Issue 39: Fall 2017

Our fall issue is now live! Look inside for some of the best new Canadian and international fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews, and stay posted for the winning stories and poems from this year's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize to be announced November 24th.

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Elliott, Adam, Elly, and Me.

By Charlotte Joyce Kidd

Elliott. I’ve never been so absorbed in anyone. I think I gave myself to him because of the other things I was supposed to belong to. I woke up one ...

Two Poems.

By Faith Arkorful

  Vacation And on the third day we went to Grand Etang and I was still alive. Death digs its way into every vacation and in this homecoming I gro...

Leaving Istanbul.

By Maria Eliades

When the coup attempt happened on July 15th, 2016, I was in Greece. I was sitting on the balcony of a beach-front hotel outside Thessaloniki, in one o...

“Readers will Feel Somewhat Torn”: An Interview with Martha Baillie.

By John Stintzi

Martha Baillie’s most recent novel, If Clara, was published in Canada by Coach House Books in 2017, and will be published in France by Actes Sud i...

“The Terrible Bloom Of What We Planted”: Three Canadians Confront Israel/Palestine.

By Aaron Kreuter

  Recently, there has been a spate of books published in Canada, both fiction and non-fiction, that take the communal mythos of Israel—whether ...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

November 22nd, 2017

Issue 39: Fall 2017 is now live!

Dear Reader, It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but we’re pleased to announce that the last issue of The Puritan for 2017 is here for the reading. In the fiction section, Charlotte Joyce Kidd navigates love and friendship and the space in between in “Elliott, Adam, Elly, and Me,” Brad Casey makes us look twice at the stars a...

November 20th, 2017

Black Friday VI: A Year-End Celebration!

Black Friday VI nears! Every Black Friday, The Puritan celebrates another year of publishing. This is our sixth Black Friday party and our 10th year as a magazine. Join the editors, readers, staff, and some fantastic Puritan contributors for our annual fall party this Friday at The Monarch Tavern. There will be readings, drinks, and dancing! Black ...

November 9th, 2017

Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literature Longlist Announced

The Puritan is pleased to present the longlist for the 6th annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Fiction and Poetry! This year’s entries will be judged by Heather O’Neill (fiction) and Suzanne Buffam (poetry). Winners and runners-up will be announced at The Puritan’s annual Black Friday extravaganza at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto on Novemb...