//‘Tis the Season to Glean: wish list and cover art for the Annex Gleaner

‘Tis the Season to Glean: wish list and cover art for the Annex Gleaner

Hi everyone,

We were hoping you could help us spread the word on a couple of things we do every December here at the Gleaner: holiday-themed  covers and an Annex-centric wishlist.

Every holiday edition, the Gleaner features community and holiday-themed artwork on our December covers. We are currently looking for submissions reflecting this theme.In the past, the covers have generally been traditional interpretations of this theme—snowy Annex streetscapes, snowmen and Santa Claus–but we are open to any and all images reflecting the theme of holiday and community. Photos, painting, collage, mixed-media, comics, drawings etc. are all welcome. We need one for our Annex edition and one for our Liberty edition. Bonus points for local artists or the art is neighbourhood-centric.

And wishes:

-We are seeking an infinite number of wishes. They can be whimsical or practical. They can be personal, political, or community related. Past wishes have included everything from “I wish there was a hot dog stand in the Annex,” to resurrecting a beloved tree that was cut down, to Rob Ford looking his best in a Speedo, to a park revitalization.
-While we want world peace just as much as everyone else, please try and keep your wishes local.
-Wishes must be between one and 250 words. Visual interpretations of wishes are also welcome.

Please submit your wishlist by November 18 at the stroke of midnight. Please include your name, and either your professional title or the street that you live on . We reserve the right to edit wishes for space, spelling and grammar. Artwork must be received no later than November 21.

We really hope you all can take part! Please share with your friends, neighbours, and members of your organization!


Thanks a bunch,



Emina Gamulin
Gleaner Community Press