The 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest! First Place ($1000)“Afterbirth” by Anne Marie Todkill Second Place ($500)“Rim” by Mia Anderson Third Place ($250 each) “Sword on the Road” by Pamela Mordecai “On Not Seeing Rocher Percé…”  by Anne Swannell Honourable Mentions(to be published alongside our winning poems) […]

What is Laurie D. Graham Reading?

My job has always made the reading I do a little scrappy, a little piecemeal. Months of pandemic have exacerbated that: my time spent reading is modulating widely—for a while, all I do is read, then I can’t read at all—and I’ve been starting into more books than usual these past weeks. Maybe a disconcerting […]

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On Isabella Wang

Isabella Wang was born in Shandong, China, and lived in Beijing until the age of seven when she immigrated with her parents to Vancouver, British Columbia. A lifelong reader and aspiring writer, she volunteered at Room Magazine for their 2018 Growing Room Literary Festival. While working as an intern, she curated and published an interview […]

The 2020 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Longlist

The New Quarterly is proud to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2020 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award contest. The longlisted writers and their stories are as follows: “Hyacinth Girl”by Lisa Alward “Milting”by A. L. Bishop “Don’t Speak”by Megan Callahan “Count Your Blessings”by Heather Debling “Turo”by Ellie Ellias “The Oil Change”by Bradley Ferguson “When the Comet […]

Pacific Spirit: A Photo Essay

PACIFIC SPIRIT A Photo Essay By SUSAN OLDING Most days, I walk in Pacific Spirit Regional Park. The park surrounds the University Endowment Lands near Point Grey, Vancouver, and borders the Georgia Strait. Thirty years ago, when it opened, Pacific Spirit was praised as one of the largest urban parks in Canada. The xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) […]

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The 2020 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest Longlist

The New Quarterly is proud to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2020 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. The longlisted writers and their essays are as follows: “Terrorist Mythologies”by Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt “What We Know By Feeling”by Colin Brezicki “The Deer’s Cry”by Agnes Cserhati “The Medium of the Archive”by Elizabeth Dauphinee “In Pleasantville”by Francene Gillis “Human Touch”by […]

The 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Longlist

The New Quarterly is pleased to announce the longlisted submissions to the 2020 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. The longlisted poets and their poems are as follows: “Bones”; “Lazarus Saturday”; “Rim”; and “The Body’s Dues” by Mia Anderson “Reading Palms” by Susan J. Atkinson “Movie Review”by Murray Citron “Dam” and “Oil Spill at Wabamun” by Rhonda […]

Finding the Form with Vivian Hansen

“This Twilight is Strangely Liminal” Poetry is almost always my creative medium of choice.  I wrote this poem in pre-pandemic times, but as the twilight of all we are accustomed to drew near, I am growing closer to this poem.  Let’s call it prophetic, as poetry seems always to hold a prophetic element. In my […]

Ryan Paterson’s Writing Spaces

I’ve never been able to write at home. Too many distractions. There’s the TV, the internet and its endless chess games, dishes that need to be done. The digital clock on the stove. That’s not to mention the greatest distraction of all: loved ones. For this reason, social isolation has presented a unique (though by […]

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What is Jerri Jerreat Reading?

What am I reading? That is difficult. There are books piled beside my bed in various states of being read. I noticed the other day, picking up a Tamora Pierce YA fantasy novel downstairs and reading a good chunk in the middle, that it was echoing themes in Crow Winter, a beautiful, contemporary novel by […]