5 months, 2 weeks
filling Station is pleased to welcome three new faces to our editorial team! Taking over as Managing Editor is Kyle Flemmer, who served as the Assistant Poetry Editor for the last two years. Kyle is an author, editor, and publisher from Calgary. He founded The Blasted Tree Art Collective & Publishing Company in 2014, and holds a BA (Hons.) in Western Society & Culture and Creative Writing from Concordia University. His most recent poetry chapbooks are Astral Projection (above/ground press, 2017) and Lunar Flag Assembly Kit (no press, 2017). Kyle is particularly interested in experimental poetics, literature as a form of politcal praxis, and new potentials for language opened up by science and innovation.
fS also welcomes Tasnuva Hayden as our new Fiction Editor. Tasnuva is an emerging Canadian writer of Bengali descent, currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. She studied engineering, linguistics, and creative writing at the University of Calgary. Her creative writing has appeared in Nōd Magazine, J’aipur Journal, poetry anthologies, and chapbooks. Prior to taking on the role of Fiction Editor, she volunteered as a member of the Art, Fiction, and Nonfiction editorial collectives at filling Station.
Finally, we are happy to announce that Amy Leblanc is stepping into the role of Nonficiton Editor. Amy holds a BA (Hons.) in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary where she was Editor-in-Chief of NōD Magazine. Her work has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in Room, Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, and EVENT among others. Amy won the 2018 BrainStorm Poetry Contest for her poem "Swell". Her chapbook “Collective Nouns for Birds” was published by Loft on Eighth Press in December 2017.
As our new team settles into their duties, we must give our most heartfelt thanks to the previous editors: Nikki Sheppy, Jordan Bolay, and Polly Orr, respectively. These wonderful people are all moving on to exciting opportunites of their own, and we wish them the very best in their various endeavors. (Fortunately for us, Nikki will be staying on to help craft our digital marketing strategy anew.) Thanks again for the years of consciencious service to the magazine and the culture of experimenal writing!