- Hands Christmas, 2007
- A Table Reserved in Your Name at a Burning Restaurant Christmas, 2006
- Smoke Christmas, 2005
- Cherry Blossoms in an Orchard Summer, 2004
- Take 1 Tablet(s) Daily On-line, October 16, 2003
- Between the Walls Summer, 2003
- The L-Bomb Summer, 2002
- The Purple Nurple Summer, 2001
- Rare Aphrodisiac Christmas, 1999
Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty One territory, living in Winnipeg. Her first book, North End Love Songs, won the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. Her latest book is the novel The Break. Last updated summer, 2017.
- When Louis Riel Went Crazy Summer, 2017
Frank Viva is a frequent cover artist for the New Yorker. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, was named one of the New York Times’s ten best illustrated children’s books of 2011. His second picture book, for the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, will be published in the fall of 2014. Last updated summer, 2014.