Provocative Penguin is a Toronto-based online magazine with a driven mandate to provide and promote two things:
- Independent Thought
- Alternative Culture
We are a group of individual writers, artists and provocateurs who want to produce something engaging, enriching and entertaining for the thinking-minority. Everything we put up is moderated, edited by our crack team of grammartists and chosen because of its inherent value to culture, thought and/or good ol’ fashion fun.
Anyone can be a “penguin” because anyone can contribute. We’re always looking for new ideas, leads and writing submissions. Not everything gets posted but we review every non-spam e-mail and give feedback. If you’re a lesser-known artist or author, feel free to drop us a line!
How it works
A new themed-issue featuring original writing and art is released on the second Friday of each month with topical posts being added to the “Freshly Hatched” feed on the front page as they are published in between volumes.
We have a great network of engaged, artsy and intelligent people who are always looking out for something that could fit our brand of “Unrefined Good Taste” and, unlike larger publication conglomerates, we take the time to respond to all legitimate submissions to our site whether we use them or not. Essentially, Provocative Penguin is an opportunity to discuss the best and worst around us, while augmenting the experience for everyone (reader, writer, artist, and thinker) involved.
Writing and Art submissions are due the last Sunday of the month to be considered for the proceeding month’s issue.
(Submissions do not have to be limited to the month’s theme. If you have something provocative to say, we want to read it.)
June 2013 – NXNE 2013 (All other subjects also welcome)
Submissions must be received by May 28, 2013
July 2013 – TBA
Submissions must be received by June 30, 2013
For writing and other scribe-related topics, send an e-mail to:
Leads to art, events, interesting people and the like can be sent to: