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Issue #26 August 2018

Thanks for visiting the Spadina Literary Review.

Here's a bit of background on some of the contributors to this issue:

  • Judith Baron ("The Loyal Customer") lives in Pickering, Ont., and enjoys writing short stories with supernatural elements.
  • Michelle Brooks ("Psychic Friends Network") lives in Detroit. Michelle has published a collection of poetry, Make Yourself Small, and a novella, Dead Girl, Live Boy available on Amazon.
  • Brian Clark ("The Enforcer") lives in St. Catharines, Ont. A former journalist, Brian is currently looking for a publisher for his novel and a collection of ghost stories.
  • Mark Halpern ("The Takarazuka Woman") is a lawyer in Tokyo. Mark writes stories concerning Westerners living in Japan and intends to gather them into a book in the not-too-distant future.
  • Neil Leadbeater ("Dispersal") lives in Edinburgh. Neil's most recent book of poetry is Finding the River Horse from Littoral Press.
  • Brendan McHale (Cover art) lives in Toronto. See more of Brendan's work at
  • Habib Mohana ("The Bangle Seller") is an assistant professor of English and lives in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. Habib has written four books, three in his Saraiki mother-tongue and one in Urdu.
  • Jonathan R. Rose ("Shattered Ninja Turtle Dreams") is a frequent contributor to this mag. Check our Sitemap for other stories. Jonathan's novel Carrion is available on Amazon.
  • Robert William Wilson ("Smoking in Amsterdam") is a writer and filmmaker living in Montréal.


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call for applications

The Al Purdy A-Frame Residency Program offers writers and poets the opportunity to live and work in a place of literary and historic significance, poet Al Purdy's house by Roblin Lake near Ameliasburgh, Ontario.

Purdy House

Writers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents may apply for a term of two to twelve weeks. Those awarded residency receive a $650 weekly stipend and are free to spend their time writing. For each month of their stay, residents are asked to participate in one public activity such as a reading, lecture, workshop, or school event.

Go to for details. Applications close October 12.