About

Off Topic celebrates good writing by forging a community of readers and storytellers. We do this in a bunch of ways – through our monthly contest, where every submission receives feedback, through our Facebook group, and through select publications by diverse writers.

Editor-in-Chief – Marion Lougheed

Marion Lougheed grew up in Canada, Benin, Belgium, and Germany. She remains hard to pin down. She is a writer, editor, and anthropologist. Her work has appeared in a variety of outlets and she has won or listed in several writing contests, including the 2021 Prime 53 Poem Summer Challenge (Press 53, Prime Number Magazine) and the 2021 Poem In Your Pocket Day Contest (League of Canadian Poets). She tweets @MarionLougheed

Production Manager (Canada) – Jennifer Mariani

Jennifer Mariani was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her poetry has been featured in Mosi oa Tunya Literary Review, Uproar (The Lawrence House Centre For The Arts), Off Topic Publishing, The League of Canadian Poets and Wingless Dreamer. She has been a guest judge for Off Topic Publishing’s monthly poetry contest. Jennifer writes about Africa; both the landscape and being white in post-independent Zimbabwe. She also writes about women’s issues including domestic violence and eating disorders. Jennifer currently resides in Calgary, Alberta with her two daughters, three cats and numerous volumes of Pablo Neruda’s poetry. She teaches ballet and her favorite poems are written for her children.