Broken Pencil

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Broken Pencil is a Canadian magazine, which profiles zine culture and independent arts and music. The magazine publishes four times annually and is based in Toronto.[1]

The magazine was founded in 1995[2] by Hal Niedzviecki.[1][3] Its current editor is Alison Lang.[4]

In 2009, Broken Pencil published a collection of short stories entitled Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine featuring Canadian independent writers with ECW Press.[5]


  1. ^ a b "A Writer's Guide to Canadian Literary Magazines & Journals". Magazine Awards. 7 November 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Eugene Benson; L.W. Conolly (November 30, 2004). Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Routledge. p. 897. ISBN 978-1-134-46848-5. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hal Niedzviecki (May 29, 2011). "Three of Canada's Best Cultural Magazines Celebrate Milestone Moments". Huffpost Canada. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "About Broken Pencil". Broken Pencil. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ Richard Rosenbaum (October 2009). "Book Review: Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine". Quill & Quire. Retrieved June 23, 2011. 

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