Posted on March 30, 2020
Fredericton (NB) March 26, 2020 - The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick have announced the shortlisted titles for the fifth annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The program celebrates books published in the 2019 calendar year and in three categories: poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The competition is open to traditionally published and self-published authors. The awards presentation ceremony, originally planned for May 23 in Fredericton, has been postponed due to COVID-19.
Posted on March 25, 2020
Joelle Tymchuk shares her visceral response to reading Christina Dalcher’s Vox. Tymchuk’s story “Last Born” appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 280 (Summer 2019).
Posted on March 19, 2020
Best Canadian Stories 2019
Edited by Caroline Adderson
Reviewed by Megan Kuklis:
"If a person had nothing but this collection of stories from which to judge the state of fiction in Canada, they would come away believing that Canadians are delightfully chaotic and completely insane...."
Posted on January 9, 2020
Emily Bossé won the 2019 Short Fiction Contest for her story, "The Most Beautiful Woman in New Brunswick: Coming to a Field Near You," that will appear in The Fiddlehead no. 282 (Winter 2020). Editorial Assistant William Bonfiglio conducted the following interview with Emily Bossé about narrative, voice, and omissions.
Posted on November 26, 2019
The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce the finalists of our 2019 Short Fiction Contest, judged by Carleigh Baker!
Posted on August 16, 2019
by Megan Kuklis
A review of Melissa Barbeau's The Luminous Sea (Breakwater Books, 2018)
Posted on July 25, 2019
Marcia Walker recommends reading American novelist, playwright, and activist James Baldwin. Read Marcia's story "Mating Imperatives" in The Fiddlehead's upcoming Summer Fiction 2019 issue (No. 280)!
Posted on July 18, 2019
Jill M. Talbot recommends reading works by New Zealand writer Janet Frame. Jill M. Talbot's essay "Checkmate" appeared in The Fiddlehead No. 277 (Autumn 2018), our all creative nonfiction issue.
Posted on June 18, 2019
My Name is Bridge (an excerpt)
Mother told me my grandmother has lost her mind. She stood in the moonshine for too long and wandered up into the ocean of stars so deep it was hard for her to find her way back. She was swallowed whole by the myths of the past one night, and never could be retrieved. “Kharafet,” my mother said, “she lives in the land of fables now.”
Posted on May 28, 2019
By Megan Kuklis
A Review of Darusha Wehm's The Home for Wayward Parrots (NeWest Press, 2018)
The Home for Wayward Parrots by Darusha Wehm is a charming novel that centres on the complicated lives of its many sweet characters. Exceptionally readable, the novel flows through the past and present of Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s life with such care that readers will not be able to put it down. This novel should be devoured in a single sitting.