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The Contributors

Joe Ollmann

Joe Ollmann is the author of Fictional Father, the first adult graphic novel nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for fiction. He first contributed to the magazine in 2011. Last updated fall, 2022.

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 a former 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. Last updated Winter, 2013–2014.

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 is the publisher of the micro-press Pas de Chance. His book Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World was published in 2002. He was Taddle Creek’s in-house illustrator from 1998 to 2008, and co-created Tad, the magazine’s mascot. Last updated fall, 2022.

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 that rebuilt the magazine’s Web site. Updated spring, 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 teaches at the University of British Columbia School of Creative Writing. 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. She first contributed to the magazine in 2001. Last updated fall, 2022.

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.