Posted on April 6, 2021
We're excited to announce that Emma Miao, a poet from Vancouver, BC, is the winner of the 2020 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize! Her poem “Rabbits on the Balcony” will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead. Born in 2004, she was commended in the 2019 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, won the 2021 Frog Hollow Press Chapbook Contest, and has been published in numerous literary journals. Check out editorial assistant Eliza Ives' interview with Emma about her prize-winning poem!
Thank you again to our judges Canisia Lubrin, Jenna Albert and Adèle Barclay and to all who entered the poetry contest!
Posted on March 12, 2021
The Fiddlehead is excited to announce our 2021 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest shortlist! The contest was judged by Jenna Lyn Albert, Adèle Barclay, and Canisia Lubrin. The winner of the $2000 contest prize will be announced in early April 2021 and the winning story will be featured in the Spring 2021 issue. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following fifteen finalists!
Posted on November 16, 2020
The Fiddlehead is excited to announce our 2020 Fiction Contest shortlist, judged by Shashi Bhat. The winner of the $2000 contest prize will be announced in early January 2021 and the winning story will be featured in the Winter 2021 issue. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following fifteen finalists!
Posted on November 10, 2020
We're so excited to announce the launch of Arrivals and Departures: Objects | Food | Memories, the second in the Arrivals & Departures chapbook series! Arrivals and Departures emerges from two Fiddlehead-sponsored "Writing for Newcomers" workshops. The Fredericton workshop, Eat, Drink, Write, took place at the Multicultural Centre on November 2, 2019, and was facilitated by Salar Ghatta. The Halifax workshop, Arrivals and Departures: Objects, Memories and Transitions, was at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, on August 2, 2019. It was facilitated by Anthazia Kadir.
Posted on October 2, 2020
It's time for the 17th annual Poetry Weekend! The first of several online events will be taking place online on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 Atlantic time (5:30 Eastern).
Click Read More for the details!
Posted on October 1, 2020
The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce that Morgan Charles is the winner of our 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest and $2000 prize! Morgan's story Plagued will be featured in our upcoming Fall issue no. 285.
Thank you to all who entered the creative nonfiction contest and congratulations to the fourteen finalists. And thanks again to our judge Ariel Gordon!
Posted on September 2, 2020
The Fiddlehead is excited to announce the finalists of our 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest, judged by Ariel Gordon. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the fourteen finalists! The winner of the contest will be announced on October 1.
Posted on August 14, 2020
We were thrilled to hear that Fiddlehead contributor David Huebert's short fiction story Chemical Valley was selected for this year's Journey Prize longlist! Congratulations David! And congratulations to all of the other longlisted authors. Thank you to the judges, the Writers' Trust, and M&S!
To read more about the 13 longlisted Canadian authors, check out the CBC article here!
Posted on August 6, 2020
Over the final months of 2020 we will be hosting a series of free online readings featuring the writers whose work appears in the 75th anniversary issue. The series will highlight writers from accross the country as we move from east to west. Click "Read More" for details on how to register!
Posted on January 27, 2020
Come out to the Tipsy Muse Café on February 2, 2020 for a special FROSTival version of Odd Sundays featuring The Fiddlehead.
Odd Sundays is Fredericton’s longest-running, semi-monthly, perpetually-hyphenated, poetry-and-more reading series!