In 1999, Michael Bryson founded the online literary magazine, The Danforth Review (TDR), which he ran from 1999-2009 and 2011-2018. TDR published 78 issues of original fiction and conducted 202 interviews with writers. It also published, at various times, poetry, reviews and essays focusing on Canada’s small press scene.

Since the mid-1990s, Michael has published short stories in literary magazines. His books include: The Lizard and Other Stories (2009). Thirteen Shades of Black and White (1999), and Only a Lower Paradise (2000). He has also published book reviews, essays, poetry, and interviews with writers.

He lives in the city of his birth, Toronto, Canada, treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and, in the east-end, the Williams Treaty First Nations.

Michael’s story “Six Million Million Miles” appeared in 05: Best Canadian Stories (Oberon, 2005). Other stories won first prize in the Qwerty short fiction contest (2004) and the Word Literary Calendar short fiction contest (2001).



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Publicity interviews/profiles:
May 2014. On Writing. Ottawa Poetry Newsletter.
Dec 2012. Never Ending Blog Tour.
June 2010. One question interview. BoydBlog.
April 2010. On The Danforth profile. Centennial College Book & Magazine Publishing Program.
March 2010. University of Waterloo alumni profile.
December 23, 2009. Lemon Hound. Interview on reviewing
November 26, 2009. OpenBook Toronto self profile.
October 16, 2009. Michael Bryson Interviewed.
October 5, 2009. Branta Blog
March 5, 2009. Desk Space. Blog.
June 2008. Q&A about “Live Bait.” Classroom questions.
March 2008. 12 or 20 Questions with rob mclennan. Blog.
January 2007. Conversations in the Book Trade. Blog.
April 2005. On The Danforth. Centennial College Book & Magazine Publishing Program.
August 17, 2001. CIUT Radio, Toronto.
August 6, 2001. Canadian Content.
February 2001. Writers’ Union of Canada newsletter.
December 2000. Writers’ Union of Canada newsletter.
Fall 2000. Another Toronto Quarterly
July 15, 2000. National Post.
May 2000. Canadian Mennonite.
Nov. 26, 1999. Imprint. University of Waterloo.