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, essays, and book reviews. Each summer issue is devoted entirely to a single genre: poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. These extended issues measure the pulse of literary writing and are a showcase for established and emerging writers. From time to time The Fiddlehead also publishes issues or sections dedicated to one theme or author, such as “Remembering Alden Nowlan” (Autumn 2017); “Retrospectives & New Poems: Yusef Komunyakaa” (Autumn 2013); and “Essential West Coast Poety & Fiction” (Autumn 2012). The Fiddlehead also holds annual contests in short fiction and poetry, and is establishing in 2019 a third contest in creative nonfiction.
“The Fiddlehead, a mix of common sense and magic . . . the magazine that has itself sustained so many writers by lending both mouth and ear,” wrote Don McKay, the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner.