Issue 1 contributors

Jamie Oosterhuis


jamie oosterhuis (she/her) lives, works and creates on the unceded traditional territories of the Secwépemc peoples (Salmon Arm, BC). She graduated from the University of Victoria Visual Arts Honours program in 2021 and has shown work at the Victoria Arts Council, the Audain Gallery, and the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. jamie explores identity, memory, emotion, and the body. She is fascinated with uncovering ways in which she can deeply understand the self and process human experience through intuitively making use of photography, video and textile pieces. jamie desires to guide viewers through this journey by bearing witness to her artworks.

Terra Patrick

December’s Dead, Now

Terra Patrick is a young Canadian author who enjoys collecting notebooks, exploring abandoned buildings, and shrieking. If she was a kitchen appliance, she would be a blender. Terra’s short fiction has appeared in Elegant Literature Magazine Issues #4, #6, #8, and #9, and her poetry is featured in Apple a Day Volume 1.

Jamie Anderson

What to Do as Grief Tears You Apart, A 3pm flight from Winnipeg to Victoria, a growth, nihilist loverboy

Jamie lives in Victoria, British Columbia on the unceded lands of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. They completed a double major BFA at the University of Victoria in Theatrical Production and Management and Creative Writing. Though Jamie is primarily a stage manager, they have explored many avenues of theatre and enjoy working in as many artistic disciplines as they can get their hands on. With a passion for strange and experimental art, Jamie writes poetry, builds props, works front of house, and writes the occasional short story.

Caroline Galdi

The Minivan Albums

Caroline Galdi is a graduate student studying creative writing at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has been previously published in X-R-A-Y, Hobart Pulp, and Sad Girls Club.

Amanda L. Andrei

Embarrassed of the Whole

Amanda L. Andrei is a playwright, literary translator, theater critic, and community archivist residing in Los Angeles by way of Virginia/Washington DC. She writes epic, irreverent plays that center the concealed, wounded places of history and societies from the perspectives of diasporic Filipina women, and she co-translates from Romanian to English with her father, Codin Andrei. Her plays have been produced/developed with Relative Theatrics, Boston Court Pasadena, NY Classical Theater, La MaMa, and more, and her play MAMA, I WISH I WERE SILVER won the 2022 Jane Chambers Award for Feminist Playwriting. MA: Georgetown, MFA: USC.

Christopher Sanford Beck 

Reflections on Familial Ontology

Christopher Sanford Beck is a prairie boy on the West Coast, double-majoring in Creative Writing and Philosophy. He enjoys languishing in the beauty of Vancouver Island, brewing and drinking (usually tasty, sometimes burnt) coffee, trying to string words together, and wondering about what he’ll do with a BA in Creative Writing and Philosophy. His fiction has previously been published by Polar Expressions, The Martlet, and GREYstone magazine. He has also had nonfiction published in GEEZ magazine and has a handful of poems published in This Side of West.

Mica England


Mica England is a queer artist and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Mica graduated from the Academy of Art University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and is now pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Mica’s artistic practice is a mixture of photography, collage, poetry, and book arts, while their written practice includes poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and cross-genre works.

Manon Sintès

Maybe God is the insect in my sink, Nostalgic for the neolithic

Manon Sintès is an MA student and writer living in a state of anxiety and the Netherlands. As she doesn’t have much writing out at the moment, fate and the publishing industry will determine when you find her again. So long.


Revenge of the Big Jazz

bonnyCD (they/them) is a writer, dungeon master, fibre-artist and lapsed experimental filmmaker, currently based in rural AB (treaty 7 territory), working on a Canada Council-funded suite of SF stories, wherein vat-grown superqueers try to figure out how to love themselves and others on a planet on the brink of cataclysm. b also works as a freelance poetry editor. b’s feature film, “Contents Under Pressure,” is available from the CFMDC. Their book-length poem, “The Repoetic: After Saint Pol Roux,” is available from Gordon Hill Press.

Edward Lee

A Dream Falters, A Whisper Becomes, Dancing in Senses

Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen, The Blue Nib and Poetry Wales. His poetry collections are Playing Poohsticks On Ha’Penny Bridge, The Madness Of Qwerty and A Foetal Heart. 

He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Orson Carroll, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
His blog/website can be found at

Erin Clark

Joan of Arc’s inner monologue, Writing the Year Wrong, Akimbo

Erin Clark (she/her) is a queer American writer and priest living in London, England. Her work has appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Oxonian Review, the New Critique, Geez, About Place, The Merton Journal, Pilcrow & Dagger, and The Hour. She’s the author of the nonfiction Sacred Pavement (2021, That Guy’s House), and a coauthor of The Book of Queer Prophets (2020, William Collins). You can find her online at or on Twitter @e_m_clark.

Kristen Cussen

Sunday Mourning Crossword

Kristen Cussen was an almost journalist and is currently a writing student at the University of Victoria.

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