Reflections on Resistance

Volume VI of Sulphur is going to include some pretty exciting stuff. To get y’all amped for the newest edition, we will be doing some reflections on the issue’s theme: resistance. This will be done weekly with a poem. Here’s what we have so far:

Ballad of Birmingham by Dudley Randall

the right way to speak by Jacqueline Woodson

Young Man by John Haines

The Relics by Sharon Olds

Horns by Kwame Dawes


Feeding the Editors

A novelty for Sulphur and the English Arts Society: editing cake. Did we edit the cake? Or is Volume IV now looming sweetly on a sugary horizon?


Memories from Wordstock

June has been a busy month, but we couldn’t let it end without confirming that Wordstock was a great success. Many thanks to Vicki Gilhula, Heather Campbell, the Sudbury Arts Council, the writers, and of course, everyone who attended the festival and gave the festival’s literature an audience.

We had a great time meeting other authors, other editors, and the readers that keep us alive, and managed to sell a few copies of the reprinted Volume III in the midst of it all (there are still many left–contact us at for your copy)–all in all, a lovely day, and we look forward to the next Wordstock festival in 2015!

Here’s a photograph from Sulphur’s readings, as poet Bruce Meyer started us off…


Wordstock Starts Tomorrow!

Sudbury’s first Wordstock Festival starts tomorrow, and the freshly printed second run of our sold-out Volume III is ready to find several new homes. The journal will be for sale in the lobby of the STC, at the independent book sales table, for $15 per copy. Bonus: be sure to pick up a free Sulphur bookmark!

wordstock merchandise

Tomorrow at 7:30, celebrated author Tomson Highway and the multi-talented Patricia Cano perform a cabaret of selections from some of their recent theatrical collaborations to kick off the festival. The Sulphur team will be there with bells on, and some of us will likely be tempted to sing along. We hope you’ll join us.

Saturday at 3pm (not 11am, as previously stated), the writers of Sulphur take the Cafe Lounge stage for an hour of readings from the journal. Join us for a taste of Sulphur’s diverse range of voices, featuring eleven poets and fiction writers from Volumes I through III.

Sulphur’s Wordstock Lineup

A drumroll please, as we present Sulphur’s reading lineup for this weekend’s Wordstock Festival…


Poetry: Bruce Meyer, Daniel-Wilfrid Rhéaume, Irene Golas, Blair Trewartha, Ernst Gerhardt, Catherine Jaftha, Emmett Turkington

Fiction: Margo Little, Chantal Poitras, Alexander Harasymiw, John Kelly


Come join us and support your neighbours, friends, family, and fellow writers! Sulphur poets, and Sudbury poets laureate Daniel Aubin and Roger Nash will also be reading at the festival later that day.

Wordstock Festival

Have you heard of Sudbury’s Wordstock Festival?
Come join Sulphur for a round of readings at 11am the morning of June 8th, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre, and definitely check out the workshops, cabarets and discussion panels by other Northern Ontario writers and publishers!

More news to follow about Sulphur’s involvement in the festival… and perhaps, perhaps the chance to find a copy of our sold out Volume III…

Find more information on the festival here.

Call for Submissions: Volume IV

sulphur 4 flyer copyMany great thanks to everyone who came out to the launch party for Sulphur Vol. III, and to those who have shown such interest in the journal–up to date, we have sold all but three copies!

Would you like to be published in another “bestselling” volume of Sulphur? If so, we invite and encourage you to submit to Sulphur, Vol. IV. Gracing the pages of our first three volumes are established poets, university faculty, members of the community, current and former Laurentian University… and while we still seek to represent emerging literary voices from Northern Ontario, the range of experience and background of our authors is rapidly becoming more diverse with every issue.

The deadline is April 25th, so there is still time to submit; send us your poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, drama and more. Please check our submissions page for guidelines (these guidelines are flexible and currently under review, so contact us if you have any questions).

The call for submissions is also on Facebook.

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