Mazzy Sleep

I started writing in July 2020 when I was eight years old. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury sparked something in me, and since then I have been writing every day. I’ve completed a novel, two feature screenplays, and hundreds of short stories and poems. Some of my other favorite writers are Haruki Murakami, Louise Glück, Daphne du Maurier, Sara Teasdale, Leonora Carrington, W. Somerset Maugham, and Kelly Link.

“At the tender age of 11, Toronto artist Mazzy Sleep will soon be immortalized on the moon.” – The Toronto Star



The Margins (Asian American Writers’ Workshop)

The Colors Between White Lines” | May 2023

“Flash fiction by perhaps our youngest Margins contributor”

Defunct Magazine

Defunct Magazine

After the Fire” | Issue 10, Spring 2022

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Maudlin House

The Night Nobody Moved” | May 2022

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Barren Magazine

Game of Charades” | Issue 21, Fall 2022

Jellyfish Review

Another Person” | One line only. Maybe two, May 2022



The Minnesota Review

The Minnesota Review

“Dawn” | Print, Issue 101, Fall 2023

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LEON Literary Review

“ghost” | Online, Fall 2023

Meniscus Literary Journal

Meniscus (Australasian Association of Writing Programs)

“curve of vivid blue light” | Online, Volume 11, Issue 2, October 2023

Door Is A Jar Literary Magazine

Door Is A Jar Magazine

Five poems | Print, Issue 29, Winter 2023

  • “Only Dizzy When You Stop”
  • “can’t believe this”
  • “Castaway”
  • “The Sun”
  • “We Dance Around the Scream”


Lunar Codex

Lunar Codex

ringed winged” | Special commission for time capsules to the moon
Featured in CNN, Toronto Star, The Times and 980 CKNW Vancouver

  • The Νουα Collection – Lunar Southern Hemisphere, November 2023
    SpaceX Launch Platform / NASA CLPS-X Mission Lander
  • The Polaris Collection – Lunar South Pole, November 2024
    SpaceX Falcon Heavy / Astrobotic Griffin Lander + NASA VIPER Rover

“Mazzy is the youngest poet curated into the Lunar Codex.”
Founder Samuel Peralta


Darling” | Vol. 21 No. 3, Spring 2023


Heart Medicine” | Print, Issue 122, December 2022

Notable Poem in Best Canadian Poetry 2024 anthology

Potomac Review Issue 73 Fall 2023

Potomac Review

“Lost” | Print, Issue 73, Fall 2023

White Wall Review

White Wall Review

Four poems | May 2023

2022 RYPA cover

2022 Rattle Young Poets Anthology

The City” + audio | Print, June 2022

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Passengers Journal

February” + audio | Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2022
Featured on Passengers Journal Poetrycast, January 2023

“It fully illustrates Mazzy’s ability to intuitively tap into the darkness and the more oppressive themes… it’s like goth Mary Oliver in a sense.”
– Poetry Editor Andreea Ceplinschi

Queen's Quarterly Fall 2022 issue

Queen’s Quarterly

The Forest” | Print, Volume 129, Fall 2022

Queen's Quarterly Summer 2022 issue

Queen’s Quarterly

Mercy’s Sunset” | Print, Volume 129, Summer 2022

Queen's Quarterly Spring 2022 issue

Queen’s Quarterly

Literals” | Print, Volume 129, Spring 2022

Queen's Quarterly Winter 2021 issue

Queen’s Quarterly

Crown of Vespers” | Print, Volume 128, Winter 2021

“Mazzy is the youngest poet ever published by Queen’s Quarterly, which has been in business for more than 100 years.”
Literary Editor Joan Harcourt

The Broken Plate Spring 2022 issue

The Broken Plate

Memorial” | Print, Spring 2022

Hawai’i Pacific Review

Hawaiʻi Pacific Review

Sunblow” | September 2021

Lunch Ticket

Never Mercy” | Amuse-Bouche, November 2021


Best Canadian Poetry 2024 | Edited by Bardia Sinaee

Notable Poem for “Heart Medicine” in Geist 122

Forest Poets

2021 Waltham Forest Poetry Competition

Cottage Grove” | Young Poets (under 18)
Commended by Joelle Taylor, winner of the 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry

Bournemouth Young Writers Prize 2022

Bournemouth Young Writers Prize Anthology

“Through Others’ Eyes” | Print, Fall 2022

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League of Canadian Poets

Associate Member


Iowa Young Writers’ Studio

Crafting Engaging Narratives with Suzette Sheft | Summer 2023

House of Anansi

House of Anansi

Creative Writing Workshop with Eva Crocker | September 2023