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The Contributors

Dorsa Jabbari

Dorsa Jabbari is a University of Toronto student. Last updated Christmas, 1997.

Maureen Jennings

Maureen Jennings is the author of three series of crime-fiction novels, including one whose lead character, Detective William Murdoch, is the basis for the successful television drama Murdoch Mysteries. “Heat Wave,” which originally appeared in Taddle Creek No. 43, is now the basis for a new series of books, the first of which, Heat Wave: A Paradise Café Mystery, was published in 2019. That same year, her short story “Viaticum,” from Taddle Creek No. 2, was turned into a short film. Last updated summer, 2019.

Jim Johnstone

Jim Johnstone is a poet, editor, and critic. His latest books are The Essential D. G. Jones and Dog Ear. Recently, he won Poetry’s Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.

Amy Jones

Amy Jones lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and recently published her debut novel, We’re All in This Together. She was the winner of the 2006 CBC Literary Award, and her first collection, What Boys Like, won the 2008–2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award and was short-listed for the 2010 ReLit Award. Last updated winter, 2016–2017.

Peter Josselyn

Peter Josselyn became known to Taddle Creek in 2007, after writing a letter of complaint. He has been helpful and annoying ever since. Last updated, spring, 2022.

Elissa Joy

Elissa Joy lives in Salem, Oregon. Her latest book, Drinking Songs, was published in 2004 by Pas de Chance. She is the author of What We Do Is Secret (Pas de Chance, 1998), Quinceañera (Pas de Chance, 1996), On Seeing Montgomery Clift Drunk As He Was (Pas de Chance, 1996), and other works of fiction, poetry, and cultural studies. Last updated summer, 2006.

Jasper Jubenvill

Jasper Jubenvill makes comics full time, in his bedroom at his mom’s house. He is the first Taddle Creek contributor who was not yet born when the magazine was founded. Last updated winter, 2020–2021.