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Kate Cayley has written two short story collections, two collections of poetry, and a number of plays. She is a frequent writing collaborator with immersive company Zuppa Theatre. Her third poetry collection, Lent, is forthcoming from Book*hug in 2023. Kate's poetry is featured in the upcoming winter issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!
Shirley Harshenin writes from her home in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. She believes in angels, caffeine, and the human spirit’s extraordinary resilience. Her work has been published in Room Magazine, Contrary Magazine, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Entropy: Woven, Nailed, Crack the Spine, The Nasiona, and others. Her "Invisible Walls: A Decentred Hermit Crab Sticky Note Narrative" was published in the 2022 creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. www.shirleyharshenin.ca
Ellen McGinn lives on Saturna Island with her husband and their dog. A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s MFA programme, she has published a book of poetry, From Dark Horse Road and her essay "Tabernacle" was published in the 2022 creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Her plays were produced in the Vancouver and Victoria fringe festivals. Her current play, Antarctica Welcomes International Women’s Year 1975 is in its third draft. One of her favourite things was volunteering with Students On Ice.
Corinna Chong’s novel, Belinda’s Rings, was published by NeWest Press in 2013, and her stories have most recently appeared in Grain and Riddle Fence. Her story "Love Cream Heat" is featured in the new autumn issue of The Fiddlehead. She won the 2021 CBC Short Story Prize for “Kids in Kindergarten.” She lives in Kelowna and teaches at Okanagan College
Joe Enns is a writer, painter, and fisheries biologist on Vancouver Island. His works have appeared in Portal Magazine and The Link, and short-listed for FreeFall’s 2020 Prose and Poetry Contest. His poetry is featured in the new autumn issue of The Fiddlehead. Joe has a BSc in Ecological Restoration and is finishing a BA in Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University.
Johnathan Fahey is a writer from Moncton, NB living in Toronto. His work has previously appeared in Geist and subTerrain. His story "AceDougieFlexProductions" is featured in the new autumn issue of The Fiddlehead.
Tanis MacDonald is the author of six books, including the forthcoming Straggle: Adventures in Walking While Female (Wolsak & Wynn). She has been awarded the Open Seasons Awards for Nonfiction and the Bliss Carman Prize for Poetry, and has had work appear recently in Atlantis, FreeFall, and Grain. Her essay "Ricochet: An Arcade" was featured in the all-creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead.
Fiona Tinwei Lam is the author of three poetry books and a children’s book. Her poetry and prose also appear in over 40 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020). She has coedited two nonfiction anthologies. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally. fionalam.net.
Ellis Scott lives in Canada. His work has been published in The Iowa Review, Yolk, Into the Void, and Hair Trigger, among others. His first story, "Levies," was nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. His story "Nemea" is featured in the all creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead.