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Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine
by Emma Healey (Goodreads Author) , Richard Rosenbaum (Goodreads Author), Ian Rogers (Goodreads Author) , Kate Story , Craig Sernotti , Derek McCormack , Geoffrey Brown , Charlie Jane Anders (Goodreads Author) , more…Golda Fried (Goodreads Author) , Christopher Willard , McKinley M. Hellenes (Goodreads Author) , Julia Campbell-Such , Jessica Fauld , Joel Schneier , Martha Schabas (Goodreads Author) …less
In 1995, Canadian novelist and critic Hal Niedviecki started publishing Broken Pencil, a magazine dedicated to the zine scene, the independent and alternative arts community that had been boiling below the surface of Canada's culture. Broken Pencil's mandate was (and is) to bring the submerged cultural urge into Canada's collective consciousness, to help lift it up and len ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by ECW Press
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There were 4 or 5 stand out stories in this collection, but the majority of them were...just not good. It seemed to me to accomplish the opposite of what it stood out to accomplish. The best stories were the ones written by the authors I picked up the collection for (Golda Fried, Joey Comeau, etc.)
Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding and was the third generation of women in her family to go to art college. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities, and was busily pursuing a career in the art world before writing overtook everything. In 2008, after the death of one grandmother and the decline of the o ...moreMore about Emma Healey...