Launched: To the River: Losing My Brother by Don Gillmor

Welcome to the latest instalment of Launched, the series with the scoop on new books by Canadian authors. Don Gillmor is an award-winning Canadian novelist, journalist and children’s book author based in Toronto. His most recent novels were the critically acclaimed Long Change (2015) and Mount Pleasant (2013), both from Random House Canada. He is […]

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Ami Sands Brodoff’s Writing Space

Virginia Woolf said a woman must have a room of her own if she is to write fiction.  I am grateful to have such a place on the top floor of my home.  My writing studio has a door I can close, even lock, and large windows overlooking the street.  I savour the enclosure, the […]

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Finding the Form with Susan Glickman

In March of 2008, I saw the National Ballet of Canada perform Marie Chouinard’s brilliant choreography to Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Opus 28 – one of my favourite pieces of piano music. One might expect a ballet company to give a very Romantic interpretation to anything by Chopin, with muscular men in tights lifting exquisite women in tutus […]

Finding the Form with Sally Ito

I have a confession to make.  When it comes to reading and writing, I’m a portmanteau sort-of woman.  A jerrymander-er. One who fools with boundaries. I’m a cross between a statesman and a salamander. When I read, I don’t often read whole books to the end.  I read parts-of-books; I read off the internet – […]

What is Stephen Maude Reading?

My short story “Happy Enough”, which appeared in TNQ150, draws on biographical information about 1930s film star Jean Harlow that I gleaned from Bombshell, the definitive Harlow biography written by David Stenn. It’s relatively easy to get information like this about Hollywood’s big names. There are biographies or memoirs or at least Wikipedia entries devoted to […]

The 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest winners! 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Winners Winning Essay: ♦   “Entangled” by Sarah Ens Runner-up: ♦ “Post-American Variations” by Laura Rock Gaughan Honourable Mention:  ♦  “Anomalies” by Anastasia McEwen  

Early Bird Tickets Now Available for the 2019 Wild Writers Literary Festival

The New Quarterly is excited to announce the opening of online ticket sales for the 2019 Wild Writers Literary Festival. The festival is presented by The New Quarterly, Words Worth Books, and Balsillie School of International Affairs.  It will take place at locations in Kitchener-Waterloo from November 1-3.  Wild Writers features a star-studded ensemble of […]

The 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist

Thank you to all of our 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest entrants. Our judges have indicated that it was an incredibly competitive year for personal essays. After thorough consideration, we are excited to announce this year’s longlisted writers and their phenomenal essays. 2019 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist ♦ “Entangled” by Sarah Ens […]

On Retreat: Pathfinding

Seth Ratzlaff is a writer based in Kitchener, Ontario, and he was one of two writers to win the Young Writers Bursary to the 7th annual Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat, at the Lodge at Pine Cove, in northern Ontario. The bursary was founded by the Class of 2018 to support and […]

The 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award winners! 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Winners Winning Story: ♦   “The Underside of a Wing” by Paola Ferrante   Second Prize: ♦   “Amphibios” by Andrea L. Mozarowski   Honourable Mentions: ♦   “After Walter” by Chris Masterman ♦   “This is About Running in […]