Category Archives: Victoria

Queer Canadian Books for Everyone!: A Holiday Gift Guide

Feeling inspired by a recent podcast by Mary over at the podcast Queer Books Please where she recommended holiday book gifts and she unabashedly declared, “Yes there is a lesbian book for everybody,” I decided to write a post of … Continue reading

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A Dark, Promising Debut: A Review of Andrea Routley’s Jane and the Whales

If you’ve been following the goings-on in queer Can lit, you’ll likely recognize this name: Andrea Routley.  Just in case: Routley is the founder and editor of Plenitude, Canada’s queer literary magazine based out of Victoria.  I’ve been really impressed … Continue reading

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Talking Sculptures, Sexy Sea Creatures, and Dinner with Your Ex: A Review of Plenitude’s Third Issue

The third issue of Plenitude certainly starts off on a high note: Vancouver writer and performance artist Amber Dawn’s short story “The Nevelson” is a brilliant, fantastical, cheeky, and funny piece of fiction.  Queer and feminist in the oddest and … Continue reading

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The Crush is Certainly Mutual: A Review of Plenitude’s Second Issue

Considering that the third issue of Victoria-born queer literary journal Plenitude recently came out, it seems a little odd to be finally publishing this review of the second issue.  The combined facts that I hate reading on my computer and … Continue reading

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Plenitude: A New Victoria-Based Queer Literary Magazine You’re Bound to Love

Plenitude!: it’s a brand new magazine of the queer and literary sort, based out of Victoria.  If you’ve been missing queer short fiction and poetry in your life—especially poetry—you should be pumped right about now!  When I received an email … Continue reading

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