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Calls for Submissions

Call for Submissions: Learning to Ride Silver Birch Press is seeking poems or prose about learning to ride your bike! I  mean that’s kind of great, right? More info on the blog post. Deadline April 15. Call for Proposals: Disability and/in/through fanfiction A special journal issue through the University of Waterloo is seeking works that explore […]

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Calls for Submissions!

  [image via Twitter] Call for Submissions: Short Speculative Fiction by Transgender Writers  Topside Press is now accepting submissions for an anthology of short speculative fiction by self-identified transgender writers. Publication would be Fall 2016, and its paid! Deadline is December 1, 2015, so you have some time. Check out the post!  Call for Submissions: […]

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Broken Pencil at Fan Expo 2014!

Fan Expo Toronto is now the third-largest comic and scifi and horror and gaming and anime convention in the world, but it would be a mistake to write it off as a forum just for the Big Guys. You’ve got your Marvel and your DC, of course, but you’ve also got hundreds of independent creators […]

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Indie Events: July 7 – 13 feat Fringe Toronto and Mad Pride!

Before getting into our weekly listings, a friendly reminder that  two amazing festivals are happening in Toronto right now. First— the Toronto Fringe is on like donkey kong! This is when local and global artists get to experiment with their most daring ideas. Don’t miss out! Check out the schedule here. Secondly, it’s Mad Pride […]

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Found on the Internet: Enter Editor

Hi, this is Alison Lang, aka The New Editor. We will be bidding our dear InternPaul goodbye for the interim while he graduates from his internship onto greater pursuits. He has been a wonderful addition to the mag over the past few months and we will miss him. Thanks for everything Paul! This also means […]

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Calls for Submission and Etc

  Call for Stories: Come Out With Us This new community  project aims to “alleviate the feelings of anxiety, loneliness and fear surrounding learning to live openly as a queer/trans* identified person”. They invite strangers to send in stories, photos, and art that shares their coming-out story. Send what you wish someone had sent you when you […]

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Indie Events: Nov 4 – Nov 10

TORONTO Monday Nov 4, 7:40pm, Trampoline Hall, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, buy tickets here Tonight’s event is curated by Amy Langstaff. Featuring: Kim North: Kindergarten, Sam Cotter: Urban Strategies for Howling Into the Void and Derek Leebosh: The Travel Bug. Tuesday Nov 5, 7:30pm, Choir Choir Choir!: Lou Reed, No One Writes to the Colonel, 460 […]

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Calls for Submissions and Etc.

  Call for Volunteers: Canzine 2013 Check out our call for volunteers for Canzine weekend (Oct 19/20) in Toronto! Visit the post  on this here our website for complete info! Call for Submissions: I Like Girls Vol. 2 The feminist/LGBTQ zine publishers at Toronto’s House Hippo Press are looking for submissions from gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirited, […]

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Found on the Internet

Hey you guys. Long time no see. Sorry, it was summer and we were sleeping/on vacation. Now our plucky interns will be taking over this space, so you can look forward to piles of posts of clever curated commentary about various internet goobledegak. Meet Lindsay and Matt’s Bookshelves – Our dear editor and librarian Lindsay […]

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Deathmatch Winner 2010: Gotta Be Another Way

By Nelson Eshleman We at Broken Pencil were deeply saddened to learn that our 2010 Deathmatch Champion Nelson Eshleman passed away in March of 2012. You can read Nelson’s obituary here, where his love of writing and Deathmatch experience both receive mention. Our condolences to his family. It was round about the time Winthorpe Power Corp. […]

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