“The Drowned Boy,” an essay, appeared on Medium

“Wish You Were Here,” a poem which appeared in CVII and was anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry, will be anthologized in Bedford Select from Macmillan

“Splinter,” an essay, appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, LARB, and formerly placed second in the Malahat’s cnf contest.

Please do join me at Patreon (Hamilton Art) for a mix of writing and visual art and discussions around craft.

Please do change my name to Eaton Hamilton in your records.


Well, covid is new… Like everyone, just trying to keep my head above the water line.

Some new publications, though:

First off, a chapbook called “Would You Like Some Gramma on Those?” appeared from above/ground press in Ottawa, which you can order for $5 Cdn from above/ground press here:

above/ground press

“Blue Earring,” an essay, appeared at the new publication “Survivor Lit” here:

Survivor Lit

My essay “The Dead Green Man” appeared in Event Magazine after winning their 2019 cnf competition.

A few anthologized pieces appeared:

poem, Game Show, Best Canadian Poetry

fictionalized essay/fiction, Battery, Best American Experimental Writing/BAX, eds Carmen Maria Machado and Joyelle McSweeney; first appeared in Matrix and won LitPop 2015, judged by George Saunders

essay, Life, Locations of Grief: An Emotional Geography Anthology, Wolsak and Wynn



A short story, Phosphorescence, in Room Magazine’s queer issue!

What good news! I have an essay in Autostraddle’s Bad Behaviour series, September!

The Nothing Between My Legs

And an essay in GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times, 2018, ed Rosanna Deerchild, Tanis MacDonald, Ariel Gordon


Check out my new essays at The Sun, Catapult and The Rumpus Addictions:

Skinning the Rabbit

Stitches of Love: Photographing Deceased Neonates

Spontaneous Combustion


Wonderful news! I’m judging fiction for The Claremont Review Writing and Art contest this year! My then-teenaged daughter appeared in one of the Claremont Review’s first issues, so I couldn’t be happier. The Claremont Review champions the vital and exciting work of youth writers and artists, so tell everyone in your life!


Good news! Contest extension! New deadline: January 29.

I’m happy to say I’m judging the Short Forms contest at Room this winter, and I’d love to read your submission! Room Magazine.

Short Forms Contest


I’m appearing at the Whistler Writer’s Festival and The Surrey International Writers Conference in Oct, 2017 Whistler Writer’s Fest. SIWC


flash fiction, Press, 100 Love Letters anthology, Phillipines Press


essay, Skinning the Rabbit, The Sun, July


essay, Bull Shark Summer, The Summer Book, Mother Tongue Press


poem, Pompidou, Arc


poem, Airport, Poetry is Dead, Let Them See You Sweat issue

flash fiction, Stronger Together, at Lady Liberty Lit


Making Room Anthology: 40 Years of Room Magazine



Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival Come celebrate! I’ll be reading at the following events:

BFFFs (Best Fictional Friends Forever), Vancouver, March 11. 3:30 p.m. @ Growing Room, 24 West 4th Avenue with Carleigh Baker, Nilofar Shidmehr, and Kellee Ngan.

Insert Innuendo Here, 1:00 p.m. @Growing Room, 24 W 4th Avenue, with Dina del Bucchia, Jen Sookfung Lee, and Amber Dawn.


Am I Too Embarrassed to Save My Life? NY Times



The Many Gendered Mothers

I’ve signed on as an editor for the great new website Many Gendered Mothers, where we hope to gather short essays about your female and nonbinary literary influences. You can send your essays to me at, or to one of the other editors (Adèle Barclay, Natalee Caple, Klara du Plessis, Sonnet L’Abbé, rob mclennan, Hazel MillAr, Jacqueline Valencia + Erin Wunker) or to



The New Quarterly used one of my Paris paintings on the cover of their recent issue. That made three times this year my artwork was used in a lit publication.

A few of my art pieces appear either on FB or on my blog heading articles. I’m slowly working on a feminist text and art book for which I’ll need about fifty pieces.


notable, Best American Essays, ed Jonathan Franzen, 2016

included, Best Canadian Poetry, ed Helen Humphreys, 2016