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The Fiddlehead acknowledges that the land on which it is housed is the traditional unceded territory of Wəlastəkewiyik. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship which the Wəlastəkewiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Wəlastəkewiyik, Mi’kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
EditorSue Sinclair
Associate Editor: Ross Leckie
Managing Editor: Ian LeTourneau
Advisory Editors: Billy-Ray Belcourt, Jo-Anne Elder, Soraya Peerbaye, Shane Rhodes, Shannon Webb-Campbell, David Huebert
Creative Nonfiction Editor: Rowan McCandless
Fiction Editors: Gerard BeirneSaleema Nawaz, Mark Anthony Jarman
Poetry Editors: Phillip CrymbleChuqiao Yang
Editors Emeriti: Bill Gaston, Robert Gibbs, Don McKay, Jan Zwicky
Book Reviews: Christine Wu
Administrative Assistant: Grace R. Taylor
Design and Layout: Erin Russell
Cover Design: Ian LeTourneau
Marketing and Promotions: Erin Russell
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About Us

The Fiddlehead was first established in 1945. What began as a mimeographed 8-page journal stapled together by Alfred Bailey is now a veritable institution of literary culture in Canada. For over 70 years, The Fiddlehead has continually upheld its mandate to publish accomplished poetry, short fiction, and Canadian literature reviews; to discover and promote new writing talent; to represent the Atlantic region's lively cultural and literary diversity; and to place the best of new and established Canadian writing in an international context. 

We began, and we remain, a regional magazine with a national and international reputation. Although we appreciate diversity and innovation in writing, the work we publish is also consistent in quality. We are committed to exposing readers to the latest work produced by reputable and emerging authors. To quote John Metcalf, “The Fiddlehead was, and is, an essential part of Canada’s literary life. Its editors have always taken seriously their responsibility to seek out and encourage new young writers and give them a hearing in the company of their elders.” 

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