Toews, Mitchell

Mitchell Toews lives and writes at Jessica Lake in Manitoba. When an insufficient number of, “We are pleased to inform you…” emails are on hand, he finds alternative joy in the windy intermingling between the top of the water and the bottom of the sky or skates on the ice until he can no longer see the cabin.
Mitch’s writing has appeared in riverbabble, Storgy, Fiction on the Web, Fictive Dream (Nov/2017), LingoBites, Red Fez, SickLit, Voices Journal, The Machinery, Work magazine, Occulum, Rhubarb Magazine, and CommuterLit. Details at his website,
2021 was a rewarding year for Canadian writer, Mitchell Toews. Mitch had stories in nine periodicals, including one, “Sweet Caporal,” that appeared in Virginia lit mag Rivanna Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. This was the writer’s third Pushcart nomination. Another story, “Fetch” was one of 11 finalists in a national field of over 800 entries: The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers.
In early 2022, Rivanna Review will reprise his story “Sweet Caporal” with a sequel piece in the same Whiteshell Park boreal setting and era, titled “Hundred Miles an Hour.”


Breezy and the Six -Pack Sneaker 
The Fifty Dollar Sewing Machine
Frozen Tag
South of Oromocto Depths
The Business of Saving Souls
So Are They All 
Regrets de Foie Gras
The Grittiness of Mango Chiffon