From 2013 until 2020, GUTS was a digital, volunteer-run feminist magazine and blog. The founding Masthead of GUTS was encouraged and inspired by the wide range of thought and experience that existed within the young Canadian feminist movement. GUTS supported new and emerging writers. GUTS was committed to soliciting voices from people who are not represented in the often homogenous landscape of Canadian writers and artists.
As of February 2020, GUTS took a hiatus. You can read the founding Masthead’s final Editorial Note for more details. The outgoing Masthead included: Brett Cassady Willes (Managing Editor), Celia Zhang (Communications and Engagement Manager), Cynthia Spring (Founding Editor), Natalie Childs (Senior Editor), Katie Lew (Editor), Carmina Ravanera (Editor), Rebecca Jade (Editor), Nadine Adelaar (Founding Editor and Web Designer), and Tess Liem (Poetry Editor).
As of March 2022, just over two years after GUTS last published on its website, a new editorial board took over the governance and operations of GUTS to publish its REVENGE issue. GUTS resumed the publication of exceptional feminist literary essays and reviews, long-form journalism, interviews, fiction, poetry, columns, and new media to further feminist discourse, criticism, and community engagement. We continue to shed some much needed light on the systemic forces and intersecting oppressions that isolate women, non-binary and trans people through the collective interpretation of feminist issues. During this period, GUTS was re-branded as publication striving to create a public for a new kind of correspondence that centres an anti-colonial feminist perspective.
GUTS is facilitated by Jas M. Morgan and governed by rotating editorial boards who oversee the production of themed issues.
The editorial board for REVENGE was composed of Brandi Bird, Jessica Johns, Nickita Longman, Jas M. Morgan, Emily Riddle, and Arielle Twist.