Canada's longest living literary journal — now in its 70th year of publication, The Fiddlehead is published four times a year at the University of New Brunswick,
with the generous assistance of the university, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of New Brunswick.
First published in 1945, The Fiddlehead is known as a WHO'S WHO in Can. Lit. Many — now well-known — writers have found their first home in our pages, and they, as well as some of our editors and assistants, have gone on to win awards and prizes across the country and around the world.
Do not look at this journal as old!
It is experienced; wise enough to recognize excellence; always looking for
freshness and surprise. Interested in submitting? You can find our submissions guidelines here.
The Fiddlehead publishes short stories, poems, book reviews, and a small number of creative non-fiction pieces. Our full-colour covers have become collectors’ items, and feature work by New Brunswick artists and from New Brunswick museums and art galleries. The Fiddlehead's annual writing contest, now in its 25th year, is now open. The deadline is December 1, 2015 (postmarked). The winners and honourable mentions will be published in our spring 2016 issue.
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For news, recent awards, sneak peeks of upcoming issues, and other information please visit The Fiddlehead’s blog or like The Fiddlehead on Facebook. And now you can follow us on Twitter! @Fiddlehd.