Welcome.

Mouse and Minnow is a small celebration of animals, channeled through original art, photography, poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction.

It’s a don’t-you-just-love? letter, written for people who are captivated by all our fellow creatures. It’s for the people who spend childhood covered in snails or bringing home stray cats or reading every animal book they can get their hands on, and who try to spend adulthood in much the same way.

(But it’s not just about small animals)

The celebration is small, as in, the newsletter is short, but the animals could be any size. They could also be any kind, so be prepared to hear as much about jellyfish and jumping spiders as jaguars and Jack Russell terriers.

Would You Like to Join Us?

Signing up for this free newsletter means that on some Sunday mornings you’ll get a little reminder in your inbox that animals are awesome. Not that most people who subscribe to Mouse and Minnow will actually need to be reminded of that. But the newsletter is a nice excuse to pause for a moment and really reflect on that awesomeness.

You can also use the comment section here on the website to share your own love of animals with the rest of the Mouse and Minnow community.

About that “Us”

Mouse and Minnow is brought to you by a couple of critter-loving Canadians. My name is Marilyn, and I’ll be doing most of the writing and the general newsletter management. You can learn about my stage plays, stories, and poems for all ages at my home on the web, Marilyn Anne Campbell. Many issues will also feature art from my partner in life and shenanigans, Steve Alguire.

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