We're excited to announce that Jenny Hwang is the winner of our 2022 Creative Nonfiction Contest and $2000 prize! Her essay Silkworms is featured in the new Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead (no.293).
Jenny Hwang is a Korean-Canadian writer and mother. She has previously worked as an immigration lawyer and in refugee resettlement with Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees program. She lives with her family in Mississauga, Ontario
Nemea by Eliis Scott
I smelled fryer oil and my rank shoes. Hunched over in a scarlet shell seat at a Wimpy in South Kensington, I averted my eyes from the manager and nursed a small orange crush in a waxed cup, feeling the glares of casual disgust from the diners in the far corner. Hooked on Classics blared from the ceiling speaker.
Invisible Walls: A Decentred Hermit Crab Sticky Note Narrative by Shirley Harshenin
Tabarnacle by Ellen McGinn
On the day, there is a darkness, raven black, on the far edge of the ocean, a soft settled line breaks the sky from the sea and the sea from the sky. Both summer blue, like twins.
Do not start with darkness. Consider blackberry picking this afternoon. Consider a pie. The wasps going insane.
Australia is on fire.
This year's highly anticipated Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead is now available for pre-order!
The issue, edited by Rowan McCandless, is dedicated to Creative Nonfiction and features exceptional work from authors such as Fiona Tinwei Lam, Megan Cole, Sena Moon, Tanis MacDonald, Isabella Wang and many more!
Pre-orders will be in the mail by the end of July. Don't miss your chance to reserve a copy today!
As an added bonus, we asked Judy LeBlanc for her best piece of writing advice:
The Fiddlehead's 2022 Creative Nonfiction contest is now open and we're excited to announce that Lindsay Wong will be judging this year's submissions!