Emily Bossé won the 2019 Short Fiction Contest for her story, "The Most Beautiful Woman in New Brunswick: Coming to a Field Near You," that will appear in The Fiddlehead no. 282 (Winter 2020). Editorial Assistant William Bonfiglio conducted the following interview with Emily Bossé about narrative, voice, and omissions.
Craft NB is calling for craft made in or about Atlantic Canada. The 2020 theme for their biennial exhibition is Atlantic Vernacular. Atlantic Vernacular presents a rare opportunity participate in a high-calibre travelling exhibition that seeks to define what contemporary craft means here.
The deadline is March 13, 2020, and you can find submission guidleines and more information here.
Chris Benjamin discusses the impact of reading Isabelle Knockwood's Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi’kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. Chris Benjamin's story "Arsonists" appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 279 (Spring 2019).
Take a look at Matthew Gwathmey's Semantic Map on Beauty inspired by an Anne Compton essay. Matthew Gwathmey's poetry appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 279 (Spring 2019).
I was seven or eight years old when I learned the story of Akedat Yitzchak. It appears in Genesis 22, where God instructs Abraham to take his son Isaac up a mountain and make of him a burnt offering. Abraham complies, or seems to, binding Isaac to an alter and preparing to slit his throat. An angel materializes and tells Abraham, “Don’t do it! You passed the test. God knows that you believe in Him.” Then a ram appears, and Abraham releases Isaac, sacrifices the ram, and down the mountain go father and son.
Introduction: Sue Sinclair
Creative Nonfiction: Dafna Izenberg, Madeline Sonik, and Barrett Bowlin
Fiction: Marléne Zadig, Florence MacDonald, and Tamas Dobozy
Poetry: Georgette LeBlanc, Anouk H. Henri, Ken Babstock, Roxanna Bennett, Maheen Hyder, Heather Christle, Nisa Malli, George Bowering, Gordon Lonethunder, Cara Waterfall, Carolyn Oliver, Alexei Perry Cox, Koby L. Omansky, Corey Ginsberg, Jenny Boychuk, Nancy Kang, Christina Shah, and John Elizabeth Stintzi