Changes at the Malahat

John BartonOn January 31, John Barton stepped down as the editor of The Malahat Review, after fourteen years. For him, in his own words, “it has been a dream job,” one that has allowed him to work with a remarkable set of authors whose work he published in fifty-seven issues of the magazine. Highlights of his time with the Malahat include the “Green Imagination” issue, “At Home in Translation,” “Elusive Boundaries: CNF in Canada Today,” “Indigenous Perspectives,” and “Victoria Past, Victoria Present, Victoria Future.” His last issue will be Spring 2018, which shall appear this April.

Micaela MafteiMicaela Maftei, a member of the Malahat’s fiction board, has been chosen as the magazine’s interim editor. Originally from Toronto, Micaela studied at the University of Toronto before moving to Scotland for postgraduate work. Five years later, she left with an M. Litt in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. Since arriving in Victoria in 2013, Micaela has taught at UVic and Camosun College. She is the author of The Fiction of Autobiography (Bloomsbury, 2013) and co-editor of Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Determining the Form (Gylphi, 2015). Her short fiction has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Gutter, and various anthologies in the UK.


A search for a new editor is now in progress, with the intention of having the successful candidate chosen and in place in the coming months.