Issue 43: Fall 2018

Issue 43: Fall 2018 has arrived! This edition features yet another excellent array of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction representing the best new and established writing from Canada and beyond, as well as this year's winners of the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize.

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Excerpt From I can't get you out of my mind: A book of lies, sex, love, and Artificial Intelligence.

By Marianne Apostolides

  (α)   Ariadne arrives at the lab. It’s her first time here, in a building named after the Roman God of War. What an interesting choice, she...

Two Poems.

By Kayla Czaga

  FINNISH SCHOOLING I texted you, “Finnish Schooling,” and I’m sorry if you took it as a command. You’ve been out of school for years and...

Two Truths and a Lie.

By Alicia Elliott

In my first undergraduate fiction workshop, our professor had us play Two Truths and a Lie, a game in which you share three statements about yourself ...

“To Find Our Place”: In Conversation with Négar Djavadi.

By Lisa Mullenneaux

Négar Djavadi’s debut novel, Disoriental, is memorable for its high-spirited hero, Kimiâ, a queer punk-rock aficionado, storyteller extraordinaire...

Getting Off on the Sludge: A Review of Catherine Fatima’s Sludge Utopia.

By Margeaux Feldman

  “What turns on doesn’t obey optimism or ethics.” —Catherine Fatima, Sludge Utopia “Last night I slept with someone primarily due to o...

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November 21st, 2018

Issue 43: Fall 2018 is now live!

Dear Readers, Issue 43: Fall 2018 has finally arrived, and it brings with it an excellent array of pieces for your perusal. This issue’s fiction section features an excerpt from Marianne Apostolides’s I can’t get you out of my mind: A book of lies, sex, love, and Artificial Intelligence, “The Dementia Games” by Jennifer Batler,...

November 18th, 2018

2018 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize Shortlists Announced

The Puritan is pleased to present the shortlists for the 7th annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Fiction and Poetry! Judges Zoe Whittall and Kaveh Akbar have selected the top five entries for fiction and poetry, respectively. Winners and runners-up will be announced at The Puritan’s annual Black Friday extravaganza at the Monarch Tavern i...

October 15th, 2018

The Puritan Launches Literature in Translation Fall 2018 Supplement

Dear Readers, On this crisp October morning, we are pleased to announce that our second supplementary issue of 2018, Literature in Translation, has now launched! In his introduction, guest editor Derick Mattern notes, “When two languages meet, a conversation begins. All the more so when multiple languages come together.” This supplement convers...