“Publishing satire since the beginning of time.”
What is Feathertale?
Feathertale is a voice for a new generation of artists and writers that strives to be at the fore of Canadian literary humour and satire, showcasing writers and artists for domestic and international audiences. The name is a reference to the creative process — the feather being the tool, and the tale being the result of creativity.
What sort of person reads Feathertale?
First and foremost, a human person. Someone with a distinct lack of money but a refined sense of style. A postmodern dandy who sips Scotch from a bottle, smokes tobacco from a pipe, and reads Kant from a toilet. An overeducated underachiever and armchair aesthete who likes Oxford commas, but has little use for semicolons. A tragic figure trapped in the purgatorial state that exists between the end of childhood and the onset of dementia. They are the twentysomethings and the thirtysomethings. The aspiring thespians, novelists and musicians of a new generation locked in a battle against their own mediocrity. They are the suburban-born urban dwellers who long for a life that’s so unpretentious it’s pretentious again. They are the ones who prefer vinyl to digital, tweed to latex, and an Underwood to underwear. Whatever their vocation (many of them have none), they take comfort in our store and find solace within our pages. And when they’re done with those pagers, they tend to throw them in the recycling bin, because they’re conscious of their environment and mindful that they have to pay for the extravagance of their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
Who’s running this thing?
That’s a good question. Here’s our masthead:
Publisher — D’Artagnan
Editor — Brett Popplewell firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Editor — Benson Lee email@example.com
Associate Editor / Poetry Editor — Corina Milic firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Assistants — Grace Flahive, Heather Gilroy
Creative Director — Lee H. Wilson email@example.com
Designer — Jennifer Lawrence
Art Intern — Charlit Floriano
Senior Writer-At-Large — Kevin Scanlon
Junior Writer Emeritus — Iain Marlow
Who is D’Artagnan?
D’Artagnan is the name given to the blue monkey who seems to appear on all things Feathertale. What’s his story? Why is he blue? We’ve been asking those questions for ten years now but still haven’t figured it out.
Do you have an archive of everything you’ve ever published online?
We do! It doubles as our contributors’ section.
Feathertale will not sell your personal information or share it with anyone else, unless offered the equivalent of $17,000,000 in severed Barbie doll heads and all the wooden shoes in Holland. If for any reason, at any time, you would like your information removed from our records, contact our webmonkey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How is it that Feathertale actually exists?
Feathertale exists thanks to the generosity of its subscribers and to the support of The Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts who assist in funding our publishing operations.