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Announcing the Winners of the New Brunswick Book Awards!

The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick are pleased to announce the winners of the third annual New Brunswick Book Awards, which were handed out at an awards presentation at the Lily Lake Pavilion in Saint John on Friday, June 8. A total of 36 total submissions were received. Congratulations to all the nominees, and thanks again to the judges: Angie Abdou, Sheree Fitch, Susan Gillis, and Andrew Westoll!

The winners, who each received $500 prizes, are as follows:

Catherine Seton's Reading Recommendations

Look for poems from Catherine Seton in our upcoming Summer 2018 Poetry Issue!

Three books of reference are my secret sauce: Jerome Irving Rodale’s The Synonym Finder, 1978; from the Editors of Reader’s Digest, Reader’s Digest Illustrated Reverse Dictionary: Find the Words at the Tip of Your Tongue, 1990; and Theodore M. Bernstein’s Bernstein’s Reverse Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1988. All are available at online used book sites.

For sheer musical delight, I turn to the joyful word-play of Atsuro Riley’s Romey’s Order.

Stretching the Snowy Pages Toward May Flowers

By Ross Leckie. Editor

Editorial 275: Spring Contest 

How can you not love Sweden? They have such simultaneous precision and poetic fog. Spring is defined as the first time the average daytime temperature rises above 0 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days. So spring arrives all over Sweden on different days! Oh Canada. Is it our lot to call spring March, April and May? Surely we can join the CBC rebellion: “But in parts of Canada, spring doesn’t start until April, or even May!”

Two Fiddlehead Contributors Nominated for National Magazine Awards!

Congratulations to all the nominees for this year's National Magazine Awards, but especially to two Fiddlehead contributors Tammy Armstrong and Dominique Bernier-Cormier for being finalists in the Poetry category! Congrats also to our Creative Nonfiction editor Alicia Elliott as well for her nomination in the Essays category for "On Seeing and Being Seen: Writing with Empathy."

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