"Resurfacing" will appear in the seventh volume of the Carter V. Cooper (CVC) Short Fiction anthology. Congratulations to the winners! https://www.facebook.com/exile.writers/posts/1459090597504795
"Resurfacing," a short story I wrote this spring, was recently longlisted for the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Prize in the emerging writer category. The winner will be announced next week. Stay tuned! https://www.facebook.com/exile.writers/posts/1450169561730232
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!
I recently reviewed poet Adéle Barclay's Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize-winning collection, If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out For You, published by Nightwood Editions. This issue also includes superb new work by Carleigh Baker, Ruth Daniell, and Kayla Czaga, as well as a really inspiring interview with Chelsea Rooney. Order it here.
These two stories about brothers are wildly different. The Orange Grove asks what brothers, and indeed all humans, are capable of, while Clerson’s debut novel eschews reality, causing the reader to question what is truth and what is myth. Together, they announce an exciting future for Quebec fiction in translation.
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
QC Fiction is a new imprint that's put out three fantastic titles this year, one of which I recently reviewed for PRISM international. I like what they're up to, which is why I'm happy to be a part of their most recent translation project. Chaque automne j'ai envie to mourir, a short story collection by Véronique Côté and … Continue reading “I Never Talk About It” Out Next Year With QC Fiction
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.
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)
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Eric Dupont's Life in the Court of Matane, translated by Peter McCambridge. About which I had to say this: "Spanning 1976 to 1983, this novel, which was originally published in French in 2008 under the title Bestiaire, is chock full of [...] Quebec “zeitgeist” moments, accompanied by the narrator’s … Continue reading Review: Life in the Court of Matane