One Throne does not believe in respecting borders in literature—it’s all one kingdom. Some magazines may talk about publishing the best literary fiction, or the best science fiction, or the best Canadian or American writing, etc. To us, all those borders are totally artificial. Great writing is great writing, regardless of subject matter (in the case of genres) or where the writer comes from, or anything else. The literary world is one kingdom, one throne. Our magazine publishes the best writing from that one kingdom.
We were founded at Dawson City, Yukon in 2014. BuzzFeed has ranked us among the "29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need to be Reading". Recently three of our stories have been named "Notable" in Best American anthologies (Best American Essays twice, and Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy), a poem earned a 2017 Pushcart Prize "Special Mention", and an essay was shortlisted in Canada for a 2016 National Magazine Award; the full list of recognition that we've received is outlined here. Another story was subsequently made into the first chapter of a novel that was bought by HarperCollins India. We've published short stories by two Caine Prize finalists and a 2014 Shirley Jackson Award finalist, poetry by a Pushcart Prize winner, and poems by each of the joint-winners of the 2015 Brunel African Poetry Prize.
We pride ourselves on probably being the most diverse literary magazine on the planet. Most of our issues carry writing from at least three continents, with women and minority groups equitably represented. Beauty is also important to us, and every poem or story is accompanied by its own dedicated art.
One Throne is currently not publishing new issues and is on an indefinite hiatus.
To learn more about One Throne, we invite you to read this interview with George Filipovic, an editor of ours.
Dan Dowhal is a Yukon-based writer, producer, and educator. He is the author of two novels, Skyfisher and Flam Grub, and is currently signed with Dundurn Press. Originally from Toronto, Dan holds a journalism degree from Ryerson University and is a former Berton House Writer-in-Residence.
George Filipovic practiced law for eight years in his hometown, Toronto, before throwing it all away to live in Dawson City, Yukon, near the arctic circle. He now puts his obsession with detail to better use with One Throne. When he's not working on the mag or in the Yukon, you might find him at Burning Man or Worldcon.