Kitty Hoffman’s Writing Space

     I have written in many different spaces around the world – from a cafe in Guayaquil to a boat in Kochi, temple steps in Ladakh to gitano cave in Granada,  under the stars in Mpumalanga and beside a tango floor in Almagro. This is testament to a long life of someone who loves travel; […]

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What is Ian Mallov Reading?

Two books I’m reading: Yellow Watch: Journey of a Portuguese Woman and Animal Person The first book I’m reading is Carmelinda Scian’s Yellow Watch, out September 15 from Mawenzi House publishing: I have followed the journey of Yellow Watch for a decade, from emailed drafts decorated with editorial comments to clean finished book. It […]

The 2022 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award

The New Quarterly is so pleased to announce the results of the 2022 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award!   Winner “Cavity Nests” by Sandhya Thakrar   Runners Up (tie) “Animals in Captivity” by K. R. Segriff “Dollhouse” by Amber Fenik   Honourable Mentions “Bonnie” by Morgan Dick “Keepsake” by Vivian (Xiao Wen) Li “The Barn […]

Finding the Form with Kirsteen MacLeod

Whenever I write anything, it feels visceral, like I’m an elephant picking up the scent of distant water, or a bee honing in on the electric field of clover and dandelions, or a snake testing the air with its forked tongue. I write early drafts by hand, following my pen without forethought. It’s intuitive: impulse, […]

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The 2022 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

The New Quarterly is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Edna Stabler Personal Essay Contest!   Winner “The Plague Came with No Directions” by Thom Vernon   Runner-Up (tie) “Goodbye to All That” by Ferrukh Faruqui “The Seventh Pillar” by Campion Carruthers   Honourable Mentions “Soft Pink” by Sandy Pool “Sleeping with Hannah” by […]

The 2022 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Longlist

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlist for the 2022 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award. The longlisted writers and their stories are as follows:   “Not the Star, but the Foil”  by Rayne Weinstein “Derelict” by Jessica Sims “Bonnie” by Morgan Dick “Animals in Captivity” by K. R. Segriff “You Should Get a […]

The 2022 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest! Winner “Rebellion Box” by Hollay Ghadery   Runner-Up “Fugue” by Callista Markotich   Third Place (tie) “Agincourt, 1415” by Finley Mullally “The Body Translates an Old Story” by Grace Vermeer   Honourable Mentions “Birth Crasher” by Leesa Dean “Testimony, […]

Review: If I Didn’t Love the River by Robert Priest

I don’t know why I was surprised to learn that Robert Priest is now as old as I am (71). I suppose it’s the fact that his poetry is still as energetic, audacious, and wild as it ever was, a fact reaffirmed by If I Didn’t Love the River, his most recent collection. Consulting his […]

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What is Rebecca Papucaru Reading?

When I was a teaching assistant at the University of Nice, on exchange from the University of Toronto, my library was a small cabinet in the corner of the small office where my fellow teaching assistants, or lecteurs, left behind their books. That year I discovered the pleasure of restriction, of reading outside of algorithms. […]

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Finding the Form with Robert Priest

I was introduced at an early age to formal poetry and wrote occasional verses throughout my childhood usually of the British children’s poem variety. I enjoyed this but the discovery of free verse in my teens was very liberating to my process. Fifty some odd years later most of my published work for adults (other […]