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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.


Email issues resolved!

Our Gmail email account is back:  [email protected] . You may contact us  there or through this website or via our facebook page @RhubarbMagazine  and you may certainly write to us at the Mennonite Literary Society, 606-100 Arthur St, Winnipeg MB, R3B 1H3.

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Speaking of facebook, we’ve got a fun little request going – we’re asking you to share any ‘Rhubarb culture’ images or memories or thoughts.

Our next issue ‘Mennonite Stories’ (R#41) will be out soon-ish!

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

Bring your favorite dead Mennonite to Life at the Publisher’s Spring Faspa Feast!

Publisher Victor Enns will host and serve at his Willow Island retreat Sunday afternoon April 23, 2017

To attend, please register asap via email ([email protected]) as space is limited to 12 – yes this is a Last Supper of sorts, but promises to be inspiring and fun.

Bring a short (max 5 minutes) story/reading about or by your favorite deceased Mennonite person and don’t tell who it is – keep us guessing for a prize donated by the host.

This fundraiser dinner/evening will take place on the shore of Lake Winnipeg near Gimli and we will coordinate ridesharing to keep it fun and economical.

We are asking $100 per person to attend – all proceeds going to sustain Rhubarb

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 >

Please make cheques out to Mennonite Literary Society

A reminder that all cheques for subscriptions, purchases or donations must be made out to the Mennonite Literary Society, not Rhubarb Magazine. More >

New Review Copy Address

Rhubarb welcomes our new reviews editor, Susie Fisher, on board. Please send all review copies to this new address: More >

Rhubarb 39 Dis/Ability Launch

Wednesday, September 7, 7:30-9pm, 2016 at Sam’s Place, 159 Henderson Hwy

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Receive Rhubarb 40, our special issue TWENTY FIVE MENNONITE POETS, a 200-page poetry anthology edited by Clarise Foster (Editor of CV2) including familiars Di Brandt and Pat Friesen, Americans like Gundy, Kasdorf and Janzen, also new voices such as Angeline Schellenberg and Kevin Spenst. R40 retails for $25.00, and is included in your $30.00 three-issue subscription.

Receive Rhubarb 41 Special Issue TEN MENNONITE STORIES, a 200-page fiction anthology, edited by David Bergen. Do not miss David’s must read Mennonite fiction selections. It will retail on newsstands and in bookstores for $25.00.
Save now and receive R41 included in your $30.00 three-issue renewal or subscription.

Receive Rhubarb 42 , Rhubarbarians take on the theme of “Play,” in our regular 64 page magazine format, which retails for $12.00. Renew now and R41 included in your $30.00 three-issue subscription or renewal.

RECEIVE $62.00 of Rhubarb for $30.00. Buy now!

News From the Publisher’s Desk

Publisher to serve as first-ever Gimli Laundromat Poet-in-Residence

Gimli Manitoba Interlake Klean-All Laundry & Dry Kleaning, the Lake Winnipeg Writers’ Group, and the Envoi Literary Foundation are pleased to announce that Victor Enns will be the Klean-All Laundry Poet-in-Residence to celebrate poetry month. April is poetry month all over North America, celebrated annually every-which-way in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

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