Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays from The Fiddlehead!

The Fiddlehead office is now closed until the new year, so we'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holidays and all the best for 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Resource About Fred Cogswell, Former Fiddlehead Editor

Tony Tremblay of St. Thomas University has put together a thorough digital resource of The Fiddlehead's former editor Fred Cogswell, who is an important New Brunswick literary figure. Visit the site, which includes biographical information, selected works and correspondence, and so much more. Be sure to check out specifically the detailed history of Cogswell's involvement with The Fiddlehead.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Few Literary Competition Deadlines Approach on the Horizon

We're busy here at The Fiddlehead office sorting through our 22nd annual literary contest (which just closed on December 1), logging in entries and sending out new subscription copies. If you missed our deadline, have no fear, there are a few other upcoming literary competitions that we'd like to spread the word about.
"The Writers’ Trust is now accepting submissions for the $5,000 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. The award alternates each year between short fiction and poetry, this year it will be given to a writer under the age of 35 for an outstanding unpublished work of poetry. Finalists will receive $1,000 and have their work published in print and digital formats. The winner will be announced at a special event in Toronto in late spring. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2013."

For more information, visit The Writers' Trust website.

There's also:
The Writers' Union of Canada hosts its 20th annual Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers with a prize of $2,500. The winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration. Entry Fee is $29 per entry; cheque or money order should be made payable to The Writers' Union of Canada. The deadline is March 1, 2013.
For more information, visit The Writers' Union of Canada website.

Monday, December 10, 2012

CWILA Names Sue Sinclair First Critic-in-Residence

Over the weekend, the Canadian Women in Literary Arts (CWILA) announced that Sue Sinclair will be its inaugural critic-in-residence. According to the press release, the search committee chose Sinclair "because of her commitment to review the work of new writers, works in English and French, and works of a variety of genres, in multiple reviewing platforms."

"The committee of editors and writers is confident that Sue Sinclair will provide a strong voice for CWILA and for women critics and writers in Canada."

Sue Sinclair is the author of four books of poetry and currently lives in Montreal. Of course, she is no stranger to readers of The Fiddlehead. She has been a long-time contributor as a book reviewer and has served as a judge of our annual contest. She is also a past UNB student, and last year she served as UNB's writer-in-residence. At that time The Fiddlehead's editorial assistant Kayla Geitzler had the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation for our Radio Fiddlehead podcast series.

Listen to the interview in your web browser 
(Right Click or Control Click on the above link to download mp3 file)

Congrats Sue!