Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Website Update

Our website is now updated with information about our new issue, the special all-poetry Summer 2012 issue. You can find samples from some of the poets featured, along with a full list of contributors, and details about our 22nd annual contest, which closes on December 1.

Monday, August 20, 2012

“Deviance is a Quality I Admire”: An Interview with Gerard Beirne, The Fiddlehead’s Fiction Co-Editor

Gerard Beirne

Over at The Review Review, our fiction co-editor Gerard Beirne chats with Hadley Catalano about his advice for writers, the art of storytelling, and how The Fiddlehead stays fresh and young after all these years, among other topics. Here's an excerpt:

   HC: The narrative path is made to be broken. Do you see fictional short stories taking a completely different route, following a completely different structure in the future? And if so, what might that narrative structure look like?

    GB: “A completely different structure?" No. The form of storytelling has evolved naturally. We may sometimes shake it up a bit, rearrange its parts, but at the end of the day, to do its job, to convey meaning to other human beings it requires a form that humans are receptive to . . . .

Go read the rest of “Deviance is a Quality I Admire.”

Read more about Gerard’s latest book, Games of Chance, at his blog about it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Fiddlehead Summer Poetry Issue (No. 252) has Arrived

We here at The Fiddlehead hope your summer is going well. It`s about to get a whole lot more summery, though, as our special summer poetry issue is on its way to your mailbox. Look for it soon. Enjoy 192 pages packed with poetry and reviews: pure sunlight and summer breezes on every page!