Where the An­gels Wait

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CC Humphreys

This mag­a­zine was con­ceived on a sunny bal­cony on Bowen Is­land last July, and we con­fess a beer or two may have been in­volved. It’s been a fast, wild ride since then!

The pub­lish­ing world is in the throes of a great trans­for­ma­tion, the like of which has not been seen since Guten­berg made ad­vance­ments with mov­able type. Know­ing the type of mag­a­zine we wanted to read, but not know­ing if there was a mar­ket for it, we de­cided to test the wa­ters by crowd­sourc­ing to see if the ap­petite there.

When Kick­starter opened up shop in Canada in time for us to launch our cam­paign it seemed like a pro­pi­tious align­ment of the stars. There have been even more good omens since then. Alice Munro, Queen of the Short Story won the No­bel award for Lit­er­a­ture and, on the same day our cam­paign reached its fund­ing goal, Lynn Coady won the Giller Prize with her short story col­lec­tion, Hell­go­ing. It looks like a very good time in­deed to be writ­ing and pub­lish­ing short fic­tion.

Omens aside, we have been blessed with good for­tune and good friends. CC Humphreys, JJ Lee, Su­sanna Kears­ley and Jack White were all gra­cious and quick to of­fer us short fic­tion when we asked them to lend us their star power to get the project

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