Issue 40: Winter 2018

Issue 40: Winter 2018 is here! Our 40th issue contains a suite of poems from our featured poet, Ian Williams, and new work from some of the most exciting established and emerging writers in Canada and beyond.

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Trying To Get Over.

By Lynn Crosbie

In 1968, Mattel introduced the first Black Barbie doll, Christie. She came in four models: Talking, Twist ‘n Turn, Live Action, and Malibu. The firs...

Five Poems.

By Ian Williams

The Great Exhaustion You are getting sleepy very sleepy. When you wake you will not remember any of this. You will awake as if from a routine cleaning...

Young Blood.

By Alex Quicho

To make blood marmalade, first you need a quart of new blood—if not from a willful donor, then a freshly guillotined neck. If the execution is publi...

The Many Reinventions of Atlantic Canadian Fiction: A Roundtable.

By Trevor Corkum

It’s notoriously difficult and downright foolish to attempt to define the literature of an entire region, particularly a region with as much diversi...

Becoming-Gods: Canisia Lubrin’s Army of Revolutionary Zombies.

By Jessica MacEachern

  In “Zombies,” a song from Awaken, My Love! (2016), Childish Gambino sings about the struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape cra...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

March 26th, 2018

Deadline Extended: Publicity Agent Applications

We’ve extended our deadline! You now have until April 9, 2018 to apply to become a publicity agent with The Puritan this spring. Please send applications to Read on for more details about becoming a publicity agent. Are you interested in literary publishing and looking for a crash course in Toronto’s vibr...

March 6th, 2018

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March 5th, 2018

Issue 40: Winter 2018 is here!

Dear Readers, On the cusp of spring, we are pleased to announce the launch of our 40th issue. The new issue includes excellent short stories from both sides of the Atlantic, from Lynn Crosbie’s “Trying To Get Over” and Jowita Bydlowska’s “Pat Pat Pat Pat Pat” to Kirsty Logan’s “We Can Make Something G...