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 (with notification) 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-$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.
The Fiddlehead's autumn 2013 issue features a generous selection of poems old and new from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa. This issue also boasts new poems from Governor General Award winners Anne Compton and George Elliott Clarke, as well as new poems from the 2012 CBC Poetry Prize winner Sadiqa de Meijer and the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story prize winning “We Walked on Water” by Eliza Robertson. The oil painting on the cover is Paul Henley's "Eve."
The Fiddlehead's Summer 2013 fiction issue is packed with stories from established and emerging Canadian talent, as well as a range of stellar international contributors. Some of the authors in this issue include Dan Woodrell, Craig Davidson, Eoin McNamee, Amy Jones, Mary O'Donnell, and Mike McCormack.
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.
last updated 11/05/2013