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, and Up Here. Her 2018 silver IPPY travel essay award-winning non-fiction book Beyond Mile Zero is a collaboration with photographer Mark Kelly that explores the vanishing Alaska Highway lodge community and 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, 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.