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Salma Hussain's Reading & Music Recommendations

Salma Hussain writes prose and poetry for children and adults. She grew up in the UAE to parents from Pakistan, and moved to Canada as a teenager. Her debut novel for kids and kids-at-heart, The Secret Diary Of Mona Hasan is forthcoming in May 2022 by Tundra/Penguin Random House. Follow: @salmahwrites. 

Salma's story "Scribe" will be featured in the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!

Karen Hueler's Reading Recommendation:

Karen Heuler’s stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has published four novels, four collections, and a novella, and has won an O. Henry award, and been a finalist for many others. Read her nonfiction essay "My Own Special Allergy" in the new Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead!

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!

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