Monday, January 26, 2015

Introducing the Judges for The Fiddlehead's 24th Annual Literary Contest

We have now closed The Fiddlehead's Annual Literary contest, and we are thrilled to announce the panel of judges reading the submissions this year.

Fiction Judge

Craig Davidson, credit Kevin Kelly
Craig Davidson was born and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, near Niagara Falls. He has published three previous books of literary fiction: Rust and Bone, which was made into a feature film of the same name, The Fighter, and Sarah Court. Davidson is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick, and his articles and journalism have been published in the National Post, Esquire, GQ, The Walrus, and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his partner and their child.

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The Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize Judges

Jeramy Dodds
Jeramy Dodds grew up in Orono, Ontario, Canada. He is the winner of the 2006 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and the 2007 CBC Literary Award for poetry. His first collection of poems, Crabwise to the Hounds, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won the Trillium Book Award for poetry. He is a poetry editor at Coach House Books. His most recent publication is an English translation of the Poetic Edda. He is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick.

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Sina Queyras

Sina Queyras is the author most recently of MxT. She lives and works in Montreal.

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Danny Jacobs
Danny Jacobs’ poems have been published in a variety of journals across Canada, including The Fiddlehead, Arc, Event, The Malahat Review, Grain, and Hazlitt, among others. He has also written reviews for Maisonneuve and Vallum. His first book, Songs That Remind Us of Factories
(Nightwood, 2013), was shortlisted for the 2014 Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Danny completed an MA in creative writing at The University of New Brunswick in 2008 (he did a fiction thesis) and went on to do an MLIS at Dalhouise (2011). Danny now lives with his wife in Riverview, NB and works as the librarian in the village of Petitcodiac.You can follow him on Twitter: @DannyJJacobs. 

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Contest winners (including the honourable mentions) will be featured in our Spring 2015 Issue No. 263.