Canada's longest living literary journal, 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 personal essays. 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 also sponsors an annual writing contest, presently in its 24th year; it is now open for submissions until December 1, 2014 (postmarked). There's a total of $5000 in prize money to be awarded! Our 23rd annual contest winners were published in The Fiddlehead 259 (spring 2014).
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