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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.

This year, as part of our 70th anniversary, we're looking for submissions from readers about their relationship with The Fiddlehead. Email us (max. 250 words) at and let us know why you read The Fiddlehead. What has it meant to you? What was the first issue you read? What exciting literary voices did you discover? Select submissions will be published in upcoming issues and online. Submissions may be edited for space considerations. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy!

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. The 24th annual contest closed on December 1, 2014 and the winners will be published in our Spring 2015 issue. The 25th annual contest will open after the spring issue comes out.

If you're looking for copies of The Fiddlehead near you, please check out our Retailers page under the Resources tab. There you'll find a list of Canadian magazine retailers that stock The Fiddlehead!

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