“collages of sometimes contradictory parts”

Writing Spaces I live in a tiny one-bedroom on the second (second-and-a-half, really) floor of a heritage house built in 1902, in a neighbourhood full of big old trees and other big old houses, many of which, like mine, have been reverse-Tetris’d into a handful of self-contained suites. I was trying to play it super […]

“trying to write everywhere, anytime”

Writing Spaces I live in a very small house in the Yukon with my husband, two children, and dog. There are two bedrooms, each just slightly bigger than a station wagon. We affectionately call one of these rooms the Swiss Army Knife Room. It has a Murphy bed, a clothes rack on a pulley system […]

“a Virginia Woolf room of my own”

Writing Spaces I am fortunate to have a writing room – a Virginia Woolf room of my own – three floors up in the attic of our old arts and crafts home. The houses on our street are very close together, so although I have the luxury of windows that open on opposite sides of […]

“Great Minds”: An Interview with Jeff Dillon, Fine Arts

The New Quarterly’s Fall 2018 Issue (#148) features Jeff Dillon’s “#65 – Great Minds” on the cover. The painting beautifully depicts Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Our Editor, Pamela Mulloy, was struck by Dillon’s use of colour and was compelled to use this image for our upcoming issue. The stunning piece fits perfectly with the […]

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The New Quarterly Silent Auction 2018 is LIVE!

The New Quarterly / Wild Writers Silent Auction 2018 “#65 – Great Minds” Acrylic Painting on Canvas 24″ x 18″ Original painting donated by Jeff Dillon, artist Featured as Cover Image for The New Quarterly‘s Fall 2018 Issue (#148) Valued at $1,500 Visit the auction to place your bid now! Auction Proceeds All proceeds from […]

Wild Writers Literary Festival 2018

The Wild Writers Literary Festival will soon be here! Entering its seventh year, this annual festival is a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Join us on Friday evening for our opening showcase with Sharon Bala and Rawi Hage, moderated by Jael Richardson. […]

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2018 Contest Winners

TNQ’s 2018 Contest Winners — Fiction, Poetry, and Personal Essay The New Quarterly editors and contest judges faced difficult decisions to determine the winners of this year’s three writing contests. TNQ congratulates and applauds the 2018 contest winners. Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award First prize ($1,000) Katie Zdybel, “The Last Thunderstorm Swim of the Summer” Runner-up […]

2018 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest: Our Apologies

The staff and volunteers at The New Quarterly would like to issue a public apology to those who were incorrectly notified they had been included on the longlist for the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse contest due to an administrative error. We have sent individual apologies to the affected poets and would like to assure contest entrants that we will do our best to ensure that this will not happen again. 

Writing Spaces: Tristan Tavis Marajh

The wide majority of my writing thus far I have done at a local hospital (not as a patient) and at various public libraries. At night, at the hospital; during the day, at the library.

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Rejection: A Love Story

Sometimes writing can take us to scary places, investigating dark, poorly lit basements and scary cobweb-covered attics. A caring community is the well-lit, welcoming living room that assists while you find your way there and back—that figuratively has your back.

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