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This Magazine nominated for three National Magazine Awards

Erica Lenti

While we’re still hard at work putting together a magazine that holds powers to account, makes you think, and introduces you to some amazing Canadians, we thought we’d take a brief moment to toot our own horn and celebrate our amazing contributors. We are incredibly thrilled to let you know that This has been nominated for three […] More »
September-October 2011

Book review: Rebecca Rosenblum’s The Big Dream

Jessica RoseWebsite@NMTblog

The characters in Rebecca Rosenblum’s second collection of short stories, The Big Dream, have one thing in common: they work at Dream Inc., a lifestyle magazine publisher struggling to stay afloat. Like the troubled company, most face an uncertain future, navigating their problems from trial separations and parenthood to a terminally ill parent. Drawing from her […] More »

Book Review: Up Up Up by Julie Booker

Katherine LaidlawWebsite@klaidlaw

What do you do when you’re an adult woman on a canoe trip in Alaska and a boy on the playground calls you fat? You take the ball tumbling toward you, which you’ve kindly picked up for him, and fling it back, pushing the insult as far from your flabby chest as you can, releasing […] More »

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

Graham F. Scott

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 »

Tuesday Tracks! Juno Legend edition: "Hitchhiker" by Neil Young

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Neil Young has been making records for a long time. The sheer length of his career is a feat in itself, but more impressive than just the fact that he’s been making records for roughly 45 years is that he’s managed to stay dedicated, committed, and inspired for that entire time. Since the mid 60s […] More »

This Magazine wins gold at the Canadian Newsstand Awards

Graham F. Scott

We’re very proud to announce that This Magazine won a gold medal at the Canadian Newsstand Awards last night in Toronto. The Newsstand Awards recognize excellence in cover design and marketing, and for a small magazine like This, it’s a huge deal to be recognized alongside heavyweights like Flare, Maclean’s, Canadian Art, and Châtelaine. Our […] More »

This Contributor Jenn Hardy wins inaugural PWAC writing award!

Graham F. Scott

A little while ago we alerted you to the fact that This contributor Jenn Hardy was nominated for the inaugural Professional Writers Association of Canada Writing Awards. Well, the awards were given out last Friday, and Jenn won! Please join us in congratulating her on the article and the award. We take great pride in […] More »

This Magazine named Small Magazine of the Year by Canadian Editors

Graham F. Scott

Last night was the annual Canadian Society of Magazine Editors gala, and we’re very happy to report that This was named Magazine of the Year in the small publication category. We think it’s a huge honour, especially considering the fearsome quality of the nominees, including our friends at Explore and Spacing. Industry awards are always a […] More »

This contributor Jenn Hardy nominated for PWAC Writing Award

Graham F. Scott

Congratulations to This Magazine contributor (and former intern!) Jenn Hardy for her nomination in the inaugural Professional Writers Association of Canada Writing Awards. Jenn’s cover story on permaculture, “Cleanup in Aisle One,” in the July-August 2009 issue of This was a reader favourite from last year, so it’s great to see it getting some more […] More »

Tuesday Tracks! Juno Edition: Happiness Project, Arkells, Good Lovelies

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Michael Bublé might have walked out with the most hardware at last night’s The Juno Awards, and his wins might have prompted more than a few eye rolls from the more progressive listeners in the audience, but awards ceremonies rarely get it right. They rarely reward bravery in artistic expression or experimentation and settle for the […] More »

We won a Newsstand Award! Thanks to all our readers and supporters

Graham F. Scott

We’re extremely pleased to tell you that This won last night at the Canadian Newsstand Awards in the small magazine category. This is actually the third year in a row we’ve won this particular award, which is given out annually to magazines that sell well on the newsstand. The issue that took the prize is […] More »