The night sky out the kitchen window is cocktail-dress black and Louise feels the panic rising in her throat. The kids, in the middle of peas and pork cutlets and milk at the kitchen table, have a Christmas-season banter that excludes her completely, plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning and for the sled that will surely come— Read more.
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The Writer’s Corner
The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award! Winner “Something Really Unbelievable” by Nicole Smith Runner-Up “Mushroom Girl” by Lizzie Derksen Shortlist (to be published) “The Last Time She Saw Charlie” by Carol Hay “Florence” by Hilary Ball “(In)Auspicious” by Alana Rigby Look for the winners’ mentions […]
The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2021 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award. The longlisted writers and their stories are as follows: “The silence between footsteps” by Kimberley Aslett “Florence” by Hilary Ball “Fire Sign” by Megan Callahan “Mushroom Girl” by Lizzie Derksen “Élodie” by Rachel Deutsch “The Last Time She […]
The Story Behind Poor Little Thing TNQ has asked how I chose the form and structure for this story. I never think of such things. The starting point was a news report in the mid-1990s of a man perishing in an almost impossible accident in Toronto. I simply followed my nose from there. I wrote […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the Wild Writers Literary Festival. 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.