What Is Kathy Friedman Reading?

My schedule is so busy that it’s often only when I carve out time off, usually in the summer or winter months, that I read for pleasure. I also love to travel during these months, and to spend time outdoors, so many of the books I own end up waterlogged, their spines full of sand, […]

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We Are Hiring!

Position Available: Managing Editor The New Quarterly Literary Society Inc. Location: 290 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3G3 Job type: Full-time role; flexible hours and hybrid working arrangements negotiable Salary: $40,000-43,000 Vacation: Four weeks, including two during the December holiday period Date posted: 2021/09/28 Application deadline: 2021/10/12 Description: The New Quarterly (TNQ), an […]

The 2021 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Winners

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 2021 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Longlist

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 […]

Finding the Form with Wayne Yetman

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 […]

Finding the Form with Orin Krest

For whatever reason, the image of two men forging along a snowy road came to me while I was wringing lake water out of my laundry on a muggy equatorial afternoon.

The 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Results

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest! Winner“Soar” by Chyana Marie Sage   Runner-Up“Wave Any Ward” by Erin Soros   Third Place (tie)“That Other Place” by Kathy Page “The Singing Bone” by Sadiqa de Meijer   Honourable Mentions “On Being Minimally Bereaved” by Amy Kaler “Yelling […]

Mark Truscott’s Writing Space

Above is my writing space. (I have received permission to include this photograph on the condition that I acknowledge that the room’s current state is in part my fault.) Life doesn’t always conform to writerly ideals. Active kids, chaos, and full-time jobs happen, and our house is pretty small. This is our living room, where […]

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The 2021 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest! First Place ($1000) “Latin class” by Kieran Egan Second Place ($500) “Specializing in the Prehistory of Whales” by Sandra Kasturi Third Place ($250 each) “Surfing near Tofino” by Aaron Schneider “Masks” by Terry Watada Honourable Mentions (to be published alongside […]

The 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2021 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. The longlisted writers and their essays are as follows: “Saint Vrain”by Tammy Armstrong “The Pull of the River”by Ted Bishop “The Singing Bone”by Sadiqa de Meijer “Soar”by Chyana Marie Sage “Happiness is a Warm Gun”by Alison Dowsett “Erosion”by […]