is Jaywalker? Use your imagination...
is a free, monthly, submission-based magazine of the arts serving the Kingston,
Ontario area. Our aim is to present all genres, including the literary, visual,
material, stage and recorded arts. Jaywalker showcases and entertains,
inspires and educates. It also intends to display the full experience spectrum
of artists in our region, from student through teacher, amateur through
structure of Jaywalker includes a variety of reliable features, such as
the ongoing question "But Is It Art?", a punnishingly sarcastic
rendering of the Horoscopes (The Hors D'Scopes) or "Jam Makers", a
series of home-cooked riffs. The events listings ("On The Town") are
laid out in an easy to read format, and include such essentials as galleries,
theatres, art tours and live music. Jaywalker's regular features provide
a reliable home for submissions of poetry, music or artwork, to name a few.
is our hope that those who appear on Jaywalker's pages find the
recognition and encouragement needed to further their careers. Both
"locals" and visitors to Kingston can look forward to a monthly
snapshot of our diverse artistic community that they can take home and enjoy for
years to come.
are juried, with a preference towards local pieces that clearly convey their
message, demonstrate a unique style, print well (primarily in B&W) and
require little or no editing. One is encouraged to submit several pieces at a
time, preferably shorter and digitized, and in keeping with Jaywalker's
general submission guidelines. Our magazine cannot
pay for submissions at this time.
circulation was 650 in February 2004, our eleventh issue, which could be found
at galleries, libraries, coffee shops and stores in the Kingston area, and at
several locations within Queen's University and St. Lawrence College. Though
free in the Kingston area, Jaywalker naturally offers affordable
subscriptions for those who would like a copy delivered to their home
website, Jaywalker.ca includes both previous issues and additional material from
each artist, as well as a comprehensive list of resources available in the
Kingston area. As a fledgling publication, we are learning the ropes as we go,
experimenting with various content and layout to best suit the needs of Jaywalker's
readers. We hope for Jaywalker to be an escape from current affairs - a
reliable and entertaining read that is inviting, stimulating and unique.