Hal Niedzviecki

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Job Posting: Broken Pencil Seeks a Fiction Editor

Category: Call for Submissions, Fiction, Hal Niedzviecki, News

March 8, 2016 Job Posting: Fiction Editor – Broken Pencil: the magazine of zine culture and the independent arts Part-time. Downtown Toronto. Broken Pencil is now accepting applications for the volunteer position of Fiction Editor. This is an ongoing position performed on a part-time basis. Bi-monthly meetings in downtown Toronto are required. We offer an […]

1-2 Book Punch at Canzine

Pitch your book idea to our panel of experts in front of a live audience and win! It’s back! Register now to pitch your book idea at Canzine this Sunday! Anything goes! Live on our mainstage in front of a crowing crowd, you get two minutes to pitch your book to our panel of judges. […]

Are We Really Depressed?

b y Ha l Medzvieck i  Non-fiction depression literature is a  pretty lame genre filled with personal  accounts, self-help programs,  inflammatory warnings, and many  many patronizing titles like: Helping  Your Depressed Teenager (that book was  checked out when I looked for it at the  library). Typically, these texts diagnose  depression, bandy around statistics,  impart on […]

Stefan Christoff – Duets for Abdelrazik

  Stefan Christoff Duets for Abdelrazik howlarts.net Sudanese-born Canadian citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik was arrested and tortured in Sudan after being erroneously labeled a terrorist by the United States. After multiple stints of imprisonment and interrogation, he was finally cleared by Sudan, only to have Canada refuse to issue him travel documents or otherwise facilitate his […]

An Evening With Hal Niedzviecki on Self-Publishing

The City of Mississauga and Broken Pencil Present: An Evening with Hal Niedzviecki Broken Pencil publisher and acclaimed culture critic Hal Niedzviecki will lead participants thorugh the past, present and future of self-publishing. The history of self-publishing will be used to provide context for the current debates around the rise of e-book self-publishing as a […]

Picture Postcard

By Hal Niedzviecki   Sightings Postcard Series by Germain Koh $1 for 1, $5 for 8 (postage included) Box 20032, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9N5 “Why don’t we be more ambivalent and call them cultural detritus?” Germaine Koh asks of her ongoing postcard project Sightings. But who is we? Are we the silly, garish Fujicolor people that […]

Growing up Catholic

It’s Hip to Buy

What Culture is Made Of

The Essential Aside

From the Margins of the Insurrection

Growing up Catholic

This Thurday! Broken Pencil Hosts 3 Stories for God Reading!

Drippy Town


Only Hooligans Write on Desks

Small Change

Beyond the Limits of the Trees

Punk Is Like a Box of Candy

Gross Food

How To Put Out Twenty Issues of Broken Pencil


School’s Out, Reading’s In

The Mourner’s Book of Albums

The Listener


Weighing the Web

Fugue State

Escaping Sonja Ahlers