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Dear TNQ Friends, Big things are on the horizon for The New Quarterly: first, our summer issue (Issue #147: When the Past is Present) has its digital launch next week! Second, we are getting ready to reveal the 2018 program for the  Wild Writers Literary Festival. This annual festival celebrates writing in all its forms […]

Writing Spaces: David Huebert

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of David Huebert, author of “Six Six Two Fifty” in Issue #146.   I keep my writing space, like my mind, a little messy. Sometimes I stroke the fluffy white cat, Moby-Dick. Sometimes—when she gets too eager for keyboard warmth—I exile Moby-Dick. […]

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Writing Spaces: Isabella Wang

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of Isabella Wang, author of “Shortcomings of a Juvenile” in Issue #146.   Since I am always on the move, going from school to volunteering, to Downtown Vancouver for my creative writing classes, I do not have one designated spot where I […]

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Writing Spaces: Mary Thaler

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of Mary Thaler, author of “House-sitting in Iqaluit” in Issue #146.   I do a lot of my writing at the public library. It’s quiet, well-lit, and mostly distraction free. I can’t get up five times an hour to fix myself a […]

Writing Spaces: Marion Agnew

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of Marion Agnew, author of “Atomic Tangerine” in Issue #146. Office 2018: My office is in our house’s walk-out basement, and many months of the year I look at snowdrifts or the frozen surface of Lake Superior. That’s why I created the […]

Writing Spaces Reading Spaces: Ron Schafrick

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the reading space of Ron Schafrick, author of “Stunts” in Issue #146. Ron has previously shared his writing space with us here.   Reading Space 1: Most evenings I spend reading on the living room sofa, and on the end table beside me is my […]

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Writing Spaces: Rebecca Papucaru

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of Rebecca Papucaru, author of Three Poems in Issue #146. Subscribers can read Rebecca’s poems, “Lobster Dinner,” “My Anne,” and “The Panic Room (Glue Ear at Forty-Five)” here. This is an exercise in shame, describing my writing spaces, and not just because I […]

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Writing Spaces: J.R. McConvey

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of J.R. McConvey, author of “Sheepasnörus Rex” in Issue #146. The giant squid is one of the few species humans haven’t learned to hunt. We know it’s real, but it’s so elusive that we understand very little about it; it exists half […]

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All Things Literary for The New Quarterly

Kitchener-Waterloo’s own The New Quarterly (TNQ), a small but feisty literary magazine, garnered three nominations at this year’s National Magazine Awards. The nominations were announced in early May. The New Quarterly has earned two nominations in the Fiction category as well as one for Poetry. The competition was strong as close to 200 Canadian print […]

Writing Spaces: Sue Bracken

This week in Writing Spaces, we take a look at the working space of Sue Bracken, author of “Echame Flores” in Issue #146.   My writing room is affectionately called The Tower, being the only room on the 3rd floor. The elements are accentuated up here, probably because all four walls and the roof are […]