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The cover of Rhubarb #32, Mennonite Sex, featuring a unique double over, oustide image by Dan Swartzentruber, inside by Gathie Falk was a awarded a Maggie Award (open to all Manitoba magazines) for Best Cover – Illustration,  at their celebrations in Winnipeg on September 26, 2013. Thanks to the artists and cover designer Aiden Enns.


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Rhubarb is free! Donations are welcome…

It’s time for us to offer complimentary copies of Rhubarb – we can’t store these treasures forever!

Let us know how many of which issue(s) you would like and how we can get these to you  –  we cannot afford to cover postage.

We are particularly interested in donating issues to libraries and schools for classroom use – we do want the magazines used and the words read!

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and yes – we can still offer tax receipts for any donation over $10


The Mennonite Literary Society is Suspending the Publication Rhubarb

Subscriptions are no longer available, and renewals will not be accepted. Here’s why More >

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R42: 11 Encounters with Mennonite Fiction

to be launched Friday Oct 20, at the Mennonite/s Writing VIII Conference, University of Winnipeg  – Join us and guest editor Hildi Froese Tiessen,  in the Eckhardt Gramatte Hall at 1pm

Launch Event for ‘9 Mennonite Stories’

The Mennonite Literary Society launches 9 Mennonite Stories, a twin to Rhubarb issue 41, Thursday October 19th at X-Cues Cafe & Lounge, 551 Sargent Avenue, at 7:00 pm. There is no cover charge at this new venue for Rhubarbarians, with lots of room, and the usual popular Thursday night X-Cues live band jam follows at 9 pm.


The 9 Mennonite Stories stories were selected by David Bergen, illustrated by Murray Toews, and are introduced by Maurice Mierau. All three will be at the launch. The nine illustrations will be screened during the evening, while Dora Dueck, whose story “The Mask” is featured in this anthology of Mennonite fiction, and Armin Wiebe, with an excerpt from The Salvation of Yasch Siemens, round out the evening.
Hildi Froese Tiessen, editor of 11 Encounters with Mennonite fiction, a twin to Rhubarb issue 42, will speak about the genesis of the book of essays, and invite everyone to its launch the next day on Friday at 1 PM in the Eckhardt Gramatté Hall as part of the Mennonite/s Writing Conference at the University of Winnipeg (October 19 to 21).

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You may contact us  via our facebook page @RhubarbMagazine     and you may certainly write to us at 606-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3.

Now is a good time to make sure your subscription is paid up to include R#42!

 Please make cheques payable to   The Mennonite Literary Society

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – a (dead) Mennonite Literary Society Fundraiser for Rhubarb

Publisher Victor Enns hosted and served at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017

It was a Last Supper of sorts, and proved  to be inspiring and fun.

This fundraiser dinner event took place on the shore of Lake Winnipeg near Gimli.

Order 29 Mennonite Poets now

The Mennonite Literary Society is pleased to present  29 Mennonite Poets.  The stunning book cover features a painting by Deborah Dannelly and is designed by Terry Corrigan at Relish New Brand Experience. This 176-page anthology features the work of 29 Mennonite Poets, edited and introduced by Clarise Foster, the editor of Contemporary Verse 2. More >

You’re Invited!

The Mennonite Literary Society celebrates the release of its first anthology on Friday January 20th, 7:30 p.m. at the Blaurock Café/Great Hall at Canadian Mennonite University, north campus. Published as a special issue of Rhubarb magazine, R40, Winter 2017, edited by Clarise Foster is included in subscriptions. The book 29 Mennonite Poets is another first for the Mennonite Literary Society. Patrick Friesen will be a featured reader, flying in from the west coast, joining Di Brandt from Brandon and Maurice Mierau from Winnipeg.  Books and copies of R40 will be available at a book table. January 20th is the last day of our Super Subscription special, and student prices will be available. More >