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Readers: This wants your ideas!

Readers: Have one of your ideas featured in This Magazine! We’ve got some exciting things happening at This, and we’d like your help. We’re currently on the hunt for Canadian stories from 2012 that the mainstream media might have missed, and we want to hear your ideas. Did something happen in your community that went… More »

This Magazine co-founder Bob Davis dies

We received some very sad news today at This Magazine. Robert (Bob) Davis, our magazine’s co-founder and former editor, recently died while vacationing in Cuba. Together with a group of friends in Toronto, Davis published the very first issue of This Magazine is About Schools—as we were once known—back in April 1966 “on a hunch.”… More »

This Magazine editor Lauren McKeon

Who’s that girl?

Fourteen years old and this is my first time. It happens in the stacks of my high school library. I’m searching for something. I don’t know what. Separate today by three months of summer and I am still in eighth grade playing dodge ball (horribly). Now, I’m full of angst—and not just about whether Cam… More »

Come and visit This Magazine at Word on the Street, on Sunday, September 25!

Toronto! Hope to see you at Word on the Street on Sunday September 25!

It’s that time again! Word On The Street is this Sunday in Toronto, the national literary street-fair/author-festival/book-signing/all-around extravaganza of the written word. We’ll have our usual booth at the Toronto event, and we would love to meet you. (We’d love to have a booth at all the WOTS events across the country, of course, but, well,… More »

Cover of the September-October 2011 issue of This Magazine

What's in the September-October 2011 issue of This Magazine

The September-October 2011 issue of This Magazine (that’s it on the left there!) is now in subscribers’ mailboxes (subscribers always get the magazine early, and you can too), and will be for sale on better newsstands coast-to-coast this week. Remember that you can subscribe to our RSS feed to ensure you never miss a new article going… More »

We did the math: 53% of This Magazine writers are female—but there's a catch

[Editor's note: On a semi-regular basis, we survey a sample of recent back issues of This to analyze the topics we cover, how truly national our scope is, and the makeup of our contributor roster.  See the last survey here.] The new documentary Page One focuses on the state of journalism, its new technologies and decreasing… More »

What's in the July-August 2011 issue of This Magazine

The July-August 2011 issue of This Magazine (that’s it on the left there!) is now in subscribers’ mailboxes (subscribers always get the magazine early, and you can too), and will be for sale on better newsstands coast-to-coast this week. Remember that you can subscribe to our RSS feed to ensure you never miss a new article going… More »

Only five days left to enter the Great Canadian Literary Hunt!

Only five days remain until the deadline of the Great Canadian Literary Hunt! If you’re like me, you’re intimately familiar with those scarce final minutes. My art teacher back in the day, Cynthia Lewis, lived by the mantra: “Good art takes a long time.” While there were obvious exceptions, there was never good reason to… More »

How to win This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt

The first year we ran the contest was 1996 (that’s the issue cover at right). That year, Toronto writer John Burton won first place in This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Burton’s entry, “Sisters,” was his first-ever published story. It triumphed over some 1,000 other entries. Burton was a virtual nobody in the literary world,… More »

Canadian editors call This Magazine Small Magazine of the Year — again!

The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors held their annual Editors’ Choice Awards last night in Toronto, and for the second year in a row, This was named “Magazine of the Year” in the small circulation category. Many, many people work very hard to make This happen, so it would be impossible to thank by name… More »