Founding and Managing Editors Kathryn Mockler and Aaron Schneider, along with issue editors and advisors, introduce readers to The Rusty Toque, an online literary journal produced and edited by the faculty and students of the University of Western Ontario Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program. The Rusty Toque publishes students nominated from their writing program and also welcomes submissions from all writers – both new and established.
The first issue (Summer 2011)includes fiction by Josh Romphf, Marshall John Christie, Rhiannon Dickson, and Jamie Lively; screenplays by Jessica Kotzer and Lauren Wing; nonfiction by Ashley McCallan, G.P. Parhar, Cam Parkes, and Spencer Matheson; and poetry by Scott Beckett and Blair Swann.
The Rusty Toque accepts unpublished literary and experimental poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and unproduced drama (both short film and short play scripts). Artwork for the homepage is also accepted.