Sister Writes is excited about a new step in the evolution of our literary magazine: we are now part of the permanent collections at the Library and Archives of Canada! Earlier this year, we applied for and got an ISSN number, which recognizes us as a professional magazine publication in Canada. Now, volumes 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 (and subsequent issues) will be held in the National Library in Canada.
For our magazine (which began as a stapled together sheaf of papers) and over the years grew into a gorgeous, perfect-bound edition published in runs of 150 issues and more) this is a pretty awesome step forward. We are also proud to say that Sister Writes is now being sold at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto (the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore).
Speaking of publications, on January 14, 2017, we launched not one, but two (!) brand new magazines, and hosted a panel of fabulous live readings from the program’s participants. If you missed our launch, what better way to spend a winter afternoon than reading our issues? You can read them for free here.