Issue 37: Spring 2017

Issue 37: Spring 2017​ has arrived! This edition​ features yet another incredible array of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction that represents the best in new and established Canadian writing.

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Thrill Bucket Spider.

By Jane Awde Goodwin

  I lost my whole life in a walrus’s mouth. In one second, one gulp of air, I realized my destiny and lost it at the same time. You get born. ...

693 Cemetery Road.

By Maureen Hynes

  We lived a week in the slope-ceilinged, head-hitting house, banged our knees against the banister, tied pillows over our brains, covered our he...

Is That Her?: When Alice Munro Stories Turn into Spanish Films.

By Sue Sorensen

When Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, I was one of those in the literary community tapped to provide comment. My selection...

“Inescapable and Unknowable”: On Animals and Poetry.

By Laura Clarke and Kate Sutherland

Kate Sutherland’s first collection of poems, How to Draw a Rhinoceros (BookThug), has been shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Asso...

The Meaning Was Mine(d) : A Review of Twoism by Ali Blythe and anybody by ari banias.

By Catherine Owen

Twoism Ali Blythe icehouse poetry 500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 330 Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5X4 2015, 72 pp., $19.95, 9780864928733   anyb...

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News and Announcements.

May 29th, 2017

Issue 37: Spring 2017 is now live!

Dear Friends, Writers, Associates— We are pleased to announce the launch of Issue 37: Spring 2017 of The Puritan Magazine! Replete with a veritable cornucopia of new fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews from some of the best emerging and established writers in Canada and beyond, we hope it makes for excellent reading in the park or ...

April 10th, 2017


The Puritan is now be accepting submissions for Issue 38: Summer 2017. And with that, we are pleased to announce the launch of the third iteration of our Guest Summer Editors Series: one of the ways The Puritan strives to expand its editorial scope and add to the quality of writing we publish. That means, like last year, we have two special g...

April 5th, 2017


Do you have strong opinions about contemporary poetry and fiction? Do you have the editorial chops and a desire to work with emerging writers? Do you want to play a role in shaping Canada’s literary conversation? If so, you should throw your hat into the ring to become The Puritan’s new Reviews Editor! We are currently looking for a dedicated, ...