THE PURITAN: FRONTIERS OF NEW ENGLISH
The Puritan is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews.
The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature. Work featured here may push toward the symbolic frontier, challenging limitations and forging into previously unexplored aesthetic territory. But it may also revisit and revitalize traditional forms. The Puritan embraces work wherever it lands on the conceptual spectrum, so long as it is original, intelligent, and engaging.
So, pull up a chair, crack open the latest issue, and stay a while.
THOMAS MORTON PRIZE BACK AGAIN!
The Puritan is proud to announce the return of everyone’s favourite online literary contest! The Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence recognizes the best in fiction and poetry for 2013. The winner in each field will receive a generous prize package including monetary compensation as well as a collection of books from some of Canada’s most celebrated publishers. The winning entries will also appear in The Puritan Issue XXIII: Fall 2013 and be honoured at our launch party, Black Thursday.
Be the second pair of writers to pin the longest literary prize title onto your list of accolades. Brave the frontier today!
Bounties & Details
- Fiction: $900 / Poetry: $600
- Publication in The Puritan
- Prize Pack from various Canadian publishers, each worth approx. $600!
Cost per submission: $10 via PayPal
Fiction up to 12,000 words / Poetry up to 3 pages
Multiple submissions accepted!
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013
Visit our Submissions Page for more information!
THE PURITAN COMPENDIVM I STILL AVAILABLE
Our beautifully designed, hand-made, perfect-bound print anthology can be perused and purchased here.
Behold the EPIC ISSUE
The Puritan is proud to present its gargantuan 20th issue, a titanic tome of literary wizardry. Crack open the pages of this glorious grimoire & explore its sorcerous secrets.
Brace yourself for the primordial prose of David Hancock, Andrea Grassi & Patrick Roesle!
Prepare for prismatic poetry by Rich Ives, Bardia Sinaee, Marcus McCann, Sandra Lloyd, Peter Norman, Ben Ladouceur, Jessica Comola, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Rodney Wilhite, Finn Harvor, Robin Richardson, Liz Howard & Daniel Scott Tysdal!
Engage, if you are able, with two evocative & incendiary reviews of Matthew Tierney's Probably Inevitable by reviewers Phoebe Wang & Kevin Kvas!
Investigate, if you dare, an illusory interview by the mesmerizing E Martin Nolan as he duels with two poets, Matthew Tierney and Mat Henderson!
Enjoy the EPIC ISSUE, the milestone module that is destined to become a critical hit.
UPCOMING ISSUE CALL OUT!
Hurry up! The cutoff for Issue XXII: Summer 2013 is June 21, 2013.
In typical fashion, we plan to release our next issue at the end of the season it claims to represent. So, we're opening our pod-bay doors to submissions of fiction, poetry, reviews, recipes, and interviews. Check out our submission guidelines for more information.
Also, we're open to the idea of considering your artwork for upcoming covers. Potential covers should reflect the general visual theme of our current issue's cover and our wonderful website.
The Puritan: Something You Should Know About
Paul Vermeersch recently included The Puritan as one of his "Four Online Canadian Literary Journals You Should Know About" over at Open Book Toronto. With ditch, the poetry that matters, Joyland, a hub of short fiction, and Forget Magazine as the other three, it looks like we're in good company!
The Puritan is a mighty small mag!
At least, according to The Literary Type, the blog of The New Quarterly.
Check out the interview here.