offSIDE November 2015


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offSIDE is back with a special edition, loaded with sneak previews of three exciting new works from Black Moss Press! We’re featuring poems from MARY ANN MULHERN’s “How We Fare” and JOHN WING’s “I’ll Be There Soon”, as well as short stories from “Twelve Miles to Midnight”, a new collection ANDRE NARBONNE. All three titles are slated for spring 2016 release, but you can get an exclusive look in this issue of offSIDE!

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offSIDE April 2014 – Happy National Poetry Month!


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To celebrate National Poetry Month, offSIDE is back with exciting features & new unpublished poems from across the country. Featuring two up-close looks at fresh Black Moss releases by JOHN B. LEE and VANESSA SHIELDS. Our friends at Biblioasis provide us with some great visuals from RINO’s KITCHEN. And of course, new poetry by PENNY ANNE BEAUDOIN, TERRY ANN CARTER, KAREN ROCKWELL, and JESS TAYLOR.

It’s all available right here on issuu. Read, enjoy, and share!

offSIDE November 2013 has arrived!


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Well in the making! offSIDE returns with a facelift, new features & contributors, and of course the new & the unpublished from all over Canada. JOHN WING JR. is our cover story, as we spill all the details on his new book and feature poems slated for its release. That plus new and enlightening work from JANE OZKOWSKI, CARLY BUTLER, VANESSA SHIELDS and more.

It’s all available right here on issuu. Read, enjoy, and share!

Happy new year + submission pandering.

A belated Happy New Year to all of our readers! We hope sincerely that your 2012 was wonderful and 2013 is more of the same.

A new offSIDE will be taking shape in the weeks to come – we’ve already earmarked some great new material and the search for more continues. But we can’t do it without you. Whether you’re a first-time contributor or have submitted in the past, we want to see your work in our inbox.

Click here to view our submission guidelines or take a look at our November issue to see the kind and quality of work we love to publish.

– B.


offSIDE returns for November 2012!

Back from extended, extended summer vacation, offSIDE returns with our November 2012 issue. We’re proud to present a great selection of poetry from Vanessa Shields, writer/comedian John Wing Jr., Shirley Limbert, and Dennis Robillard. We’ll also feature the photographic work of Emily Buta and new writing from emerging talent in Emily Fraser-Jeffries and AJ Nogueira. Overdue perhaps but never underwhelming, you can click the cover to get it all or download the pdf.

Your comments and feedback are forever encouraged, so email or tweet us at @offsidezine to get in touch.

offSIDE May is here!


Yes, that’s right, a whole five days early, you can get your (digital) hands on offSIDE‘s May 2012 issue! There’s a lot of great content here, from interviews and sneak previews of Betsy Struthers‘ new collection, to an interview with Poet Laureate of Canada Fred Wah. We’ve got Descant editor Karen Mulhallen‘s guest article, and a photography feature from Julie Sando. Finally, as always, we have a selection of new and innovative writing, this month from Brian Jansen, Priscilla Bernauer, Jess Taylor, and Sarah Morris.
Click the cover to read the issue online, or download the .pdf file here.

As always, we’d love to hear your feedback, either here in a comment via email (, or via Twitter (@offsidezine).


Preview offSIDE May!

We’ve been busy here at offSIDE working on our May issue. It is just about ready to be released, but we figured we’d tease your taste for innovative writing and photography a little by giving a little glimpse into our brand new issue. Click the image below to sample the May issue, and stay tuned for the full magazine, appearing right here very soon!

offSIDE March is here!

That’s right, offSIDE‘s March 2012 issue is now here! We made you wait a little while for January, so to make up for it, you get our March issue five days early.

We’ve been previewing our new format for the last few weeks, and today we are proud to finally launch the completely re-designed offSIDE.

This month we have photography from the talented Leesa Bringas, interviews with Mary Ann Mulhern and Terry Ann Carter about their forthcoming Black Moss Press books, Brides in Black and Day Moon Rising, as well as an interview and poetry from TOAST Open Mic Poetry host Josh Kolm. We also have some fantastic poetry from Amanda Earl and Kevin Shaw.

Make sure you let us know what you think of the new re-design, as well as this month’s content, either by commenting here, or sending us a message at or on Twitter @offsidezine.

Without any further ramblings, here it is, March 2012’s offSIDE:

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Click here to download a .pdf file of the new offSIDE.

Preview offSIDE March cover!

We have another preview for you today at!

Check out the cover to our brand new issue coming soon, featuring art by Leesa Bringas.

Click the image below to check out the rest of our sneak preview, including this month’s table of contents and editor’s letter, and our new feature “mouthful of the month.”
As always, let us know what you think!

offSIDE March sneak preview!

Check out this preview of offSIDE March 2012, featuring our brand new design.

What do you think of our new look? offSIDE March in its entirety will be here March 1, 2012, so watch this space! Click the image below to see the rest of the editor’s letter and more of our new look.