Who We Are

Kathleen Fraser, Managing Editor

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. Contact her at editor(at)plenitudemagazine.ca.

Rachna Contractor, Associate Editor — Reviews

Rachna Contractor has written about literature, art and culture for XtraWiqaable and Kala Magazine. She earned her BA in Art History from the University of Toronto. After working in communications for over a decade, Rachna moved to the hospitality industry where she combines her interests in story-telling and food. Rachna (r-uh-ch-nah) lives in Parkdale, Toronto. For book reviews, articles and interviews, please query her at reviews(at)plenitudemagazine.ca.

Fatima Amarshi, Associate Editor — Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

A child of the global South Asian Diaspora, Fatima Amarshi comes from a multi-generational family of immigrants who travelled from India to Tanzania, and eventually settled in Canada. As a queer woman raised in a strong and resilient community of faith (Islam), navigating these multiple identities was, and continues to be, a complicated affair that informs her work. Fatima currently lives in Vancouver where she is working on her first book of poetry and learning to play the ukulele. 

Derek Warwick, Associate Editor — Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

Derek Warwick has worked with Fourculture magazine and as an editor with Other Voices, Edmonton’s now-defunct feminist literary magazine. With a B.A. in women’s studies and creative writing from the University of Alberta, Derek works as a violence prevention educator in Edmonton.

 

PJ Grace, Associate Editor — Poetry

PJ Grace has been published in Geist, PRISM international, Broken PencilCV2, Maisonneuve, Prairie Fire, EVENT, and Arc Poetry. In 2016 he was longlisted for PRISM’’s annual poetry contest and CV2‘s Young Buck Poetry Prize.

Brett Josef Grubisic, The Query Project Curator

Brett Josef Grubisic is the author of the novel The Location of Unknown Possibilities (Now or Never Publishing). His first novel, The Age of Cities (Arsenal Pulp Press), was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Prize. He’s the author of Understanding Beryl Bainbridge and co-editor of National Plots: Historical Fiction and Changing Ideas of Canada. He lives in Vancouver and teaches at the University of British Columbia. If you’d like to send a contribution or query to the Query Project, please contact him at bjosefg@hotmail.com.

Andrea Routley, Founding Editor

Andrea Routley is the editor of Walk Myself Home: An Anthology to End Violence Against Women (Caitlin Press, 2010).  She is the author of Jane and the Whales (Caitlin Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as The Malahat Review and Room Magazine, and in 2008, she was shortlisted for the Rona Murray Prize for Literature for her poem “For Helen M. Winslow and her Love of Finer Things.” She completed a degree in writing from the University of Victoria, and now lives on the Sunshine Coast, BC, where she works as a piano tuner.

 

Plenitude Publishing Society

President — Andrea Routley

Member — Hiromi Goto

Member — Brett Josef Grubisic

 

 

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