Geist (magazine)

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Geist cover.jpg
Issue #71 (Winter, 2008)
Editor Mary Schendlinger
Categories Literary magazine, Canadian culture
Frequency Quarterly
Circulation 10,000
First issue 1990
Company The Geist Foundation
Country Canada
Language Canadian English
ISSN 1181-6554

Geist is Canada's most widely read literary magazine.[1] Geist has been published four times a year in Vancouver since 1990. The magazine takes its name from the German word geist, meaning "mind" or "spirit." Geist is a member of Magazines Canada and the B.C. Association of Magazine Publishers. Indexed in the Canadian Literary Periodicals Index and available on microfilm from University Microfilms Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan USA.

Geist is known for its quirky series of Canadian maps (e.g. "Canadian placenames that sound impolite," "The Beer Map of Canada," etc.) and for spearheading various campaigns, such as petitions to have folk singer Stan Rogers inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame[2] and the Geist Annual Literal Literary Postcard Contest.[3][4]

The magazine was co-founded by Stephen Osborne (who serves as publisher) and Mary Schendlinger (who acts as senior editor).[5]

Geist is a magazine which emphasizes Canadian content and ideas with a strong literary focus. Each issue reflects a convergence of fiction, non-fiction, photography, comix, reviews, little-known facts, poetry, cartography and the Geist crossword puzzle.

The Geist Foundation receives assistance from private donors, the Tula Foundation, the Canada Council, the B.C. Arts Council and the B.C. Gaming Branch. Geist acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Publications Assistance Program (pap) and the CanadaMagazine Fund.

Notable Contributors[edit]

Geist has featured many writers, photographers, artists:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Geist on BCAMP" Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  2. ^ "Stan-ecdotes" Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  3. ^ "5th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest" Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  4. ^ "Postcard Stories From Geist Magazine" World Hum. Retrieved on 2009-03-20.
  5. ^ Masthead Retrieved on 2009-03-20.

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