Canlit, Canthius, Cira Nickel, Claire Farley, domestic anxiety, female voices, feminist, fiction, magic realism, Petal Journal, Puneet Dutt, Sara Jane Strickland, Sharon Thesen, Tanis MacDonald, The Market Amaryllis, women writers, writers
I’m thrilled to be among the writers in the inaugural issue of Canthius, a new literary journal of female perspectives and feminist writing based out of Toronto by the dedicated editors Claire Farley, Cira Nickel, and Puneet Dutt.
I’m super proud to be a part of such an amazing new project. The issue features writing by some of my favourite writers, including Tanis MacDonald, Sharon Thesen, and the editor of another new feminist journal, Sara Jane Strickland of Petal Journal. Canthius also includes work by the wonderful Jen Currin, Sonia Di Placido, Deirdre Maultsaid, Jule Morrissy, Nina Murray, Megan Paranich, Kristen Smith, and Susie Winters.
My fiction in the issue is a short story called “The Market Amaryllis.” It’s about a woman who buys a houseplant and then doesn’t know what to do when it begins to talk to her in the voice of her un-affectionate mother-in-law. It’s a fun mix of domestic anxiety and magic realism, and I hope you like it! Buy copies of Canthius no. 1 right here and be a part of something brand new and important.