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No. 286 (Winter 2021)

The Winter 2021 issue is packed with outstanding poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction! The issue features a memorial tribute to Don Domanski, as well as Rubens' Salmon by Elise Thorburn, the winning story from our 2020 Fiction Contest.

Congratulations to Fiction Contest Winner Elise Thorburn!

We're excited to announce that Elise Thorburn is the winner of our 2020 Fiction Contest and $2000 prize! Her story Rubens' Salmon is featured in our Winter issue no. 286, which is available now! 

Elise Thorburn has a Ph.D. in media and technology studies. She has published in academic journals, and wrote, co-produced and hosted a podcast on the history of electronic monitoring. She is an avid reader, a medical student and a prison abolitionist. This is her first published work of fiction.

Thank you to all who entered the fiction contest and congratulations to the fourteen finalists. And thanks again to our judge Shashi Bhat!

Remembering Marvin Bell

"I often asked famous writers for addresses with the hope of obtaining work for The Fiddlehead; almost no one ever responded to my emails later, but Marvin replied with genuine enthusiasm, and so began a longtime relationship with the magazine."

Retired Editor Ross Leckie remembers Marvin Bell. 

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