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 ...
May 31, 2019
"I Wanted This to Be About a Specific Third Culture Kid" June 2019 writer-in-residence Zalika Reid-Benta on her Stunning New Story Collection
We are extremely excited to announce that Zalika Reid-Benta, author of Frying Plantain (House of Anansi Press) is our June 2019 writer-in-residence. Frying Plantain, Reid-Benta's brand new book of short ...
May 29, 2019
Andrew Forbes on Titles Shaping Stories, Finding Ideas in Government Jargon, & His Musical Inspirations
Andrew Forbes' Lands and Forests (Invisible Publishing) is a gift to short fiction lovers - a spare, smart, thoughtful collection that feels like a gritty Alice Munro descendant peeling back the ordinary ...
May 23, 2019
Daniel Bryant on Writing Short Fiction, Research as Procrastination & Sharing a Day Job with Bukowski
In Daniel Bryant's debut short fiction collection, Rerouted (forthcoming from Porcupine's Quill), nothing is quite as it seems. A new route for a postal worker turns out to be cursed, musicians on a ...
May 02, 2019
Getting to Know Coconut Dreams Author Derek Mascarenhas: Bloody Noses, Scars & Cozy Sweaters
Aiden and Ally Pinto, the brother and sister duo of the Pinto family, are at the heart of Derek Mascarenhas' linked story collection Coconut Dreams (Book*hug). Moving from Goa, India to suburban Canada, ...