Jessica Fortner (illustrations, beginning on p. 8) has done work for the New York Times , the Harvard Business Review , and The New Republic . Miranda Elliott (“Pro-life Island,” p. 15) is a quality-improvement specialist at Toronto Public Health.
Jonathan Kay (“My Generic Side,” p. 17) is the editor-in-chief of The Walrus .
Omar Mouallem (“How to Pitch a Tent,” p. 19) won a 2014 National Magazine Award for best profile.
Chelsea Murray (“The Shag Harbour Incident,” p. 20) has written for Reader’s Digest and This .
Kerry Gold (“The Highest Bidder,” p. 22) reports on real estate for the Globe and Mail .
Karin Bubaš ( photography, p. 22) has exhibited her work nationally and internationally.
K. D. Miller (“Witness,” p. 41) published her fourth collection of stories, All Saints , in 2014.
Teva Harrison (“Three Ways to Disappear,” p. 48) wrote and illustrated InBetween Days , a memoir about living with cancer. Larry Krotz (“Atheist at the Pulpit,” p. 54) contributed for many years to The United Church Observer .
Tim O’brien (illustrations, p. 54) teaches visual arts and is the president of the Society of Illustrators.
David Goldbloom (“Thinner,” p. 65) works as a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
Pier Bryden (“Thinner,” p. 65) specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children .
Jeannie Phan (illustration, p. 65) has drawn for Penguin Books and The New Yorker .
Naben Ruthnum (“Narrative Devices,” p. 69) is a Journey Prize–winning author and a former books columnist for the National Post .
Kyle Metcalf (illustration, p. 69) counts Cottage Life and Reader’s Digest among his clients.
Gregory Scofield ( poem, p. 71) teaches English literature at Laurentian University.
Sasha Chapin (“Pretty Boys,” p.72) has written for Vice , Hazlitt , and the National Post .
Linda Besner (poem, p. 73) will publish a new book, Feel Happier in Nine Seconds , in 2017.