The Fiddlehead :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About The Fiddlehead: The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada's international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry and stories by established and new writers.
Campus House, 11 Garland Ct.
PO Box 4400, University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3
Phone: (506) 453-3501
Simultaneous submissions: yes, but must be informed that it is simultaneous and immediately informed if accepted elsewhere Email submissions: no Reading period: year-round Response time: 3-6 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 015-0630 Founded: 1945 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Magazines Canada Copy price: $10 for fall, winter, spring; $15 for summer Average pages: 128 for fall, winter, spring; 186 for summer Sample price (postpaid): $13 to $18 Subscription 1 year: $30 (CAD) in Canada; $36 (US) Int'l (see website for other rates)
Publisher’s description: The Fiddlehead, published 4 times a year, is Atlantic Canada's international literary journal. Since 1945 it has surprised and delighted readers in Canada and across the world with its stories, poems, book reviews, and occasional essays. Many now well-known writers, such as Anne Compton, Alistair MacLeod, and Tom Wayman, found an early and enthusiastic welcome in The Fiddlehead. In alternating years the summer issue is devoted entirely to either poetry or fiction; these special, extended issues measure the pulse of literary writing. As well The Fiddlehead holds an annual writing contest in two categories, short fiction and poetry. The contest closes December 1st and the winning entries are published in the spring issue. "The Fiddlehead, a mix of common sense and magic . . . the magazine that has itself sustained so many writers by lending both mouth and ear," says Don McKay, the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner.
This issue (Spring 2013) features the winners of The Fiddlehead’s 22nd annual literary contest. The Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem went to Kim Trainor for “Cradle Song: Six Variations.” Sue Chenette’s “Inscription” and Samantha Bernstein’s “Eulogy for Finn” were the honourable mentions. In short fiction Rhonda Collis won with “The Halter” and the honourable mentions went to Jennifer Manuel’s “Silent E” and Vin Fielding’s “All Bones Recovered.” There is also a special opening section on the poetry and literary legacy of Elizabeth Brewster, one of The Fiddlehead’s founders, who died in December.
The Fiddlehead is ringing in the new year in fine form. Flip through the pages of our Winter 2013 issue (no. 254) and you’ll find many riches, including a story from Tamas Dobozy’s award-winning collection Siege 13, and new poems from M. Travis Lane, Jan Conn, and Shane Rhodes. We’re also proud to present work by emerging writers, including stories by Shana Myara and Robin Evans, and poems by Christine Walde, Kevin Phan, and Julie Cameron Gray. Plus, as always, we’re happy to introduce you to exciting contemporary New Brunswick artists – this issue’s cover features a striking painting by Grand Bay-based Cliff Turner.
This autumn The Fiddlehead on Canada’s east coast and The Malahat Review on Canada’s west coast have joined together to showcase writers from each other’s region. In The Fiddlehead 253 we survey the writing of British Columbians from Canada's first poet laureate George Bowering to Vanessa Li, who is publishing her first story. There is also an interview with Tim Bowling and a review of The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane. The cover artwork is by Nathan Birch. And don't forget to check out our special West Coast-East Coast blog – it has additional content, including reviews, interviews and podcasts.
last updated 05/13/2013