Issue 41: Spring 2018

Issue 41: Spring 2018 is now live! Check out the latest selection of fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews from some of the best emerging and established writers from Canada and beyond, including this issue's featured story, "Emissaries" by Youssef Rakha!

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By Youssef Rakha

And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself t...

Wrong Number.

By Heather Christle

Wrong Number   The urge to comfort everyone for what happened to them in your dream. The recurring belief that a pulled-up daisy, roots still clu...

The House Concert.

By Gillian Turnbull

Inside, this house is like so many other Calgary homes. Up carpeted steps, on which we discreetly wipe stockinged feet drenched by puddles at the fron...

“The Atlantic is Full of Ghosts”: An Interview with Alexandra Lucas Coelho.

By Maria Meindl

I first learned of Alexandra Coelho’s work at a panel discussion she was on, called “Literature Under Authoritarianism.” It was and event put on...

A Life Parallel: A Review of Sina Queyras’s My Ariel.

By Kasia van Schaik

  “Judging your mother is like throwing a boomerang.” This quote by the late Quebec novelist Nelly Arcan serves as the nerve centre of Sina Q...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

August 11th, 2018

Join The Puritan Publicity Team This Fall

Are you interested in literary publishing and looking for a crash course in Toronto’s vibrant literary scene? Are you outgoing and social media savvy, comfortable with creating connections both online and in person The Puritan is currently seeking two to three new Fall Publicity Agents to assist our team with the promotion, development, and overa...

May 14th, 2018

Announcing the Seventh Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence

The Puritan is proud to announce that this year’s writing contest, the Seventh Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is now open! This year our writing contest will be judged by Zoe Whittall (fiction) and Kaveh Akbar (poetry). We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s judges and we hope you are too. This year the ...

May 7th, 2018

The Puritan Launches New Spring Supplement On Literary Suburbia

Dear Readers, We are pleased to announce that our first supplementary issue of 2018, on Literary Suburbia, has now launched! In her introduction, guest editor Kathryn Stagg notes that the stock images we have of the suburbs as a place where “melancholic teenage girls commit suicide, where marriages fall apart behind closed doors, and where se...