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 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 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 July 10, 2020
One of the most eye-opening experiences I've had recently as a reader is the ability to share my books with my daughter.
Posted on May 1, 2020
Is there anyone else out there who loves a big, thick, old-fashioned novel that is written with such sparkle and fluidity that you dive right in and only come up for air at three am when your vision shuts down and your bed has become a raft on the ocean of that new world? A.S. Byatt’s Possession is one such book for me.
Posted on April 16, 2020
Congratulations to all the Fiddlehead authors and friends whose work has been shortlisted for 2020 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, both administered by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta to recognize the best literary works created or published in 2019 by Alberta and Edmonton authors.
Posted on April 14, 2020
Cynthia Flood shares her reading recommendations. Flood's story “They Took Her Out” appeared in The Fiddlehead no. 280 (Summer 2019).
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...."