Who We Are

Patrick Grace, managing editor

Patrick Grace is a queer writer from Vancouver. His work has appeared in journals such as PRISM international, Geist, CV2, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Arc, Grain, and Train: a poetry journal. His poetry has been longlisted for CV2’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.

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.

Cara Nelissen, book reviews editor

Cara Nelissen is a queer writer living in Vancouver. She’s the author of the chapbook Pray For Us Girls (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2019), and her work has been published in several literary magazines, including Vallum, CV2 and Grain.

David Ishaya Osu, associate poetry editor

David Ishaya Osu is a poet, memoirist, street photographer and wanderer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies across Nigeria, Uganda, the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, India, France, Bangladesh, South Africa, Austria, and elsewhere. He is the poetry editor of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, and a board member of Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation based in Uganda. David has an MA in Creative Writing (with distinction) from the University of Kent, and is the author of the poetry chapbook, When I’m Eighteen (2020).

Dominik Parisien, associate prose editor

Dominik Parisien is an editor, writer, and poet. His poetry collection Side Effects May Include Strangers was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2020 and his writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, PRISM international, The Fiddlehead, The Literary Review of Canada, and various other journals. As an editor, he has won the Hugo, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and Aurora Awards. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.

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.