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

Graham F. Scott

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 »

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

hilary beaumont

[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

Graham F. Scott

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 »

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 »

Announcing This Magazine's 45th anniversary special issue

Graham F. Scott

Today we’re very proud to be launching a special issue of This Magazine to mark our 45th anniversary. This Magazine is About Schools published its first issue (seen at right) in April 1966, and quickly established itself as a vital part of the country’s social, political, and cultural landscape. The This that splashed down in the […] More »

Everything you'll find in the March-April 2011 issue of This Magazine

Graham F. Scott

The March-April 2011 issue of This is now in subscribers’ mailboxes and on newsstands. As usual, you’ll be able to read all the articles here on the website as we post them over the next few weeks. But also as usual, we encourage you to subscribe to the magazine, which is the best way to support […] More »

This feature on Quebec cinema's "new wave" reprinted in Courrier International

Graham F. Scott

Just two days ago, we were telling you about a This feature appearing in the just-launched Best Canadian Essays 2010. Here’s another This feature taking flight: We were pleased yesterday to find Patricia Bailey’s feature on the new wave of Québécois cinema, from the May-June 2010 issue, reprinted (with permission, natch) in Courrier International, the prestigious […] More »

This feature on the future of gay rights included in Best Canadian Essays 2010

Graham F. Scott

Best Canadian Essays 2010, the second annual collection of its kind from Tightrope Books, again includes a feature article that originally appeared in This Magazine. The collection includes Paul Gallant’s essay on the state of Canada’s gay rights movement in the wake of same-sex marriage legalization, “Over the rainbow“, from our September-October 2009 issue. Sounds […] More »

One day only! Get a year of This Magazine for just $13 with Groupon (Update: How to redeem!)

Graham F. Scott

That’s right, we’ve teamed up with those consumer-capitalists par excellence at Groupon to bring you a special one-day-only deal on a one-year subscription to This Magazine. That’s six issues delivered to your door for just $13. The technical term for this in the magazine biz is “wicked-ass cheap.” If you’re a casual fan of the […] 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 »