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Mahaila Smith

Author Mahaila Smith sitting on a bench

Mahaila Smith (any pronouns) is a young femme writer living and working on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg in Ottawa, Ontario. They are co-editor for The Sprawl Magazine ( They like learning theory and writing spec poetry. Their debut chapbook, Claw Machine, was published by Anstruther Press in 2020. You can find more of their work on their website:

Radon Works


Mahaila explains creating a cyber-feminist speculative space magazine, their debut poetry chapbook with Anstruther Press, and exciting literary theories.

July 27, 2023

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