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"11/11/19" An Excerpt From Sam Cheuk's Poetry Selection

11/11/19 by Sam Cheuk


Necessity is the mother of invention
but the city is running out of material.
Tho the young keep impressing,
behind a secret of umbrellas
the frontline dreams a catapult
from scaffold of bamboo stalks.

A friend, when in Romania, gushed on
about pep rallies students held
to sever blood debt, same two words
scrawled across the walls here,
minus the romance among
the Montagues & Capulets.

Interview with Melanie Bell by Adrien Beaman

Melanie Bell holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in Cicada, Contrary Magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the co-author of a nonfiction book, The Modern Enneagram, and her short story collection Dream Signs is forthcoming from Lost Fox Publishing. Her story A Limit to Growth was featured in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. 

2021 Creative Nonfiction Contest Shortlist Announced!

The Fiddlehead is excited to announce the finalists of our 2021 Creative Nonfiction Contest, judged by Chelene Knight! The winner of the $2000 contest prize will be announced on October 1 and the winning essay will appear in the Autumn 2021 issue (289). Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following fifteen finalists!

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Rowan McCandless

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Shannon Webb-Campbell

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Rebecca Salazar

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

Rebecca Salazar - BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue Editor:

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Saleema Nawaz

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

The Long and the Short of It: A Review by Richard Kelly Kemick of Keath Fraser's "Charity"

The Long and the Short of It

Charity, Keath Fraser. Biblioasis, 2021.

 

There must be a term — something Latin and ornate — for the evolutionary process of when a species of such primacy devours its habitat until everywhere it looks it sees only itself. Whatever this word is, the novel has done exactly that in the literary landscape. The novel’s conquering of the bookshelves is so total that the bookstore’s only other surviving genres seem to be Disaster Nonfiction, Retired Hockey Player Memoir, and Scented Candle.

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