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The Writer’s Corner

In Conversation with 2017 Peter Hinchcliffe Award Winner Shannon Blake

I need a lot of mental space and silence to write. I’d like to get over this, but unfortunately, I’m not over it yet. I don’t write at home. I prefer to write in a space with no windows, no other people visible, no noise, and no internet. I turn off my phone. I actually don’t like to talk to anyone at all before I start writing because that energy interferes with my thought process. I write in the morning; I’m dumber after 11 am.

Pamela Mulloy with Shannon Blake in

That Hair-Flipping Moment of Truth: On my Relationship with The New Quarterly

I remember the precise moment when I decided that I would be a writer when I grew up. I was still in high school, and I was standing outside my bedroom door in my family’s crowded house, waiting in line for the bathroom (in addition to having five children, my parents frequently hosted international students, […]

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 […]


Events & Competitions

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

Details below

Price $40.00 Learn more.

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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.


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