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The Writer’s Corner

Evoking Place & Space, or Making Room for Curiosity: An Interview with Susan Olding

With this essay, I longed to move beyond the page. I wanted to map the stories against the buried rivers, to make it web-based and interactive. To create a kind of palimpsest of image and text and walk the reader through the sites, elaborating on some of the political and environmental issues that I could only touch on here.

Susan Scott with Susan Olding in

On Rejection

Rejections were barely whispered in our writing group. A few of us shared details at times in a text, an email, but never to the whole group and rarely face to face. Then in 2017 TNQ editors Pamela Mulloy and Susan Scott asked us to write about rejection collectively. At the time, we—Jagtar, Tamara, and […]

Jagtar Kaur Atwal, Lina Barkas, Leonarda Carranza, Hege Jakobsen Lepri, Tamara Jong, Emily McKibbon, Obim Okongwu, Laura Sky in

Sleeping with the Author

 “When it comes to fighting against white supremacy, it’s not just what you stand for, it’s who you sit with.” –Jamaya Khan, Maclean’s, August 16, 2017   “Now, mind, I recognize no dichotomy between art and protest.” –Ralph Ellison, Paris Review Spring, 1957   Editing the work of friends and family is a common goodwill […]

Susan Scott with Ron Grimes in

Other Happinesses: Magazines Are Good; Magazines Are Very Good

Talk given April 28th, 2017, at the MagNet Conference, in Toronto 1974. Darkness. Fonts. The sheen of glossy grey Xerox paper. I, clad in white samite and sports socks. The arcane allure of a long-armed stapler, the numinous and tactile attraction of cover stock. I was ten years old and my school was having a […]

Writing Spaces: Matthew Harris

In the final instalment of the #TNQ144 edition of Writing Spaces, we’re taking a peek into the working space of Matthew Harris, author of “David Sweeney invited you to his event My 33rd Birthday!”! I’m lucky enough to have my own separate room for my writing space – very important when your husband is watching […]

Matthew Harris in

Writing Spaces: Cornelia Hoogland

Today in Writing Spaces, we take a peek into the working space of Cornelia Hoogland, author of  “River Rhône” in Issue 144! The windows: a glass door, a stained-glass border around a window, and a skylight give me daylight and at night, the stars. The stained glass in particular changes as the sun moves across […]

Cornelia Hoogland in


Events & Competitions

Additional Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Poems

The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest fee of $40 includes a year’s subscription to The New Quarterly as well as the reading fee for three poems.

Additional poems are $5.

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The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

Winning Poem: $1000

Deadline: February 28, 2018

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The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award

sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Department 

Winning story: $1000

Deadline: May 28, 2018

Price $40.00 Learn more.

The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

Winning Essay: $1000

Deadline: March 28, 2018

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Issue 145

WHAT LIES AHEAD: in which we eradicate fear through curiosity, ride an articulated bus, take stock on a fish farm, and tell our own kind of fairy tale.


Falling In Love With Poetry

In Conversation

Writer at Large

On Writing





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