In March 2020, Canadian Literature sent complimentary packages of two back issues of our journal to over 300 secondary school libraries across Canada. A teacher at a local Vancouver school had reached out to ask us if we had any spare issues of the journal that she could show to her grade 12 AP students. She wanted them to connect with a physical copy of the academic journal and to hold literary scholarship in their hands. Recognizing that it was better to have back issues of the journal in her students’ hands than on our storage shelves, we were totally happy to share. Her request stayed with us. It made us realize that exploring the contents of the journal and its print culture material might be of interest to other students and educators as well. We are always looking for ways to share ideas about the study of Canadian writing. So, we started a project—The Canadian Literature High School Initiative—of circulating copies of our journal to a range of libraries at secondary schools in all provinces and territories, compliments of Canadian Literature. We hope this initiative helps build connections between high school readers and university scholarship.
To support the initiative, we are offering Canadian secondary schools a special institutional Subscription Rate for four print copies this year: Issues 240-243 for $130 (with GST=$136.50) instead of the regular institutional rate of $245. We have extended this special offer to be available until September 30, 2020.