Meet the Editors: Ailsa Craig

Ailsa Craig is a queer and trans activist, co-founder and board member for Quandrangle NL, and Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. With degrees in both Sociology and Creative Writing, their work has appeared in The Journal of Arts Management, Law and SocietyPoetics; and Journal of Material Culture, as well as in edited collections, including Queer View Mirror: Lesbian and Gay Short Fiction (Arsenault Pulp Press, 1995), Practicing Culture (Routledge, 2007) Reclaiming Canadian Bodies: Visual Media and Representation (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2015) and  The Democracy Cookbook: Recipes to Renew Governance in Newfoundland and Labrador (ISER Books, 2017) . Dr. Craig is a cultural sociologist and Fulbright Scholar with interests in gender, sexuality, inequality and art whose work includes exploration of commitment in artistic careers and communities, the sociology of emotion, community service provision, and intergenerational connection and community building in trans and queer communities. Dr. Craig serves as consultant for the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, and has worked with multiple queer and trans initiatives and organizations over the years, including Xtra! Magazine, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The LGBT Youthline, Pride Toronto, Make it Better NL (founder of inititative), Camp Eclipse,  and the Trans Needs Coalition.


Engen Books is accepting submissions for our newest anthology, celebrating the 2SLGBTQAI+ community, to be available in the summer of 2021. Whether you are well-established, or a new author, please consider submitting your work for this groundbreaking anthology.

Deadline for Submissions: March 31 2021 but get your stories in as quick as you can, as it gives our wonderful editors more time to work with you and make sure it is as good as it can possibly be! For more information, click here.

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