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Introduction to Issue 10

Introduction to Issue 10

the high life

We knew very little about publishing when we started this magazine, except that it seemed to involve a lot of champagne and yachts, so we went down to the DMV to get boat licences. This turned out to be largely unnecessary. Our biggest financial achievement in our first year was being paid $30 by our landlord for catching the office mouse. 


Staff members going to heroic lengths to bring home Issue 9 – The Sports Issue.

A very important essay in the Monthly  regarding Canary Press launch parties

A very important essay in the Monthly  regarding Canary Press launch parties


HILARIOUS POSTER: Animals Reading Books by Jeffrey Phillips

HILARIOUS POSTER: Animals Reading Books by Jeffrey Phillips


THE CANARY PRESS RIDES ON

June 22, 2015
The Canary Press has been running for more than two years, without government funding or financial backing or anything so sensible as a savings account. For two years we plundered stationery from universities, where our siblings had access to office supplies. We washed dishes to pay contributors. People worked part-time so they could come in days, or worked full-time and came nights. One of our staffers crashed three separate cars on the way in to work trying to bring the rest of us fresh lasagne for lunch. (This is true, except for the freshness of the lasagne, which suffered somewhat from all the delays.)

A note regarding our current hiatus...


Writers on the Short Story

Writers on the Short Story

"I will die before I contribute to The Canary Press"
– Charles Dickens



The Return of the Short Story