All you This Magazine subscribers who tore open your copy of the July/August issue and turned straight to the editorial will already know that I’m leaving the magazine next week to head to sunny Ottawa and a job at Canadian Geographic magazine.
But, as always, This is in good hands. Our new editor, Emily Schultz started this week. Emily brings a wealth of experience to the position.
A two-time This Magazine Great Canadian Literary Hunt winner, she joins the magazine upon the heels of her editorship at Broken Pencil Magazine. For two and a half years, she steered the content of this independent culture magazine, and completed outreach events in 12 cities across Canada. With a background in feminist publishing and small-press book publishing, Emily has also written articles for Toronto’s eye Weekly. Her other editorial credits include Outskirts: Women Writing from Small Places (Sumach Press, Spring 2002), and The Pocket Canon, a playful anonymous anthology, dubbed “best independent publishing venture” by NOW Magazine in 2003.
Emily’s short story collection Black Coffee Night was a Danuta Gleed nominee for Best First Fiction in Canada in 2002, and she was chosen as one of four authors for The Globe and Mail’s under-30 spotlight series.
Please join me in welcoming Emily to the magazine and the blog.