Zoe Shaw is a writer and editor based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. She has worked in communications and administration for nonprofits, publishers, and academic departments. She has a poetry manuscript in progress.



Zoe has been Managing Editor at carte blanche literary magazine since 2019. She has previously been Managing Editor at Scrivener Creative Review and a member of the editorial collective at The Veg Magazine. She currently works full-time as a Quality Assurance Editor.

She has followed courses as part of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Publishing program, including “Digital Publishing and Production” and “Copy and Stylistic Editing.”

Arts Administration

Zoe has previously worked in communications and administration at the Thomas More Institute, the Montreal International Poetry Prize, Poetry Matters, and Véhicule Press. She has special interests in policy and procedure development, specifically toward the goals of transparency and anti-harassment measures.

She is a member of the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the English Language Arts Network.


Zoe holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English from McGill University. She has presented award-winning sections of her SSHRC-funded thesis, Memorializing Women: Imagining the Sapphic Monument in British Romantic Poetry, at academic conferences including the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

She has designed and led accredited university-level discussion courses at the Thomas More Institute, including “The Year Without a Summer: The Environments of British Romanticism.”

Book Reviews

Changing Tides

Published in the Montreal Review of Books

The Absence of Zero by R. Kolewe

Published in the The Miramichi Reader

I Am the Big Heart by Sarah Venart

Published in The Miramichi Reader

Contact Zoe