Issue 47: Fall 2019

Issue 47: Fall 2019 has arrived! This edition features yet another incredible array of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including the winners and runners up of the Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Fiction and Poetry.

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My Mother Was a Girl Teen in the 1970s.

By Grace Alvino

  Earl Park New Jersey. Right next to Buena pronounced B-YEW-N-A 40-minute drive to Philly seven-minute walk to King’s Department Store yellow ...

Two Poems.

By Tanis Franco

The Remains of Earlier Temples Aeons ago in a misty bed with a coverlet as thin as dew but warm as blood, I knew someone, for seventy-two esoteric hou...

“Thinking outside the coffin”: An Interview with Dr. Dorisa Costello about the good, the bad, and the endlessly transformative creatures of the night.

By Julija Kalvelytė

Dr. Dorisa Costello has a long history with vampires, both personally and professionally. Her doctoral thesis combined critical and creative perspecti...

“the rougarou kept the community in its circle”: Review of Cherie Dimaline’s Empire of Wild.

By Tavleen Purewal

Is there joy—and can one find it—within a spatial and psychological circle, an enclosure separating one from their loved ones? Can sex make things...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

December 10th, 2019


Do you have strong opinions about contemporary poetry and fiction? Do you have the editorial chops and a desire to work with emerging writers? Do you want to play a role in shaping Canada’s literary conversation? If so, you should throw your hat into the ring to become The Puritan’s new Reviews Editor! We are currently looking for a dedicated i...

November 27th, 2019

Issue 47: Fall 2019 Has Arrived!

Dear Readers, Issue 47: Fall 2019 is here! It’s finally time to cozy up and dive into our latest issue. So bundle up, settle in, and enjoy our latest offering of excellent fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, and reviews. This issue’s fiction features “My Mother Was a Girl Teen in the 1970s” by Grace Alvino, “Quilombo” by Georgi...

November 25th, 2019

Announcing the 2019 Thomas Morton Prize Shortlists!

The results are in! We’re excited to announce the 2019 Thomas Morton Prize shortlists for both Fiction and Poetry. Fiction this year was judged by Michael Redhill and Poetry by Souvankham Thammavongsa. Thank you to this year’s judges and to everyone who entered the contest. You’ve helped us continue to produce this prize and publi...