Home – The Put In

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Paddler Press
Peterborough/Nogojiwanong, ON

Paddler Press is a new poetry and art mag based in Peterborough/Nogojiwanong, Ontario. We will publish four times a year: July, October, January, and April. Our goal is to share the work of amazing creators with the world. Issues will usually be themed and submission windows will offer plenty of time for writers and visual artists to reflect on the ideas and inspirations that appear.

Our first issue, Canoe Lake Memories, dedicated to and inspired by Canadian painter and outdoorsman Tom Thomson, was released on July 8, 2021. Our second issue, Roots & Wings, was released on October 8, 2021. Our third issue, All Together, was released on January 8, 2022. Submission period for volume 4, Light, will open on January 9, 2022.

See you on the water!

Deryck N. Robertson,

At Paddler Press, we are outdoors people and our site pages are named accordingly to canoe trip lingo. The Put In is where the trip begins. The Trip Log is a reminder of where we’ve been, the details of The Journey. The Portage is where we get out of our boats, stretch our legs, and carry our junk to the next put in. The Campfire is where we drink coffee, tell stories (for the umpteenth time), laugh, and many time, just sit and reflect.