May 05, 2020
Writers As Readers: May 2020 Writer-in-Residence Derek Mascarenhas on His Favourite Books
Told through seventeen linked short stories, Toronto author Derek Mascarenhas' debut Coconut Dreams (Book*hug) traces the lives of a South Asian family through a series of shifting voices and timelines, ...
April 01, 2020
Keep It Short: Frances Boyle on Rewrites, Taking Chances, and the Authors That Inspired Her
A haunted mother is terrorized by spectral visions of twins. A young academic reminisces on the past, and a long-lost film, as she watches her apartment building burn. A carefree woman tears through Toronto ...
March 03, 2020
Read an Excerpt From Dayle Furlong's Powerful New Collection, 'Lake Effect'
Set in the Great Lakes region, the stories of Toronto-based author Dayle Furlong's new collection Lake Effect (Cormorant Books) follows those on both sides of the border as they struggle with love, fear, ...
February 12, 2020
Keep It Short: Michael Melgaard Examines Grief, Loss, and Regret In His New Collection
A son forces his mother to face the devastating impact of her gambling addiction. A divorcee living in a run-down trailer park becomes obsessed with the activities of the people next door. Two long-time ...
December 18, 2019
Short Fiction Contest Alert: A Refreshing Take on Literary Competition
Are you a writer whose love of words is rivaled only by your passion for craft beer? If so, Sarnia, Ontario's beloved book store The Book Keeper is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a short fiction ...
October 31, 2019
November 2019 writer-in-residence Erin Frances Fisher on Choosing a Title, Doing Research and Celebrating Every Milestone
We are thrilled to announce that Erin Frances Fisher, author of That Tiny Life (House of Anansi Press), will be our November 2019 writer-in-residence.Fisher's unique narrative style, an intoxicating melange ...
October 29, 2019
"When You Start Really Going with Writing, it Feels like Flying" Jess Taylor on the Freedom & Healing of Short Fiction
Jess Taylor's 2015 collection Pauls announced her as an innovative, creative, and fearless voice in Canadian short fiction. This fall she returns with a new book of stories, the memorably named Just ...
September 11, 2019
"I Like it When Characters Disobey the Narrative Around Them" Seyward Goodhand on Breaking Rules & Surprising Herself
Seyward Goodhand has been creating fresh, eerie, fascinating short fiction for years (racking up nominations for honours like the Journey Prize, CBC Short Story Prize, and a National Magazine Award in ...
September 04, 2019
Writers' Trust Announces Journey Prize Finalists
There's something so deeply Canadian about the short story as a form - maybe it's the fact that our first lady of letters, Alice Munro, famously excels at it or simply that its capacity for experimentation, ...
June 03, 2019
Carrianne Leung Captures $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for Her Beloved Story Collection
On Saturday night at the Writers' Union of Canada's OnWords Conference, the Union announced that Carrianne Leung is the winner of the $10,000 Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The award recognizes the best ...