Posted on December 7, 2022
The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce the finalists of our 2022 Fiction Contest, judged by Chris Benjamin ! The winner of the $2000 contest prize will be announced on January 5 2023 and the winning story will appear in the Winter 2023 issue (294). Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the finalists!
Posted on November 18, 2022
Jamie Kitts’ Interview with Autumn Issue (no. 293) Contributor Spencer Knight
Content Warning: This interview references suicide.
Posted on October 26, 2022
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.
Posted on October 12, 2022
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
Posted on September 22, 2022
Intern Brigitte Robichaud's interview with Acadian Currah about her essay "Femme Fatales and The Lavender Menace” from the summer creative nonfiction issue.
Acacadia Currah (she/they) is an essayist and poet residing in Vancouver, BC. Their work explores her relationship with gender, sexuality, and religion. She is a leather-jacket-latte-toting lesbian, her work seeks to reach those who most need to hear it. Their work has appeared in The Spotlong Review and Defunkt Magazine.
Posted on June 30, 2022
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.
Posted on June 28, 2022
Invisible Walls: A Decentred Hermit Crab Sticky Note Narrative by Shirley Harshenin
Posted on June 27, 2022
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.
Posted on June 16, 2022
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!
Posted on April 21, 2022
The delicate interplay between past and present, what we carry with us, what we leave behind, and what others take from us is rendered in pitch-perfect prose in “The Makeweight Piece.” This story is set during a distant war in which the starving and the dying cling to art as prayer. As worship. As a way to define who they once were. So much heart is packed between the lines of a story whose tone is at once tightly focused and expansive that my own heart staggers and cracks open. As a reader I’m dying to be touched and amazed.