Jonathan Crowe
PO Box 473
Shawville QC  J0X 2Y0

Contact me




  • Reviewer at AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review (freelance/occasional; Nov 2014–Jul 2019).
  • Senior Editor/Writer, Executive Correspondence Division, Health Canada (contract; Jul 2007–Jun 2008;  May–Dec 2009).
  • Writer/Editor, Ministerial Correspondence Division, Public Works and Government Services Canada (contract; Sep–Oct 2008).
  • Volunteer, Pontiac Archives (volunteer; 2005–2008).
  • Reporter, The Equity (Aug 2003–Jan 2004).
  • President, Ottawa Amphibian and Reptile Association (volunteer; Nov 2001–Apr 2003).
  • Legislative Revisor, Legislative Services Branch, Department of Justice (May 2000–Feb 2003).
  • Editor/Publisher, The Ontario Herpetological Society News (volunteer; Sep 1999–Sep 2001).
  • Planning and Analysis Officer, Income Security Programs Branch, Human Resources Development Canada (Sep 1999–Apr 2000).

Major Projects

  • The Map Room (Mar 2003–Jun 2011; Jan 2016–present), a blog about maps.
  • Ecdysis (Dec 2013–Dec 2015), a science fiction fanzine.
  • DFL (Aug 2004–Aug 2008), a blog about last-place finishes at the Olympics.
  • (2004–present), a website for people interested in garter snakes.

Select Publications

  • “Mermaid Care,” Mermaids Monthly, Dec 2021 (forthcoming).


  • Provisional Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Alberta (1996–1999). Withdrew from program.
  • Master of Arts, History, University of Waterloo (1996).
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), History, University of Winnipeg (1994).

Awards, Scholarships and Nominations

  • Finalist, Best Fan Publication (English), Prix Aurora Awards (2015, 2016).
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship (1998–1999).
  • Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship, University of Alberta (1998–1999).
  • Province of Alberta Graduate Scholarship, University of Alberta ( 1997–1998).
  • Walter H. Johns Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Alberta (1996–1997).
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Waterloo (1994–1995).
  • Academic Proficiency Scholarship, University of Winnipeg (1991).


  • Government work: editing and writing briefing notes, executive correspondence and memoranda; knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes and of the principles of legislative drafting.
  • Editing and writing: book reviewing, copyediting and proofreading, fact-checking, journalism.
  • Internet: blogging and content management systems (Movable Type, WordPress), social media (all), web design (including HTML5, CSS3, PHP).
  • Other: historical research, photography, public speaking.