long con magazine is a digital arts & literature quarterly based in K'jipuktuk, Mi'kma'ki, which is known by settlers as Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We welcome Canadian and international submissions from established and emerging artists and accept submissions year-round on a rolling basis. We publish regular issues in February, May, August, and November.

long con magazine, along with its poetry chapbook imprint Collusion Books and its inter-art event series Couplets, is a not-for-profit operation. All revenue and donations go toward paying contributors and keeping long con free to read. If you like what we do, consider supporting us.

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Kailee Wakeman

long con founding editor

Kailee Wakeman (she) is a Prairie-raised marketing and communications manager based in Halifax. In addition to degrees in studio arts, literature, and education, she has a background in feminist theory and writing by BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ authors. She is also a printmaker, painter, textile artist, and member of Insomniac Press's editorial collective.

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Andy Verboom

long con founding editor + Collusion Books publisher

Andy Verboom (he) is from subrural Nova Scotia and lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). He is the publisher of Insomniac Press ​and the author of six poetry chapbooks, most recently DBL (knife fork book, 2020). His poetry has won Frog Hollow’s Chapbook Contest and Descant’s Winston Collins Prize, been shortlisted for CV2's Young Buck Prize and Arc's Poem of the Year, and appeared in CAROUSEL, Prism, The Puritan, Vallum, and elsewhere.​

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Conor Mc Donnell

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Conor Mc Donnell (he) is a Toronto-based poet and physician. He has published two chapbooks in Canada, The Book of Retaliations (Anstruther Press) and Safe Spaces (Frog Hollow Press). He received Honourable Mention for The Fiddlehead's 2018 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for RawArtReview's 2019 Charles Bukowski Prize, and was runner-up in Vallum's 2019 Contemporary Poetry Prize. His work has been featured in The Fiddlehead, Vallum, Grain, CarouselJAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), and elsewhere. His first full poetry collection, Recovery Community, is forthcoming with Mansfield Press.

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Ellen Chang-Richardson

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Ellen Chang-Richardson (she) is an award-winning poet of Taiwanese and Cambodian-Chinese descent. The author of three poetry chapbooks, Unlucky Fours (Anstruther Press), Assimilation Tactics (Coven Editions) and snap, pop, performance (Gap Riot Press), her work is forthcoming in Watch Your Head, third coast magazine, The Fiddlehead, and more. She is the founder of Little Birds Poetry, the co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series, and a member of the poetry collective VII. Ellen currently lives and works on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation (Ottawa, Ontario).

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Khashayar Mohammadi

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Khashayar Mohammadi (he) is a queer, Iranian-born, Toronto-based poet, writer, translator and photographer. He is the author of poetry chapbooks Moe’s Skin (ZED press, 2018), Dear Kestrel (knife | fork | book, 2019), and Solitude is an Acrobatic Act (above/ground press, 2020). His debut poetry collection, Me, You, Then Snow is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press.

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Manahil Bandukwala

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Manahil Bandukwala (she) is a Pakistani writer and artist. Her most recent project, Reth aur Reghistan, is an exploration of Pakistani folklore interpreted through poetry and sculpture, carried out with her sister, Nimra Bandukwala. See her recent work in the Malahat Review, CV2, Briarpatch, Augur, and other places. She is a member of VII, an Ottawa-based collaborative writing collective.

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