filling Station Publications Society
Bankers Hall RPO
Calgary AB T2P 4J5
What? filling Station Magazine is a literary and arts magazine publishing innovative poetry, fiction, non-fiction (creative non-fiction, reviews, articles, interviews, live event reviews, photo essays, etc), and presenting a featured visual artist each issue.
Who? There are usually about 25 people behind the scenes on the filling Station Collective bringing you the magazine and Calgary literary events. To see who's currently on the Collective, or contact an editor, click here. To volunteer, click here.
Where? filling Station is produced in Canada on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations), and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Frequency? filling Station is published 3 times per year.*
History? Created in Calgary in 1993 by a group of University of Calgary students who wanted a magazine independent from the University and separate from Dandelion, and with more freedom about what, and whom, they could publish, filling Station has been pushing the boundaries ever since. filling Station's Online Archive was introduced in 2012. The Online Archive was made possible through the support of the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit.
How is it published? filling Station is 100% volunteer-run, and is a registered non-profit organization with the Province of Alberta (the filling Station Publications Society). The Society is run as a Collective.
Funding? filling Station relies on the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit (formerly Alberta Foundation for the Arts), and the Calgary Arts Development Authority, in addition to our subscription base, newsstand sales, and fundraising activities. We also welcome donations from private individuals interested in helping filling Station make a difference to emerging writers, thereby contributing to the development of Canada's literary future.
Mandate? filling Station Magazine promotes innovative and original Canadian poetry, fiction, and literary journalism, and to encourage dialogue among local, national and international writers through their work, assisting the advancement of Canadian literature and bringing this work to the reading public. By consistently providing an exciting contrast to more traditional literary and arts journals, filling Station remains unique among literary magazines both in Canada and abroad.
Vision? By publishing innovative contemporary poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and by hosting multidisciplinary events which openly invite the participation of artists working across disciplines, the filling Station Collective works to benefit a local, national and global artistic community. By upholding its mandate, filling Station also serves as an ambassador for Canadian literature, givng its contributors an opportunity to showcase their work on both a national and international level.
Submissions? For complete submissions guidelines, please see Submit.
Subscriptions? You can subscribe by snailmail or online using PayPal; please visit Subscribe to start receiving filling Station.
Donations? Donations are welcomed by snailmail or PayPal. Please see Donate to make a difference today.
filling Station Magazine is available via subscription and is distributed through Magazines Canada to both independent and chain bookstores throughout Canada. Check out Subscribe to order our print magazine.
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* This is our aim and we usually meet it, but frequency is subject to funding.