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A magazine for intersectional & diverse voices exploring dreamy realism, fantasy, & science fiction in poetry, comics, & short fiction.
A magazine for intersectional & diverse voices exploring dreamy realism, fantasy, & science fiction in poetry, comics, & short fiction.
202 backers pledged CA$ 7,696 to help bring this project to life.

Author Announcement! Here's who Augur is committed to working with

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There's just 15% left, Augurians.

Okay, but really—it's LESS than that. We have just $793 (CAD) to go before our first two years are funded. 

We are so ready to jump into these next two years—so ready that, if funded, we'll open to submissions on October 1!

And hey. We're so excited that we got a head start.

We've committed to working with some *fabulous* Canadian speculative fiction authors. We're honoured to have them on board as we conquer our last days, and we're excited to feature them alongside all the creators and pieces we'll find in our glorious slush pile.

Now, let's offer them a warm welcome!

If funded, Augur Magazine is committed to working with...


A.C. Wise was born and raised in Montreal, and currently lives in the Philadelphia area. Her work has appeared in publications such as Clarkesworld,, Shimmer, and the Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2017, among other places, and has been a finalist for the Lambda and the Sunburst Awards. Her collections, The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves the World Again, and The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories are both published by Lethe Press. In addition to her fiction, she co-edits Unlikely Story, and writes a monthly review column, Words for Thought, for Apex Magazine.


 Dominik Parisien is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of the forthcoming Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. He is also the Guest Editor-in-Chief, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, of Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and he edited the Aurora Award-nominated Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is a disabled, French Canadian living in Toronto.


 Tony Pi, a Canadian citizen originally from Taiwan, has a Ph.D. in Linguistics, specializing in semantics and dialects of Canadian English. His fantasy and science fiction stories have appeared widely and been nominated for various awards, and he is a past winner of an Aurora Award for Best English Poem/Song. He currently lives with his partner in Toronto, Canada. Visit his website at


Allison Mills is a Cree and settler writer, archivist, librarian, and researcher with a thing about ghosts. Allison’s critical work has appeared in The Looking Glass and in Archivaria, where it won the 2016 Dodds Prize. She currently lives and works on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish land in Vancouver, BC.


Ada Hoffmann is the author of over 60 published speculative short stories and poems. Her work has appeared in professional magazines such as Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and Uncanny, and in two year’s-best anthologies. She is the winner of the Friends of the Merrill Collection Short Story Contest (2013, “The Mother of All Squid Builds a Library”) and a two-time Rhysling award nominee (2014 for “The Siren of Mayberry Crescent” and 2017 for “The Giantess’s Dream”). Ada was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 13, and is passionate about autistic self-advocacy. Her Autistic Book Party review series is devoted to in-depth discussions of autism representation in speculative fiction. Several of her own stories and poems also feature autistic characters. Ada’s novel-length work is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.

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We are SO excited to work with these creators and to publish more of their fabulous work. BUT (you knew there was a but, didn't you?!) we can only do it if we cross the finish line. We're close, but not there yet, so remember that giving us a share or pledging towards our finish line goes a long way in making our next two years a reality.

Thanks for reading, Augurians! Keep an eye out for tomorrow—we've got more personal essays coming your way!

Until then,

The Augur Team 

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