Plasma Dolphin is an arts & literature publication. We release print and online content. You can get our second print issue, BAD FAITH, here.
Plasma has developed an ideology and tone that we carry through each issue, and in everything we do and create. As a publication we are interested in creating issues that are made up of weird, intense, gorgeous and strong work that is created by the artist specifically for our theme and concept.
In terms of the type of work we are looking for, Plasma is focused on specificities. We want to explore the threads and nets of the world, concepts that are large and vast, through detail and personal experiences. Political and cultural commentary is essential to this, but we are not interested in large generalities - we’re interested in your particular experience within a larger phenomena. What you were eating when you met someone for the first time. How you liked the way someone’s hair was braided in a film you watched and the way that light hit it. Your specific breed of pain, hurt, rejection, joy. And this by no means has to be non-fiction, but your work (fictional or nonfictional, abstract or concrete) should be a direct result of the way you filter the world. The nuance of your experience. We’re interested in the details, the tiny specks, the creases and birthmarks and pinpricks that are explicit to you and the way you process things. This idea of smallness, intimacy and specificity is threaded through every piece in every issue, and pierces right at the heart of Plasma. In each issue, we try to create a visual and textual experience for the reader that is comprised from the details our contributors pour into their pieces which then knot together to be ruminated on, and hopefully make you think and feel in a large way.
Plasma was founded by Emma Cohen and Sonja Katanic in 2013 and the two co-workers and pals continue to edit this site today.
We are based in Toronto & Montreal, Canada, but we have contributors from all over the world. You can read more about the people who contribute right here on this page!
If you are interested in being part of the Plasma Team, you can click here to find out more on how to contribute.
Thanks to Lucas for being our guru in everything, always. Thanks to Bishop who continues to watch over us + got this thing kickin' in the first place.
Is a writer and editor living between Montreal and Toronto who has given up the pursuit of stasis in favour of perpetually outgrowing herself. For now, this is where to find her.
Is a designer/illustrator, but spends most of her time pulling pranks. You can find her posting pictures of oranges on instagram.
is not a month, she's an artist living in downtown Toronto that can be found at @augkay
Filmmaker from Kitchener, Ontario. You can find me here and here and even here. But enough about me, what about you?
Emily Wood writes plays, stories, and swear words on bathroom stalls. She lives in Toronto and inside her own heart. You can find her online as @emilyinternets.
is a 19 yr old film student that tends to sit in coffee shops, capture moments on 35mm film & watch re-runs of Seinfeld. You can find her here.
Aida is a writer, student, and pop culture enthusiast from London. She is currently seeking advice on how to get over Rami Malek. All suggestions welcome here.
Olive is a creative writing major at Concordia University and 2k17 recipient of the Gabriel Safdie award. You can reach them @gnderneutron on insta. They love drinking wine from the bottle and kissing their friends on the lips. Smooch.
Kanyinsola (she/her) is a 16 year old Nigerian-American. Her work centres on identity politics, art history, intersectional and decolonized feminism, which she explores through her work with @wahalazine, The Now podcast that she hosts, Fempowerment Chicago and Youth for Black Lives which she co-organizes. Kanyinsola also really likes dreaming, making, bike riding, and questioning.
is an aspiring filmmaker and critic, currently studying Media Production at Ryerson University. In his spare time, he obsesses about movies, particularly those that sit on the outskirts of the canon, as well as working tirelessly on a short film of his own. @mfshrimp
is a femme, Mexican visual artist, currently based in Montreal. Her work explores issues of mixed-race identity and feminism. @flloral_art
Claire is a writer and student based in Berlin. She has also written for Tongue Tied Magazine, Inky Writers Mag, Ology Journal, and her personal blog. One time, she won $5 on a scratch ticket. This is her website.
A photo based artist exploring each cavity in this soul of mine. I’m 22. I also live in Toronto.
Jill Barlow is a gender studies student who spends the entirety of her bank account on concerts. Find her on instagram @jilllbarlow
is the author of An Indoor Kind of Girl (Metatron, 2016) and a current MFA candidate at Syracuse University.
is a 19 year old photographer from Portland, Oregon whose work focuses on highlighting powerful people in her life. She also focuses on themes regarding gender, feminism, and sexuality. You can find her @alliisonder
is a writer, textile artist, and witch practicing on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka land (Montreal). Find her at her website and on instagram.
Young and optimistic, West African. I make art to share my thoughts as well as uplift others and am currently studying fashion management in Paris in the hopes of living off of creativity.
is a 20-year-old artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada studying architecture & fine art. Their illustrative work explores life at the margins, often playing with colour and magical realism to create whimsical worlds of fantasy. @stale.gum
Marie Bodin is a self-taught painter based in paris. she's on instagram @macbodin
A bedroom philosopher, musician/composer, and sometimes documentarian inspired by the fragility of human connection, the mystery of the human experience, and the subtle beauty of everyday life.
Hi, my name is Wil Brask, my pronouns are Ze/Hir or They/Them. I am a queer illustrator based in Toronto and currently studying at OCADU. I enjoy sitting by the ocean, plants, going out dancing, and “vaporwave” music. My medium of choice is pen and ink or mixed media. find me here or here.
lives in Guelph Ontario and likes art of all kinds. She'll be returning to Halifax in August for her second year at NSCAD University. Find her on Instagram.
Chloe Cusimano's photography and screenprints merge fine art and design to create happy moments between color and ground by way of forcing together unlikely combinations. She is interested in blurring what feels close and what feels far to the human eye
Rachel Davies is a writer flailing around Toronto. You can find them on most social media at @rachelcomplains and their clips at racheldavies.xyz.
Spends a dangerous amount of time contemplating how to introduce herself, reading really boring articles about art, and listening to punk music. While she specializes in nothing, but dabbles in everything, her friends occasionally convince her to share it with people. If you're interested in reading about her adventures you can check out her blog.
I study business and I enjoy taking photographs, someday I hope to combine the two. Check out some of my photos here.
is a writer from London. She writes stories and essays. Her work has appeared in Ambit, Tangerine Magazine and elsewhere.
Just living it easy hacking darts and breaking hearts, forever locked in a passionate affair with the sun and views out of windows.
Céline is an 18-year-old Canadian and French artist who makes films, takes photos, and writes. She is usually thrift shopping binge watching Netflix, or creating content for different zines, magazines, sites, art shows, or interning for Ramona Magazine for Girls. You can find her on Instagram and more of her work on her website.
is a photographer and filmmaker from Cambridge, Ontario who documents the world as it happens. You can find him at a show, having a beer at a dive spot or roaming the streets in any given city. www.goldshoots.xyz
is a 19 year old artist from the suburbs of New York, currently a sophomore at Rhode Island School of Design. As a biracial femme, she focuses her recent art on issues of race, confusion of identity, the significance of the female body, empowering POC women, sexuality and mental illness.
Born, bred and based in Toronto… enjoys your Dad’s favourite glam rock bands, snapping pictures of friends and Murder podcasts. Find her at @mollysfilm and @mollygosewich
I'm a Spanish illustrator and graphic design student who lives for cheerleader films, trashy music festivals and going on feminist rants.
You can find me on instagram.
Toko is a creator of things and the founder of the Mushroom Society. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across North America and in Japan.
Sevan is a 21 year old photographer who uses feeling and experience to conceptualize themes of femininity and self love into her work. By pushing the limits of vulnerability and sexuality, she hopes to change the way women are seen in contemporary culture by finding ways [through her art] to showcase their community, agency, and empowerment beyond the lens of the male gaze.
Mia Jacobs is a Photography and Journalism Major at New York University. She occasionally makes art in the midst of personal crises, cries a lot, and likes Korean food. @mia.sophia
is a Korean artist currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is mostly themed under the ‘Unfiltered raw and Nature’ with cheerful and warm moods. @ draw_spring
Erin Johnston is a Washington-based painter, fiber artist, and biologist who enjoys observing the minutia. Website: erinjohnstonart.com and inatgram @erinjohnstonian
is an emerging writer and Afrofuturist in training, studying English Literature at Ryerson University. Through her work, she hopes to inspire conversations that will mobilize social change and action. In her creative process, she dissects her identity and the world around her in order to create an immersive experience for readers through language. @flisspo
Big baby existing in toronto....regretting not going to art school. Eat your trail mix, drink your aloe vera, and use your oxford commas! I illustrate, make flicks, take pics! find me on instagram.
is a photographer from California. Their photos are about world-building and synthesizing life in equal measure, processing via creation. Representational memories, cinematic moments, anamnesis, the blue, a shimmering mess. @madeline.kl
Indonesian photo taker and occasional writer. Avid movie and song repeater. Currently learning German to hopefully live there one day. find her on Instagram.
I do graphic design, illustration and photography work and you can find me on instagram or on tumblr. I also love dogs and french fries.
is an illustrator and student living in Toronto, ON.
Georgia Krause is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer based in Brooklyn, New York. In her work she likes to explore consciousness, femininity, fireworks and outer space. In her life she likes to explore mountains, dog parks, and the depths of the ocean. She has yet to go to space. For more of her work check out her vimeo page.
Francesca Kritikos is from Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Peach Mag, Hobart, Bunny Mag and more. Her first chapbook, IT FELT LIKE WORSHIP, was published by Sad Spell Press in June 2017. @sappho1996 & tumblr
is a Toronto gal but an Angeleno at heart! she can talk your ear off about cinema, navigating relationships, and maybe make your dog fall in love with her. say hi here
is a Toronto based filmmaker and visual artist whose favorite time of day is Golden Hour. Find her on instagram.
is glad that there are figs.
Cia is a nerd from London whose only firm belief is that having fun is never hard when you’ve got a library card. At any given moment, she is either writing when she should be doing something else or debating something entirely useless. She loves Zadie Smith a little too much.
Sarah MacKenzie is a fiction writer, dwelling in Montreal for a short while longer (but sprung from Mississauga), with a penchant for parentheticals and a preoccupation with loneliness and ego-ness in reality-kinking contexts. Her writing can be found in The Stoneslide Corrective, Bad Nudes, The Void Magazine, and, most pertinently (and tenderly), here!!!
English student @ Michigan State. Founder of the quentin dorito fanclub as well as the internet sensation #getmygirlsinstem. I do not know what I am doing.
Ariana Molly (@arianamolly) is a multidisciplinary artist and melodramatic Gemini based in Montreal, Canada. She currently writes, creates and performs as one half of the artistic duo @mutuallyfeeling
35mm photographer and painter. Lexy explores all mediums, seeking to capture and tell stories through the use of her camera. She is able to recreate photos and produce realistic, high scale paintings giving you something to look forward to each and everytime. @lex35m
is an artist who loves to share bright colours and bold figures with bright and bold people. Find her on instagram.
Emma Mutch is a 35mm photographer based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. She's soon to be graduated with a BA in Gender Studies from Concordia University and is working on the third edition of her zine "Into Thin Hair" (@intothinhairzine), a publication for femme and non-binary friends in photography and illustration.
is a Nigerian-Irish nomad & jill of all trades living in Glasgow. Find her on insta.
Diyana writes about music, fashion, and identity politics for her multimedia blog/in sporadic bursts on Twitter, as well as freelancing for Noisey, Vice, and other websites. Alongside being a director of Iconoclast, Diyana is a stylist and writer at Volta Magazine. She is also interested in photography, and spends a lot of time stressing about creating well-curated 3 photo rows on Instagram.
is a girl residing in Toronto who makes art from time to time while eating pasta and rewatching gilmore girls. 4 inquiries: email@example.com
is a fiction writer and film critic from Detroit. Her works appears in American Chordata, Joyland and McSweeney’s. She lives in Brooklyn.
albert pham is a toronto based dreamer that loves with all his heart in the hopes that the world can be a better place one day. until then, here are pictures of his child : smiley the pug.
is an illustrator based in Toronto and is also a mega huge b*tch! Find him at @christian_applegate
Audio Engineer and musician. Passionate about music and people. Find him here, here or on instagram @griffinpickel.
Tara’s an illustrator from Melbourne, Australia. You can check out some of her pieces here.
is known for her large oil paintings which explore flesh in a historical and contemporaneous manner. Her practice experiments with the nature of language and sensation within both a visual and performative context. find her at www.angievquick.com and instagram
Spends time making collages, eating peanut butter and listening to bad early 00's pop.
is a student in NYC who likes seeing art, (over)analyzing pop culture, and talking about what she learned in a podcast.
is a girl who makes things and has yet to find a four leaf clover
a nomadic spirited artist and writer. In search of spreading self love and kindness. instagram is @bowiesalien and web page is bowiesalien.com
Lives in Toronto. You can find her on Instagram.
A gal called zoe, a womanist from London England, a lover of poetry, writing and thrift shopping just trying to make it in the world through the arts. You can learn more about me/see more of my work on my blog x x
is a Canadian Swiss gal illustrator & graphic designer, currently residing in Toronto. Feeding off of the sunlight & doodling alone at a bar. Find her online: @carookas
Shelby Traynor is a 21-year-old writer and radio person living in Sydney, Australia. You can find her bad jokes on Twitter @shelbyrtraynor
I'm a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Toronto, Ontario and graduated from York University. I love to draw women and florals inspired by (sometimes Traditional) Asian Art.
@felicitytsee and www.felicitytse.ca
Innas Tsuroiya is a writer and poet and film programmer living in Indonesia. Follow her @festivegrave on Twitter and Instagram.
Kenza is an environmental student living in Toronto, writing poetry and doing film photography during her spare time. She loves the moon, willow trees and spearmint tea. Instagram: @moon___beam
I’m a photographer and writer based in Toronto. There’s nothing that inspires me more than music and nature. You’re guaranteed to always find something that challenges you to think a little bit more.
I am a Madrid based nervous boy who likes seeing beautiful things and faces. I would be truly pleased to work as a photographer or a visual designer. instagram.com/mivides