Category: short stories

Awesome Authors 2019

It’s time for all the young writers in Ottawa to get their awesome on! The Ottawa Public Library wants you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and write a poem, short story, or comic (or all three!) to enter into the OPL’s…

Writing Spaces

My tiny home office was featured in this week’s “Writing Spaces,” a regular blog post from The New Quarterly. This is a fabulous weekly feature from TNQ that offers a peek into the working spaces of each issue’s writers, along with inspiring anecdotes and…

A Smattering of Evans

I was thrilled to receive my contributor copies of Issue 147 of The New Quarterly this week. My short story, “On Sulphur Mountain,” is one of eight stories featured in this issue. I’ve had a chance to read them all, and they’re wonderful —…

Good Reading

I just received my copies of the latest Pot-Pourri — that’s the annual volume of youth writing published by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). This lovely book contains all the winning poems and stories from last year’s Awesome Authors Contest, a…

My Latest Story (Not for Children)

My latest short story, “Mr. Boots,” has just come out in the Summer 2017 issue of The Fiddlehead. (Yes, that’s me peeking inside the magazine at left, and yes, I could use some eye drops and a mascara wand. What can I say? I’ve…

Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets (R-Z)

Here is the last instalment of my favourite Can-lit journals aka short story markets. NB: These are not ALL the magazines out there in our northern land. This is my personal list of lit-mags that publish the kind of short fiction I read and write,…

Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets N-Q

Continuing on the last couple of posts, here are another 10 excellent Canadian literary journals that short story writers can submit to. The Nashwaak Review (Fredericton, New Brunswick) Publishes original work from new and established writers and artists from across Canada, with an Atlantic…

Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets (F-M)

Continuing on last week’s blog, here are another 10+ excellent Canadian literary journals that short story writers can submit to. The Feathertale Revew (Ottawa, Ontario) A humour magazine that publishes hip literary and entertaining work from Canadian writers. 2 issues/year (print and online). Since…

Canadian Literary Short Fiction Markets (A-E)

I wrote short stories in my youth and published a dozen in Canadian literary journals–long defunct ones like Writ and Quarry, and still-going-strong ones like The Windsor Review and The New Quarterly (it really was a new quarterly back then). Though I’ve kept up…

Friday Fable: The Novelist and the Literary Journal that Paid $30

You may know the old story, “The Angler and the Little Fish:” An angler spent all morning casting and reeling in the hot sun, dreaming about the bucketload of trout and walleye he might catch, how delicious they’d taste fried in butter, how his wife would…

Friday Fable: The Writer and the Word Limit

You may have heard the old story, The Crow and the Pitcher: A crow was nearly dead of thirst when he spied a pitcher of water on a picnic table just beside the dried-up river bed. He flew over and tried to take a sip…

Cordelia’s Valentine, part of “Shakespeare High”

Check out my modern take on the Lear family in “Cordelia’s Valentine,” part of a new series of original short fiction by Canadian young adult authors published on the CBC Canada Writes website this month, in honour of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Here’s the shortlink direct…

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