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 […]

I am Afraid of Everything: Pine Cove 2019

Nicole Smith was one of two recipients of the retreat’s Young Writers Bursary, founded specifically to support writers who would not otherwise have had the means to attend the 6-day intensive, Write on the French River Creative Writing Retreat at the glorious Lodge at Pine Cove, in northern Ontario. Nicole joined 20+ participants, instructors Helen […]

Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest! 2019 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest Winners Winning Poem: ♦ “Tender is the Night” by Terence Young    Second Prize: ♦ “The Kindness of Port Angeles, 2002” by Deb O’Rourke   Third Prize: ♦ “First knock down” by Sarah Yi-Mei […]

What is Ami Sands Brodoff Reading?

I usually have a few books on the go and fiction is my passion reading.  Right now, I’m engrossed in two contemporary novels: The Seas, by Samantha Hunt and The Gone Dead, by Chanelle Benz.  I learned about The Seas on a recent rainy day in Vermont while browsing in a lovely independent bookshop, The […]

What is Rebekah Skochinski Reading?

I have a confession: I’m not in a monogamous relationship… with books. I read everything—often simultaneously: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, piles of literary journals, and I have a zillion tabs open on my computer. I walk to the library several times a week (the librarians at the Thunder Bay Public Library know all of my secrets) […]

Kirsteen MacLeod’s Writing Space

I have a problem for a writer: I hate to sit down for extended periods. It wasn’t always thus, but right now I feel restless, compelled to roam, to seek writing spaces in all corners at home, or outside by the woods or the water, or in public libraries, those treasure-filled temples without which I’d […]

The 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award Contest Longlist

Thank you to all of our 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Contest entrants. There was a strong crop of stories this year that pushed the boundaries of tradition. We were struck by the deep complexity of each entry. After thoughtful deliberation, we are proud to announce this year’s longlisted writers and their exceptional stories. 2019 […]