Wednesday, January 09, 2013

People in magazines: Kim Latreille strikes out on her own; Taddle Creek's new associate

Kim Latreille has left St. Joseph Media, where she was in charge of production, and is embarked on a freelance career. She has stepped down as chair of the MagsCan Manufacturing and Technical Standards Committee (though she's been asked to remain as a committee member.) Among the outside clients already lined up are Blanchard Systems (SendMyAd [underlying technology for AdDirect], Virtual Publisher - publishing CMS saas launching in the new year), Sequentia Environics (Squeeze - a social media analytics saas currently in beta), and St Joseph Media itself. Through Blanchard, she'll be working with existing publishing clients in the US including Time Inc.
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Taddle Creek, the little magazine that punches way above its weight, has appointed a new associate editor, author Grace O'Connell. She'll be selecting fiction and poetry for the magazine, along with other day-to-day duties. O'Connell holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Guelph and this year is teaching a short fiction workshop at the University of Toronto. Her first novel, Magnified World, was published earlier this year under the Random House New Face of Fiction imprint. Two of her short stories have been nominated for National Magazine Awards, and one, published in Taddle Creek, was included in the Journey Prize Stories 24 anthology.
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Though we are late noting this, it is important to recognize the contribution of Peter Hinchcliffe, one of the important early builders of The New Quarterly magazine, who died November 20 in Kitchener at the age of 76. Hinchcliffe was a gentle man, a professor of English and sometime Department Chair at St. Jerome’s University, was also a long-time fiction editor for the magazine. Editor emeritus Kim Jernigan wrote a moving tribute to him on the TNQ blog.


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