It is an absolute pleasure to introduce two new faces behind the scenes: Emily Stringer (Editor) and Jieun Lee (Associate Editor).
We’re also excited to be expanding a little. Soon, we’ll be publishing monthly round-ups of interesting #canlit #yalit and #kidlit goings on, as well as essays and flash fiction for YA readers. Drop us a line if you want to know more. If you’re organizing or hear about a great event/contest or read a fantastic book, please let us know.
Meanwhile, our beloved Elizabeth Leung is transitioning to Editor-at-Large and leaving Canada if the pandemic lets her. We’re sad she won’t be around, but absolutely thrilled for her new undertaking: a PhD in literature for young readers at Cambridge. Trust us when we say we won’t let her go entirely…
And, to complicate matters, Emily Pohl-Weary will be sticking around forever, forcing you to specify which Emily you’re writing to when you get in touch. (She is happy to be referred to as EPW, because her wonderfully witchy grandmother used to call her that in the scariest voice imaginable.)
Emily Stringer, Editor
Emily Stringer is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. She is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio at SFU (2015), where she focused on young adult and speculative fiction writing. She has worked in publishing in Western Canada in production and editing roles.
Jieun Lee, Associate Editor
Jieun Lee is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Children’s Literature, completing a middle-grade novel for her thesis project. She received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship this year for her thesis proposal, which is inspired by Anne of Green Gables, the resiliency of migrant children, and the importance of building community. Jieun has been involved in community work both in Toronto and Vancouver, working with kids in diverse communities to build their confidence and inspire joy in reading and writing. When she is not writing or working, she is usually lost in a pile of yarn, crocheting or knitting a new project while fussing over her growing houseplant collection.