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Celebrating 34 Canadian authors and their work as featured during the first year of Blank Spaces, a literary arts magazine birthed out of small town Ontario.

Filled with creative non-fiction, short stories, and poetry, Just Words Volume One is a true reflection of the heart, humour, and depth of Canadian creatives; capturing, in its text, the very pulse of Blank Spaces.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 24th 2017 by Alanna Rusnak Publishing
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Pamela J.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful collection of the *best* new work from Canadian writers coast-to-coast, as discovered in Blank Spaces magazine. Volume One features the work of Ann YK Choi and other emerging authors. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry, this anthology shows off the talents of up-and-coming literary stars! Well worth the read! Bodes well for the second year of this exciting CanLit magazine! blankspaces.ca
Geraldine Mac
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This collection of Canadian voices from creatives coast-to-coast will make your heart sing. Proud to be counted among the talent that Alanna Rusnak has discovered and encouraged every step of the way. Here, we celebrate the diversity and simplicity of all things good about Canadian literature and arts; and move forward, together, in sharing the very best of Canadian writing, poetry, art, photography, and creative works that this formidable Canlit magazine Blank Spaces has to offer.
Alanna Rusnak
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: anthology, canlit
A gorgeous collection that truly reflects everything the Blank Spaces magazine stands for.
Rosemary Hummel
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just Words Volume 1 showcases the work of over thirty new, emerging, and established Canadian writers. The book is an anthology of writing previously published in the literary arts magazine Blank Spaces, and it delivers more or less that which one would expect from a new literary publication: focused passion and fervent authenticity in deeply personal bursts.

There are a few outliers, but the theme intentionally or unintentionally tying most of the stories, essays, and poems together is that of w
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Tsara Shelton
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
What a wonderfully eclectic collection of Canadian literature! This is one of those books you can pick up in any mood knowing, with confidence, that there will be a story just right for the moment. Sci-fi, poetry, vulnerability, laughter, insight, and so many meaningful memories are found in these pages. I recommend getting a few copies. One for your car, one for your coffee table, and one to gift to a friend. Thank you, Alanna Rusnak, for seeking Canadian talent and delivering it so beautifully ...more
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Alanna lives on a small patch of untamable land in southwestern Ontario, with her three children, husband, and their vintage van. Alanna has been saturated in classic Canadian fiction since she was a young child and has been passionate about words for nearly as long, stubbornly holding to the dream of someday spinning her own tales. Now, when evening falls, she tucks herself into her self-made stu ...more

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