long con magazine is a digital arts & literature quarterly that publishes art about art. While based in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (known by settlers as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), we welcome submissions from established & emerging artists across the world. Submissions are accepted year-round on a rolling basis, and we regularly publish issues in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

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editorial board

Kailee Wakeman

long con co-founding editor

long con workshop director

Kailee Wakeman (she) is a Prairie-raised learning and development manager based in Halifax. In addition to degrees in studio arts, literature, and education, she has a background in feminist theory and writing by BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ authors. She is also a printmaker, painter, and textile artist.

Andy Verboom

long con co-founding editor & publisher

Collusion Books editor & publisher

Andy Verboom (he) is from subrural Nova Scotia and lives in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). He is the solo author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently DBL (knife fork book, 2020), and co-author of two. His poetry has won Frog Hollow’s Chapbook Contest & Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, been shortlisted for CV2‘s Young Buck Prize & Arc‘s Poem of the Year, and appeared in CAROUSELPrismThe PuritanVallum, & elsewhere.

Manahil Bandukwala

long con poetry editor

Manahil Bandukwala (she) is a Pakistani writer and artist. Her most recent project, Reth aur Reghistan, is an exploration of Pakistani folklore interpreted through poetry and sculpture, carried out with her sister, Nimra Bandukwala. See her recent work in the Malahat Review, CV2, Briarpatch, Augur, and other places. She is a member of VII, an Ottawa-based collaborative writing collective.

Liam Burke

long con poetry editor

Liam Burke (he) lives in Ottawa, Canada, on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe land. He has been the Assistant Director of the Sawdust Reading Series and co-host of Literary Landscapes on CKCU and performs in the band Moratorium. He is pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy at Carleton University. He is co-author of Orbital Cultivation with Manahil Bandukwala (Collusion, 2022) and machine dreams with Natalie Hanna (Collusion, 2021) and author of dry right up (In/Words, 2013).

Ellen Chang-Richardson

long con poetry editor

Ellen Chang-Richardson (they) is an award-winning poet of Taiwanese and Chinese Cambodian descent who currently lives/works as a settler on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg. The author/co-author of five poetry chapbooks, their multi-genre work has appeared in Augur, The Fiddlehead, Watch Your Head, and Room, among others. They are the co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series and a member of the poetry collective VII. Their debut poetry collection, Blood/Belies, is out in spring, 2024, with Buckrider Books.

Hollay Ghadery

long con poetry editor

Hollay Ghadery (she) is a writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals, and she is currently the Reviews Editor of Minola Review. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in spring of 2021. Her debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, is due to be released in spring of 2023 with Radiant Press.

Kat Jones

long con fiction & script editor

Kat Jones (she) is a writer, artist, theatre artist and academic born and raised in British Columbia. She is currently based at Concordia University, Montreal, completing her graduate work in Film Studies. Prior to her graduate work, she produced and designed multiple theatre productions for the King’s Theatrical Society and Atlantic Fringe. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in long con, Salt&Citrus, Neartown Zine.

Emily Thomas Mani

long con fiction & script editor

Emily Thomas Mani (she) is originally from Brampton, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto with her family. Her novella, The Church of Wrestling, is available from Split/Lip Press. Other stories can be found in Minola Review, long con magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere.

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