Who We Are

Patrick Grace, managing editor; secondary poetry and prose editor

Patrick Grace is a queer writer from Vancouver. His work has been published in journals such as PRISM international, Geist, Contemporary Verse 2, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Arc Poetry Magazine, and Grain. His poetry has been longlisted for Contemporary Verse 2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize and twice for PRISM international’s Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize. He is the winner of The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for poetry in 2020.

Alison Dowsett, reviews editor

Alison Dowsett’s work has appeared in subTerrain, Xtra! West, Terminal City, and the Science Creative Quarterly. Her piece of short memoir, “Primordial Eros,” was named First Runner Up in subTerrain‘s 2016 Lush Triumphant Literary Awards. She has an MFA from the University of King’s College and a BFA from the University of British Columbia. Alison has led mentorship programs with the Vancouver School Board and interned at Geist. In 2015, she established a writing group and workshop series in collaboration with the Joy Kogawa Historic House in Vancouver. She is currently at work on a book-length manuscript titled The Burial Project.

L’Amour Lisik, associate prose editor

L’Amour Lisik is an artist, writer, and QPOC who lives on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. She holds a BFA in Writing from the University of Victoria, where she focused on poetry and creative nonfiction. She works as managing editor for The Malahat Review.

Rebecca Salazar, associate poetry editor

Rebecca Salazar has published poetry and nonfiction in journals including PRISM international, Minola, and The Puritan. She was a finalist for the 2019 Writers’ Trust RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her poetry chapbook, Guzzle, was released by Anstruther Press in 2016. Originally from Sudbury, Ontario, she is currently a PhD candidate and Vanier scholar in New Brunswick.

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, The Fiddlehead, and Room Magazine. 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, library programmer, and serves on the board of Sunday in the Park with Pride Society, an organization dedicated to creating community for LGBTQ2 youth on the Sunshine Coast.