Episode 22: Erin Klassen, Editor in Chief of With/Out Pretend


Today we continue Maple Leaf May by interviewing Erin Klassen. She’s a writer, founder, and Editor in Chief of With/out Pretend. (What, you think we’d just leave Canada without lingering?) With/out Pretend is an independent Toronto-based publisher focused on producing, promoting and distributing works by women and non-binary writers and artists. They also host storytelling … Read more

Episode 21: Interview with Erin Pehlivan, Founding Editor of Return Trip

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“In order to really have traveled, I think we have to come full circle and come back to ourselves, back to our homes, and really reflect on what we’ve been through.” Erin Pehlivan is the founding editor of Return Trip, a zine that explores how travel makes us feel. She is a freelance writer and … Read more

Episode 18: Oregon Book Award Nominee Shelley Pearson


Does self-published YA literary fiction have a place? Can a self-published book be nominated for a book award usually reserved for traditional authors? Yes AND yes! Today’s guest Shelley Pearson proves it. Shelley Pearson self-published her first zine when she was sixteen. She grew up making art and crafts and, despite being an adult, has … Read more

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