Joypuke III available now!

We are pleased to finally announce the arrival of Joypuke III, the latest (and fashionably so) instalment of our literary journal.

The same ol’ loveably eclectic mix of literary styles, Joypuke is back, and this time artfully wrapped in a paper bag with little critters and even more stories to tell.

Featuring Joypuke favourites like CEE, Bryan Boodhoo, and Kennedy Lundberg alongside new authors Candace de Taeye, Michelle McLean, Ryan Racine and many, many more, Joypuke III boasts a diverse cast of talented writers from across Canada and the nations

From the introduction of Joypuke III:

We encourage you to read the journal from start to finish, and to take part in the interplay of contrasts that is at the heart of Joypuke’s mission: to produce dialogue through dissonance….Featuring stylistic juxtapositions – the whimsical with the visceral, the critical with the flippant – we hope that Joypuke inspires in you intriguing questions, connections, and reflections, just as it did and does for us.

To support student publishing and start reading asap, purchase your copies online here!

Copies will be available at select bookstores around Canada TBA shortly. For those of you lucky enough to live in Sackville, NB, email us at for your own hand-delivered copies. 🙂 

And now, to catch our breaths from this exciting news, we wish to thank everyone who made the project possible:

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For your creative energy and dedication to making exceptional literature, thank you to all contributors. We hope you come back for four!

For presenting/wrapping Joypuke in a unique and enticing way, thank you to artist Laura K. Watson.

For your reliable emergency photoshop assistance, thank you to the talented Marina Mavridis and the equally talented but sadly recently graduated Underbridge member, Peter Atwood. For your emergency edits as well, thank you once again, Peter.

And finally, for making all of our projects meaningful and worthwhile, a big thank you to our readers! May your next reading experience be exceptionally joyous.


The Underbridge Press

Shoutout to Daniel Perry

We recently received word here at Underbridge that Daniel Perry, one of the fantastic writers featured in the upcoming Joypuke III, will be publishing a collection of his work May! Here’s what he has to say about it:

“A nomadic young bartender tries to quit smoking. A crotchety writing teacher stands on the brink of losing everything he loves. A family wrestles with the legacy of its war hero patriarch. An eight-year-old boy challenges his mother to start picking up the pieces of their broken home. In more than 20 vignettes, flashes and stories, many of them previously published in SubTerrain, Riddle Fence, Little Fiction and abroad, Hamburger takes readers to Venice, Cleveland, Nicaragua, Lithuania and several Canadian locales on its quest to explore the emotional struggles and hard-won illuminations of life on the through-side of the grinder.”

HamburgerSounds riveting. You can find out more about Daniel Perry and his writing at his website ( or skip straight to a pre-order from Thistledown Press (

Introducing Ellipsis…

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A multi-lingual journal of poetry & prose.

Call for submissions until September 1, 2016.

Accepted languages: French, Spanish, Japanese, German, and English.

Please attach a translation with your submission, but this is not required (just highly appreciated!).

Accepted submissions will be published on our online journal in the spring of 2017. We are also planning to launch a hard copy journal, with a launch time TBD.

Write in languages other than these five? – then let us know!

We initially restrict languages to these five because of limited access to translation and editorial resources. However, that does not mean we would be uninterested in considering a different language for publication.

Submit all questions and submissions to us at

Best of luck,

The Underbridge Press


Coming Soon to a Campus near you – Joypuke III! Plus, a new endeavour…

That’s right – it has been a busy year with a lot of changes here at Underbridge, and at the end of it all we are closing in on the new release date for Joypuke III! Keep an eye out for the latest edition, coming in Fall 2016.

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A big thank you to all of our contributors and editors for your hard work and dedication.

Cover art by Laura Watson. Be sure to check out more of her work at

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The summer won’t be empty, though. Check out our latest endeavour: Ellipsis, a multilingual literary magazine.

More info to follow – but in the meantime, why not take this opportunity to break out some of those foreign language skills?


Zettel No. 2

It is not only with great excitement, but with great pride that we are able to announce the official release of Zettel No. 2! The second issue of this spectacular magazine – available for a mere $20 plus shipping – is on sale now! To order, please send a message to

If you have any queries regarding Zettel, please do not hesitate to send a message to And, of course, go and have a look at their website ( and blog (

Joypuke 2014 Submission Deadline Extended

Joypuke 2014 Submission Deadline Extended

The nation-wide submissions deadline for Joypuke 2014 have been extended! We are now accepting work through to June 20th. Send your submissions to Please keep prose pieces under 2500 words, and poetry under 150 lines.

Featuring poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction, Joypuke is an annual literary journal based out of Sackville, New Brunswick. Joypuke 2013, the inaugural issue, was launched to a rousing reception. Joypuke 2014 promises to be bigger and even better.

All of us at the Underbridge Press look forward to reading your submissions!