About us

The Magazine

Dragnet Magazine is an online/e-book literary journal that trawls the sea of stories for the best fiction and poetry. We publish energetic pieces that may explore serious topics but don't take themselves too seriously.

We went on hiatus in November 2013 and submissions are currently closed.



Jeremy Hanson-Finger attended Carleton and wrote his M.A. thesis on dirty bits in postmodern novels. His fiction has appeared in Joyland, Little Fiction, Soliloquies, and Untoward. You can see his website here.


Andrew Battershill is a recent graduate of Concordia University. His fiction has appeared in Soliloquies Anthology, The Moose & Pussy, The Claremont Review, Headlight Anthology, and Burner Magazine. He was the winner of the 2010 Irving Layton Award for fiction. He is currently completing his M.A in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto. He absolutely loves the zoo.


Suzannah Showler's first book, Failure to Thrive, is forthcoming from ECW Press in April 2014. Her first marriage, to Andrew Battershill, is forthcoming August 2014.

Designer and Copyeditor

Jena Karmali got her H.B.A. from the University of Toronto in 2010. She loves to read and draw and memorize the Chicago Manual of Style. She is a fan of coffee, reptiles, international travel, beautifully constructed sentences, and the serial comma.


Lauren Mitchell works in the glamorous world of academic publishing, tells jokes to unsuspecting strangers, and will tell you everything you want to know about Drake. Top Qualities: snappy dresser, compassionate lover, proficient with Microsoft Office.

Digital and Print Product Wrangler

Julia Chanter is a production coordinator at Penguin Random House. She is on the board of directors for the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy. Trivia, travelling, coffee, books about food, and yoga are things that she’s totally into.

Social Media Manager

John Nixon is a pop culture obsessive currently working as an associate producer at Achilles Media in Toronto. He subsists on a regular diet of film, golf, literature, red wine, hip hop, Triscuits, and skate punk.


All logo artwork by J. McKee.