I began working on Plenitude just over four years ago. The first issue came out in the fall of 2012, and included both emerging and established writers such as Betsy Warland and Nancy Jo Cullen. From reading and selecting material, to designing epubs, to marketing–I was a volunteer staff of one, but cheered on by supportive mentors. Since then, things have really transformed. The editorial board has expanded to included Matthew Walsh, Anna Nobile and other guest editors; Kathleen Fraser has done everything from designing magazines and ads to copy editing, reading submissions and more; Malaika Aleba heads the social media and marketing; Rachna Contractor coordinates all our reviews–about twenty-five in 2015, compared with just a few in 2014; Brett Josef Grubisic curates a weekly Query Project series, which has led me to discover many queer books and authors; and the submissions keep coming–thank you!
After four years, the magazine truly has a life of its own, and a readership not only across Canada, but the world. I am thrilled to announce that Kathleen Fraser will be taking over my role as managing editor.
The magazine is in great hands!
Kathleen Fraser is an editor working in Canadian academic publishing. She earned her BA in linguistics and English literature at the University of British Columbia and her master’s in publishing at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Montreal, where she hones the dual crafts of textile art and comma placement.
A word from the new managing editor: