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Readers: This wants your ideas!

Sara Harowitz

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 »

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 »

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

Graham F. Scott

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

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 »

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

hilary beaumont

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

hilary beaumont

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!

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 »

Some worthwhile reads to mark International Women's Day

Graham F. Scott

Since today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight some recent stuff that’s appeared in This and elsewhere on the subject of gender justice and equality. Emma Woolley at Shameless has provided a comprehensive overview of why International Women’s Day still matters. The upshot is that while the last century […] More »