OUR FENCE BUILDERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Megan Gail Coles is a graduate of Memorial University, the National Theatre School of Canada, UBC and is currently a PhD Candidate at Concordia University. She is Co-founder and Artistic Director of Poverty Cove Theatre Company. Megan is recently published her debut novel Small Game Hunting at the Local Coward Gun Club (House of Anansi 2019). Megan's first fiction collection, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome (Killick), won the BMO Winterset Award, the ReLit Award and the Margaret & John Savage First Book Award and earned her the one time Writers Trust 5x5 prize. Originally from Savage Cove on the Great Northern Peninsula, Megan now resides in St. John's.

ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Poetry

Randy Drover is an award-winning writer and a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is the assistant publisher at ISER Books, and a long-serving poetry editor at Riddle Fence. His fiction and poetry have been featured in journals and anthologies and have won numerous awards, including the inaugural Cox & Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award. He lives in downtown St. John’s.

Fiction

Bridget Canning’s work has won the Cox and Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award, the BC Federation of Writers Literary Writes competition, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards and been shortlisted for the Cuffer Prize. Her first novel, The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes is being published with Breakwater Books in April, 2017. She was selected as one of the 2015 apprentices with the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Mentorship Program. She lives in St. John’s, NL.

Terri Coles is a writer and editor living in St. John's, where she covers everything from local drag culture to the artificial intelligence industry. She's worked for a variety of national and international publications including CBC, THIS Magazine, Leafly, Yahoo Canada News, and Quill and Quire. Her hobbies include being extremely online, watching depressing documentaries, and looking at pictures of chubby cats.

Non-Fiction Features & Reviews

Michelle Porter is a writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently, she is Business Manager and Online Editor with the Newfoundland Quarterly. She is an award-winning journalist and poet and also writes fiction. Michelle recently finished her PhD in Geography at MUN, where she studied narratives of home in Newfoundland and Labrador. This Métis woman has called many places home, including: Calgary, St. Albert, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, Penhold and Saint John, New Brunswick.

Art

Jane Walker is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She is currently the Chair of VANL and she is a founding board member of a new developing artspace in Port Union, Union House Arts.Her visual art practice and research is grounded in sustainable art practice in rural contexts, craft-based research methodologies, and making as a tool for sharing. Having recently completed a Masters of Research in Creative Practices  at The Glasgow School of Art, Walker is now based in Bonavista, NL. 

Martin Poole is based in St. John’s. Martin has written on visual art, music, and theatre for: The Overcast, CULT MTL, CUSS Journal and Newfoundland Quarterly. He is currently writing a play and working on an album.

DESIGNER

Graham Blair

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brad Stone

David Andrews

Emily Deming Martin

Katie Butler Major

Chrissy Dicks

Michelle Hobbs

FORMER DIRECTORS, EDITORS, ASSOCIATE EDITORS AND STAFF

Jamie FitzPatrick, Beth Follet, Sharon King-Campbell, Jennifer Oille-Sinclair, John Fisher, Rob Finley, John O'Dea, Adele Poynter, Dell Texmo, Mark Callanan, Shoshanna Wingate, Bruce Johnson, Carmelita McGrath, Don McKay, Craig Francis Power, Michelle Butler-Hallett, Sarah Smellie, Susan Rendell, Danielle Devereaux, Andy Woolridge, Chip Clark, Leslie Vryenhoek, Paul Butler, Alexandra Gilbert, Kate McGarry, Karla Hayward, Robert George Tucker, Dave Paddon, Carson Butts, Tamara Reynish, Michael Crummey, Lisa Moore, Hillary Winter.