Lily Gontard is a writer living in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in magazines such as Geist, The Puritan Magazine, Cirque, and The New Quarterly. New non-fiction appears in Door=Jar and Issue 1.2 of The Violet Hour Magazine, and new poetry in the spring 2017 issue of Pushing Out the Boat. Her first non-fiction book Beyond Mile Zero, a collaboration with photographer Mark Kelly which explores the vanishing Alaska Highway lodge community was published in April 2017 by Lost Moose, an imprint of Harbour Publishing.
Lily is a regular contributor to the “Endnotes” review section of Geist magazine. Throughout her career in publishing she worked as a self-employed editor and designer, as well as in different roles for several magazines, including the Malahat Review, the Georgia Strait, Geist, and Arcticamag.ca. She was the founding editor of Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine and of the now-defunct circumpolar art and culture magazine Arcticamag.ca.
Lily’s film and TV projects in development include a feature-length screenplay co-written with K. G. Green and two TV series co-written with Tonya Mallet. Lily’s fiction is represented by Kris Rothstein with the Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency.