filling Station Publications Society

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1993-

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The filling Station Publications Society formed in 1993 in Calgary, Alberta, for the purpose of publishing a literary arts magazine for the city of Calgary. Founding members include Tom Muir, Rob Brander, Brad Harris, Russ Ricky, Nicole Ethier, Theresa Smalec, Doug Steedman, Stephanie Rogers, Annette Perry and Laura Authier. The filling Station Publications Society is a registered non-profit society whose volunteer members publish "filling Station" magazine approximately three times a year. The first issue of "filling Station" appeared in 1994 under a mandate to promote innovative and original Canadian poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. "filling Station" magazine circulated 500 copies per issue circa 1995 under Managing Editor Blaine Kyllo. Derek Beaulieu was Co-Managing Editor from 1998–2001, Managing Editor and Poetry Editor from 2004–2008, and served on the board of directors of the filling Station Publications Society from 2003–2008.

The filling Station Publications Society also hosts events and fundraisers, and publishes stand-alone literary chapbooks. It is funded by granting organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Community Spirit (formerly Alberta Foundation for the Arts), and the Calgary Arts Development Authority. Their website, fillingstation.com, was launched in 2001. In 2003, members of the society established a monthly reading series, flywheel, held at Pages Books on Kensington in Calgary. "filling Station" magazine is available by subscription and distributed to bookstores and libraries by Magazines Canada. As of 2017, the Managing Editor is Nikki Sheppy and Marc Lynch is President of the Board of Directors.

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