Crucible was a Canadian literary magazine that ran from March 1932 to April-May 1943. Crucible has been largely left out of historical surveys of Canadian little magazines, and turning our attention to Crucible now can provide us with an alternative perspective on Canadian culture through the 1930s and 1940s. Further, we cannot overlook the fact that Crucible was edited by two women: Hilda and Laura Ridley. As Dean Irvine points out in Editing Modernity: Women and Little-Magazine Cultures in Canada, 1916-1956, Hilda Ridley “should now be recognized (albeit belatedly) as one of the first woman editors of a modern literary magazine in Canada” (206). The Ridley sisters were pioneers not only for their own efforts as editors, writers, and marketers but they were also champions of poetry authored by women. To continue overlooking Crucible is to ignore a significant repository of Canadian women’s voices echoing throughout this time period. This index is arranged by contributor. Works attached to known pseudonyms or initials are grouped together beneath the most complete name and spelling inconsistencies (such as Today versus To-day) have also been left as they originally appeared.
Index to Crucible magazine, arranged by contributor. This index is part of Canada's Early Women Writers project.
Beauchesne, Nicholas L., and Karyn Huenemann. “Index of Contributors to Crucible, 1932-1943.” Canada’s Early Women Writers. 25 Nov. 2014. Web.
Canada’s Early Women Writers
Index of Contributors to Crucible, 1932-1943
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