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Current Issue: No. 298

Congratulations to Creative Nonfiction Contest Winner Anne Marie Todkill!

We're excited to announce that Anne Marie Todkill is the winner of our 2023 Creative Nonfiction Contest and $2000 prize! Her essay "Storm Damage" is featured in the upcoming autumn issue of The Fiddlehead (no.297).

Anne Marie Todkill’s story “The Makeweight Piece” won The Fiddlehead’s 2021 fiction contest and appeared in issue no. 291. Her book of poetry, Orion Sweeping (Brick Books), was shortlisted for the 2023 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. “Storm Damage” is from a collection of essays in progress.

Stop! Look! Listen! Simon Brown’s Reading Recommendation

When I read Lisa Jarnot, it makes me want to write. So, given my frequent creative slumps, I keep Lisa’s collections close to my writing desk. I love all of them, but Ring of Fire is perhaps my favourite. It’s the kind of book you can either open up anywhere and plunge into for two minutes, or let yourself become engrossed, and reread the whole thing.


As editor of The Fiddlehead, I apologize for the insensitive and ignorant review of Emily Riddle’s The Big Melt that appeared on our website.  It should never have been published and we have removed it. The Fiddlehead has contributed to exactly the kind of colonial destructiveness that we should be working against. We should be supporting healing and resistance, not perpetuating racism and pain.   


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