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A donation to The New Quarterly supports not only the work we publish, but all the years of  correspondence, encouragement, and growing confidence on the part of both the writer and editor that this work is good, that it’s worth reading and reading again.

Your contribution will go directly to supporting some of the best new writers in the country.

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This will be my first time being published. I am incredulous, electrified, thrilled, elated. —Jessica Marsh

My experience going through the editorial process for The New Quarterly was about as positive and rewarding as it gets. It’s rare to find an editor, or journal, willing to take the time to help carve something rough into something good. This kind of editorial attention has been invaluable to me, as I’m sure it is to many emerging writers. —Kevin Hardcastle

What exciting news! This will be my first fiction publication. As a long-time reader, I’m thrilled! —Megan Findlay

Dear TNQ friends,

TNQ is having a blockbuster year and you’ve been there each step of the way. Exceptional writing, engaging events and more awards than you can fit in a trophy case. With your help we can go so much further.

 Please consider making a charitable donation to TNQ. Even $10.00 makes a difference—and you can choose where your money goes: poetry, fiction, non-fiction or our general fund. Simply fill out the form on the inside and mail it back to TNQ or make your donation online above using the Canada Helps button. All gifts over $100 will receive a TNQ tote bag. Thanks for supporting great Canadian literature.

Keep reading and writing!

Logan Walsh, Chair of the Board, The New Quarterly

A note from your fearless editor:

What have we been up to this past year? Publishing four issues of edgy, scintillating and just plain terrific writing, running three contests where we chose the best in occasional verse, fiction and personal essays, and hosting the 2nd annual Wild Writers Literary Festival. We’ve been busy!

We remain committed to supporting emerging writers and in each issue up to 40% of the material published is from writers we consider up and coming. That means you get to see them here before they become famous. Our writers are frequently found in Best Canadian Short Stories and our knack for identifying writers who are going places is evident in the nominations for this past year’s most notable awards in Canadian poetry and fiction.

 At our 2nd annual Wild Writers Festival we invited 27 of Canada’s emerging and established writers to come together for readings, workshops, and lively discussions on all things literary. We are getting ready for this year’s festival and will start making program announcements in the next few months but for now mark your calendar: November 7-9. See you there!

We respond to hundreds of manuscripts each year, providing detailed feedback to those who show promise (whether we publish their work or not) because we care about the future of CanLit. We want to see the country’s literary culture flourish and grow. As a subscriber you not only get to discover writers early on in their career, you are also directly nurturing the best Canadian literature—support that warms our hearts through the coldest of springs.

 Thanks to subscribers like you we’ve seen our readership increase by 9%, our contest submissions continue to rise and our festival events have been, for the most part, sold out. This, along with our success at the National Magazine Awards—one gold and seven honorable mentions—all make for exciting times at The New Quarterly.

Thank you for your continuing support of the magazine. For every time you’ve renewed your subscription, for every time you’ve asked for us at your local library or passed along an issue to a friend.

Warmest regards,

Pamela Mulloy, Editor, The New Quarterly