Existere is a nationally-distributed literary magazine. It was founded and first published in 1978 as a student-run journal covering literature and poetry. In 1980, the journal began publishing regular issues. Over nearly three decades, Existere has largely published as a quarterly, but in recent years has published semi-annually. Content, focus, and presentation has varied widely over the years, but has always included poetry and short stories as its core. Photography, reviews, art, essays, and postcard stories, novel chapters, and much more have appeared on our pages. Existere will continue to be a student-run journal and publish fiction, photography, and art, but will also add more non-fiction, reviews, and criticism as we grow.
How do you pronounce Existere? It depends who you ask. Our name comes from Latin and means "to stand out" or "to stand apart." Therefore is should be pronounced ex-iss-TAIR-AY. However, being that Latin is not in as common usage as it once was, many refer to our name as EX-ISS-STAIR. Either is fine. We're just happy to have you pick up a copy and enjoy our contributors.
Existere has a listing on Wikipedia (help us with our history), a fan site on Facebook (post your comments, we want to hear from you), and a Twitter account (ExistereJournal).
The current staff includes:
Edward Fenner, Publisher (2007+) & past Executive Editor (2007-2009). Edward is a mature student at York University and is the founder of YUMSO - the York University Mature Students' Organization, an influential peer group advocating on behalf of thousands of mature students at YorkU. Edward has over 25 years experience as a writer and editor in the corporate sector and is keen on reinventing the journal as a strong voice in its peer group. He completed his BA (Hons) in professional writing in 2010 and is currentl working on an MA in Science and Technology Studies at YorkU. Edward is also the former publicist and talent wrangler for the Words Alive Literary Festival.
Zeina Yusuf, Executive Editor, past Assistant Editor and Junior Editor, is a third year Communications Studies student at York University.
Ekraz Singh, Associate Editor, past Submissions Editor and Junior Editor, is a fourth year English and Creative Writing student at York University. She is currently working on her first manuscript.
Klaudia Bednarczyk, Steff Duncan, Rama Kaba, Submissions Editors
Rebecca Ihilchik, Senior Editor, Poetry.
Celeste Dubé, Senior Fiction Editor, past Junior Editor, is a second year English and Professional Writing student, specializing in the Book Stream at York University.
Sita Raghunanan, Senior Editor, Non-Fiction.
Angela Leung, Senior Art/Photo Editor & Graphic Designer, is a graphic designer specialized in layout design, photography and videography. She is currently interested in expanding her knowledge on commercial web design and 3D graphic art.
Natasha Faroogh, Erin Della Mattia, Samantha Muraca, Aka Odii, Iksha Pai, Kayla Sippel, and Faye Wilkins, Editorial Team
Peter Paolucci, Arthur Redding, Stanley Tweyman, Priscila Uppal and Allan Weiss , Editorial Board
Journal Layout: Angela Leung (30.1, 30.2, 31.1 & 31.2), Sarah Merekar (29.1 & 29.2), Jakub Tywoniuk (28.2).
Accounting Assistants: (open)
Business Management, Marketing, & Sales Interns: (open)
Outreach Manager: Nikki Taylor
Office Administrator: (open)
Website Designer: Lea Kaplan & Annie Si-Wing Tung
Benefactor: Vanier College Council