Eric came back with a hundred dollars in twenties and a tooth-shattering grin. I told him to keep the money. It felt good just to have shared my enthusiasm with someone else. “Wow, thanks!” he said. I took another look at those five green fingers spread across his hand. “Actually, give me forty,” I said. “What for?” “A kid shouldn’t have that much money. And don’t spend that on cigarettes.” Read more.
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The Writer’s Corner
What am I reading? That is difficult. There are books piled beside my bed in various states of being read. I noticed the other day, picking up a Tamora Pierce YA fantasy novel downstairs and reading a good chunk in the middle, that it was echoing themes in Crow Winter, a beautiful, contemporary novel by […]
Robert Reid is a writer whose career in journalism spanned forty years. Wesley W. Bates is one of Canada’s best-known wood engravers (whose work appeared on the cover of The New Quarterly’s Issue 138). Both are avid fly fishers. Casting into Mystery, published by The Porcupine’s Quill in February 2020, tackles their love of angling […]
Award-winning writer, Humber Literary Review (HLR) editor and writing prof extraordinaire Eufemia Fantetti released My Father, Fortunetellers and Me: A Memoir to great acclaim in 2019—the Toronto launch a spectacular blend of Italian hospitality, riveting tarot readings, and Eufemia’s not-to-be-missed on-stage interview with her father. TNQ subscribers can read an excerpt from the book here. […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the eighth annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 1-3rd, 2019 in Waterloo, ON. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.