It was announced in early May that The New Quarterly earned five nominations at this year’s National Magazine Awards. Nominations included two in Poetry, two in Personal Journalism, and one in Fiction.
The competition was strong as more than 185 Canadian print and digital magazines put forth submissions in both official languages. In the twenty years that it has participated in the National Magazine Awards, The New Quarterly has won ten gold, seven silver and forty-three honourable mentions. The National Magazine Awards winners will be announced on Friday, May 31, 2019 at a gala in Toronto.
The New Quarterly’s five nominees at this year’s National Magazine Awards are:
David Huebert writes fiction, poetry, and critical prose. He has won the CBC Short Story Prize, the Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize, and the Walrus Poetry Prize. His debut short fiction collection, Peninsula Sinking (2017), won the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award. Huebert’s “Six Six Two Fifty” from Issue 146 (Spring 2018) of The New Quarterly has been nominated as a finalist in the Fiction category for the 2019 National Magazine Awards.
Lisa Martin is author of One Crow Sorrow (2008) and co-editor of How to Expect What You’re Not Expecting: Stories of Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Loss (2013). She teaches literature and creative writing at Concordia University of Edmonton. Martin’s “The Good Death” from Issue 146 (Spring 2018) of The New Quarterly has been nominated as a finalist in the Personal Journalism category for the 2019 National Magazine Awards.
Erin Noteboom has published widely in literary magazines. She has won the CBC Literary Award, the K-W Arts Award, and Acorn/Plantos Award for Peoples poetry. She is also the author of The Mongoose Diaries (2007) and Seal up the Thunder (2005). Noteboom’s “Too Strong to Stop, Too Sweet to Lose” from Issue 145 (Winter 2018) of The New Quarterly has been nominated as a finalist in the Poetry category for the 2019 National Magazine Awards.
Meaghan Rondeau also won TNQ’s 2018 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. She mostly writes poetry and short fiction, but her first play, “Cassandra in the House,” was produced at the Brave New Play Rites in Vancouver. Rondeau’s “Half-Thing” from Issue 148 (Fall 2018) of The New Quarterly has been nominated as a finalist in the Personal Journalism category for the 2019 National Magazine Awards.
Terence Young is a retired teacher of English and Creative Writing at St. Michaels University School. “That Time of Year,” a story from his second collection of fiction, The End of the Ice Age, was selected for the annual Best Canadian Stories in 2012. Young’s “The Bear” from Issue 148 (Fall 2018) of The New Quarterly has been nominated as a finalist in the Poetry category for the 2019 National Magazine Awards.
About The New Quarterly
The New Quarterly (TNQ) is a non-profit Canadian literary magazine that has been publishing the best of Canadian writing—short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction—since 1981. TNQ also holds three annual contests: the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest, the Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award, and the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. The magazine hosts the Wild Writers Literary Festival and manages the Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat. TNQ is housed at St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo and acknowledges that its office is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
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