Stories in the Language of the Fist by Anuja Varghese
At the Starbucks across from the Four Seasons Centre, Farrah waited for her grande non-fat chai tea latte. Her phone buzzed in her bag and she pulled it out. A text from Melissa: u still there? grab me a flat white!
Salma Hussain writes prose and poetry for children and adults. She grew up in the UAE to parents from Pakistan, and moved to Canada as a teenager. Her debut novel for kids and kids-at-heart, The Secret Diary Of Mona Hasan is forthcoming in May 2022 by Tundra/Penguin Random House. Follow: @salmahwrites.
Salma's story "Scribe" will be featured in the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!
We're proud to say that the BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue will be the first Fiddlehead issue of 2022. It is available for pre-order now and will be in the mail by the end of January. Don't miss your chance to reserve your copy today!
Ivan Sullivan is a Chemistry Lecturer living and working in Sligo, on the west coast of Ireland. He has written two comedy novels, both as of yet unpublished, and is currently working towards a collection of short stories. His story "Black Ice" is featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Patrick Grace is a queer writer in Vancouver, where he works as the managing editor of Plenitude Magazine. In 2020, his poem "A Violence" won The Malahat Review's Open Season Award for poetry. His poems are featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead and new work is forthcoming in Prairie Fire and EVENT.
Wish You Were Here by Susan Olding
Melanie Bell holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in Cicada, Contrary Magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the co-author of a nonfiction book, The Modern Enneagram, and her short story collection Dream Signs is forthcoming from Lost Fox Publishing. Her story A Limit to Growth was featured in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead.
Back of the road a ways
Brighten the Corner Where You Are, Carol Bruneau. Vagrant Press, 2020.
Sometimes a gifted writer can convey a character by getting an absolute sense of that character’s voice. It is a peculiar kind of ventriloquism, some kind of almost hypnotic union, and when it works it is absolutely brilliant, as it is in Brighten the Corner Where You Are, by Carol Bruneau.
Ann DeVilbiss has had work in BOAAT Journal, Gertrude, The Maine Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere, with work forthcoming in PANK Magazine. Her chapbook, When the Wolves Stay Quiet, is available from dancing girl press, and she lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. Find more of her at anndevilbiss.com. Don't forget to look for Ann's poem Gut Feeling in the upcoming Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead!