Our creative nonfiction issue editor Alicia Elliott has put together an amazing issue.
Contributors include: R.L. Aseret, Tara Campbell, Mary Chen, Šari Dale, Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Tyler Dunning, Gila Green, Nicholas Herring, Mikka Jacobsen, Jeanie Keogh, Ania Mroczek, Dominik Parisien, David Rock, Erin Soros, Jill M. Talbot, Arielle Twist, Charmaine Ward, and Angela Wright.
Interview by Emily Skov-Nielsen, Marketing and Promotions for The Fiddlehead. Alicia Elliott will be in Fredericton on August 25 to give a workshop "Digging Deep: How to Get the Most Out of Your Creative Nonfiction" from 10-12 at the Fredericton public LIbrary and to give a reading later that evening at 7pm, also at the Fredericton Public LIbrary. For more information, visit the Facebook event here or scroll down to see the poster.
We are extending the deadline for submitting to our Creative Nonfiction issue. The response so far has been outstanding; however, that means we are about to reach our monthly Submittable submission limit! To be fair to writers working away on pieces that they intended to submit before the March 31 deadline, we have decided to extend the deadline until midnight on April 4.
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The New Brunswick Book Awards ceremony was held at Memorial Hall at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton on May 24th. It was a wonderful ceremony with music provided by Jane Simpson and Gerard Collins. Colleen Kitts-Goguen emceed the event and David Adams Richards provided an inspiring and moving keynote speech.
By Reid Lodge
As a queer, transgender Canadian I often find people like me to be either underrepresented or poorly represented in fiction. The idea that marginalized groups are underrepresented in all forms of artistic media (especially the most popular varieties) is hardly new, but even so, I always find it worthwhile to call attention to some of the great work happening by queer artists across the country whenever I get the chance. . . .
By Kelly Jarman
Jan Zwicky claims in her essay “The Ethics of the Negative Review” that a negative review is a “Squelching of self and creativity,” but for me my first semblance of a negative review was a grand inspirational moment, a first milestone to becoming a writer. Someone had taken my work to be worth criticizing on a higher level than mere feedback and deemed it to be worth spending the time to criticize. That was a great compliment. . . .