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Congratulations to Creative Nonfiction Contest Winner K Ho!

We're excited to announce that K Ho is the winner of our 2021 Creative Nonfiction Contest and $2000 prize! Their essay Dispatches will be featured in our upcoming Autumn issue, no. 289.

K Ho is a writer and photographer based in unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver BC). Their work has been published in several journals and is forthcoming in Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing. They are completing their MFA in creative writing.

Thank you to all who entered the creative nonfiction contest and congratulations to the fifteen finalists. And thanks again to our judge Chelene Knight!

Excerpt from "Dispatches" by K Ho

Dispatches by K Ho, 2021 Creative Nonfiction Contest Winner

Excerpt


Every morning before my online creative writing workshop, I take a black handheld device, about four inches long and one inch wide, and line it up next to my laptop. It looks like an old-school cellphone, not unlike an early-aughts Nokia mobile on which many eager hands played Snake. The device has a red button and a mouthpiece of scattered dots for soundwaves to slide through. I press record and wait for class to begin.

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!

Nadja Lubiw-Hazard’s Reading Recommendation:

Nadja Lubiw-Hazard is a writer and a veterinarian. She is the author of the novel The Nap-Away Motel. Her work has appeared in The New Quarterly, Room, Canthius, The Dalhousie Review, Understorey, and elsewhere. Nadja lives in Toronto with her wife, their two daughters, a black pug, and an old orange tabby cat. Her story A Good Dog is featured in the new Summer Fiction issue. Order your copy of the issue today! 

Matthew Hooton's Reading Recommendations

Matthew Hooton is the author of the novels Deloume Road and Typhoon Kingdom, and has written fiction and non-fiction for a number of venues internationally. He teaches at the University of Adelaide, where his research ranges from Korean history through Jim Henson's Muppets and the stunts of Evel Knievel. His story Nine Endings was published in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy of the issue today!

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.

BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue - Call For Submissions!

Submissions are now open for our BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue! What conversations would you have in a room filled with fellow BIPOC writers? What stories would you write for one another that you have held back from publishing in a pervasively white literary industry? The Fiddlehead invites submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and cross-genre innovations by racialized writers residing in the area known as Canada (citizenship not required). This includes writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and racialized writers who wish to push back against the BIPOC acronym.

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