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Congratulations to Fiction Contest Winner Anne Marie Todkill!

We're excited to announce that Anne Marie Todkill is the winner of our 2021 Fiction Contest and $2000 prize! Her story The Makeweight Piece is featured in our Spring issue no. 291, which is available for pre-order now! 

Anne Marie Todkill has published poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction in various Canadian literary magazines. Her winning entry in The Malahat Review 2016 Novella Contest was anthologized in Best Canadian Stories 2017. Her first poetry collection, Orion Sweeping (Brick Books), will appear this spring.

Thank you to all who entered the fiction contest and congratulations to the fifteen finalists. And thanks again to our judge Yasuko Thanh!

Carmina Ravanera's Reading Recommendation

Carmina Ravanera is a writer and researcher of Filipino and Indian descent. Her fiction has been published in Room and her articles have appeared in several publications including Policy Options and Corporate Knights. Carmina has lived in both London, Ontario and London, UK, and now resides in Toronto. 

Carmina's story "Beach Day" was featured in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. To read the story and more order your copy today!

Linda Trinh’s Listening Recommendation

Linda Trinh is a Vietnamese Canadian author who writes nonfiction and fiction for adults and children. She explores identity, cultural background, and spirituality. Her work has appeared in anthologies and literary magazines, including The Fiddlehead's BIPOC Solidarities issue, and has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards. She lives in Winnipeg / Treaty 1. Twitter: @LindaYTrinh  

Joylyn Chai's Reading & Documentary Recommendations

Joylyn Chai is a Chinese-Jamaican Canadian educator, artist, and writer. Joylyn teaches English to new immigrants and refugees in Toronto. Her work has appeared in RigorousThin Air Magazine, and is forthcoming in This Magazine. Her creative nonfiction essay "It’s No Big Deal. Not Really." appeared in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead

Kirti Bhadresa's Reading Recommendation

Kirti Bhadresa is a settler living in Calgary/ Moh’kinsstis on Treaty 7 territory. She has been recently published in the Quarantine Review, Short Edition’s 300+ short story dispensers, and Thin Air Magazine. In 2021, Kirti graduated from Own Voices Alberta, a mentorship program for emerging writers. Kirti's story "Daksha Takes the Cake" is featured in the new BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. www.beingkirti.com 

Monica Nathan’s Reading Recommendation

Monica Nathan is a Pushcart-nominated writer whose work has appeared in Barren Magazine, Kros Magazine, and The Feathertale Review. She is a Contributing Editor at Barren Magazine, and spends her time working on a collection of short stories and writing articles in marketing and tech. She lives in Toronto and calls her husband and two kids home. Monica's creative nonfiction essay "Things I Won’t Be Remembered For" is featured in the new BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead.

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