Issue 36: Winter 2017

Issue 36: Winter 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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By David Huebert

This is the third story in a linked trilogy, all three installments of which are published in The Puritan. Part two, “Silicon Giddy” appeared in...

Two Poems.

By Canisia Lubrin

Aftershocks for Dionne Brand   No rescue. Escape was the farthest She could come, away from that island—that chance she would take on that ston...

Toasting the Apocalypse.

By Rebecca Salazar

It is barely five in the morning, and I am at the Fredericton airport. For those who have never been through the departures lounge of the Fredericton ...

Telling the Untold: An Interview with Vanessa Hua.

By Allegra Hyde

Vanessa Hua, a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, is the author of Deceit and Other Possibilities (Willow Publishing, 2016). She received a Ron...

Every Possible Problem in the World: A Review of The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen.

By Anita Lahey

The Heat of the Day Elizabeth Bowen Penguin London, U.K. 1987 (originally published in 1948), 330 pp., 9780140088533 Allow me to present a woman at a...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

February 27th, 2017

Issue 36: Winter 2017 is now Live!

Dear Friends, Writers, Associates— It gives us great pleasure to announce the release of Issue 36: Winter 2017 of The Puritan—stacked with new fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews from some of the best up-and-coming writers in Canada. We have new fiction from Susan Sanford Blades, Stephen Thomas, A.M. Lang, and the third instalment ...

February 1st, 2017


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November 23rd, 2016

Issue 35: Fall 2016 Is Now Live!

Dear Friends, Writers, Colleagues— The Puritan is thrilled to announce the release of Issue 35: Fall 2016—yet another collection of all-new fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews to be proud of. Discover new short stories by Pauline Holdstock, Cian Cruise, Joseph O’Malley, and Aaron Schneider. Enjoy new poems by Dani Couture, Mauree...