My story, "The Crossing," just won the Humber Literary Review's Emerging Writers Fiction Contest! Just the other day I was thinking how amazing the judges (Cherie Dimaline and Ayelet Tsabari) are and how there was no way they would choose my story. I'm so thrilled they did! "The Crossing" will appear in print in June. Stay tuned to read … Continue reading “The Crossing” Wins The Humber Literary Review’s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest
Category: Short Fiction
New story in the Fiddlehead!
I have a new short story out in the summer issue of the Fiddlehead. (Sharing pages with Eden Robinson = swoon ) I wrote this one in late 2015, taking inspiration from the chain-link fence that runs north-south along l'Acadie. The fence separates two of Montreal's most disparate neighbourhoods: Parc-Ex and Mount-Royal. Back when I wrote this, … Continue reading New story in the Fiddlehead!
December Recap: “Playing the Man” in Plenitude & Violet Hour Reading
Early last month, a story of mine titled "Playing the Man" was published online in Plenitude. This queer lit mag is publishing some of the most exciting writing in Canada—from authors like Kai Cheng Tom, Adèle Barclay, Kayla Czaga, and Sierra Skye Gemma, to name a few. All of the content is accessible for free online. If you haven't … Continue reading December Recap: “Playing the Man” in Plenitude & Violet Hour Reading
Matrix’s “Mad Pride” Issue On Newsstands Now
This just arrived in my mailbox yesterday! Featuring short fiction and poetry from a bunch of writers that I think are really great—Fawn Parker, Leanne Simpson, a.m. kozak, Benjamin Hertwig, Hiroki Tanaka, and many more. Stoked to have my story, "Golden Birthday," included. This issue is available for purchase ($8) here.
New Experimental Fiction in (parenthetical)
Thanks to Nicole Brewer and William Kemp of words(on)pages press for publishing Houseboat, an experimental fiction piece that I wrote this past spring (during the final, procrastination-fuelled months of my thesis) in issue 16 of (parenthetical). This zine has been a platform for emerging writers since 2014. Read the piece here, or check out the entire issue for free here. … Continue reading New Experimental Fiction in (parenthetical)
New Short Story in Cosmonaut’s Avenue
"The Host," a weird and darkly humorous story I wrote two winters ago, is out in the latest issue of Cosmonaut's Avenue! Click below to read.
New Short Fiction in Room’s Canadian Gothic Issue!
One of my short fiction pieces, titled "Night Collection," appears alongside fiction from award-winning Canadian author Aislinn Hunter and an interview with Eden Robinson in Room magazine's "Canadian Gothic" issue, on newsstands now! From the Room website: In Room’s call for submissions for this issue, we asked writers and artists how they imagine the gothic literary tradition manifests itself within Canada’s … Continue reading New Short Fiction in Room’s Canadian Gothic Issue!
New Short Fiction…Coming Soon!
This summer, I've been hard at work trying to wrap up my thesis project. In the meantime, after sending out A LOT of short fiction (and racking up my rejection count), I’m beyond thrilled to say I’ve found homes for some of my pieces in a handful of great Canadian lit mags. "Night Collection" is a short story which asks why we … Continue reading New Short Fiction…Coming Soon!
“Moira & the Moose” Goes Live!
I wrote this tree planting-inspired short story, featured in Issue 20 of the Maple Tree Literary Supplement, after my fourth season, which included few moose sightings from my truck, one apocalyptic forest fire, and all of the usual tree planting shenanigans. The Maple Tree Literary Supplement is a triannual literary publication featuring poetry, fiction, critical essays, … Continue reading “Moira & the Moose” Goes Live!