Issue 46: Summer 2019

Issue 46: Summer 2019 has arrived! This edition features yet another incredible array of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction representing the best new and established writing from Canada and beyond.

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Why did Rhiannon leave her successful musician boyfriend Stuart, change her name to Beth, and move to a town near where she grew up, only to arrive on the doorstep of Allan, her former best friend who was beginning to develop a crush on her when she originally left the area, aged thirteen?.

By Nick Lord Lancaster

  1. She realized she didn’t love Stuart anymore. (She was never any good at conflict and decided that running away and changing her name witho...

Two Poems.

By Hoa Nguyen

VIETNAMESE SUPERNATURALISM NOTES: DIVINE MOTHER Bring moon-infused water silt-ways     silt mouth slit open     cleanse with smoke Lady of the R...

“I’m a Magpie”: In Conversation with Ho Che Anderson.

By Nehal El-Hadi

I first came across Ho Che Anderson’s work in The Beguiling in Toronto in 2008. I was escaping the weather or I was killing time or I have never nee...

A Review of Ali Blythe’s Hymnswitch.

By Stewart Cole

Ali Blythe’s second collection opens with a string of three longer poems, each unfolding over several pages, each remarkable for its precision of im...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

October 3rd, 2019

Morton Prize Deadline Extended to October 15th!

Missed the deadline to enter the Thomas Morton Prize the first time? Don’t worry, you’ve got more time! The deadline for the Thomas Morton Prize has been extended to October 15th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. In case our writing contest is news to you, this year’s judges are Michael Redhill for fiction and Souvankham Thammavongsa for poetry. The w...

September 20th, 2019

The Puritan Says Goodbye to Myra Bloom and André Forget

Our latest Summer Issue has been out for several weeks, and it will be the last issue for two of our beloved two staff members. Reviews Editor Myra Bloom and Editor-in-Chief André Forget are both retiring from the magazine. Myra has been on The Puritan team since 2017 when she took over the reviews department, and first appeared as a contributor t...

August 26th, 2019

Issue 46: Summer 2019 Has Arrived!

Dear Readers, The sun is setting earlier and the nights are getting cooler, but summer isn’t done yet, especially now that Issue 46: Summer 2019 has finally arrived! This issue’s fiction features “Why did Rhiannon leave her successful musician boyfriend Stuart, change her name to Beth, and move to a town near where she grew up, only to ...