The Fiddlehead

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Jordan Abe, Paige Cooper, Norman Dubie, Steven Heighton, Travis Lane, Mona'a Malik, Lee Maracle, Eden Robinson, Joshua Whitehead, Daniel Woodrell
Reading Periods: 
Jan 1 to Mar 31
Sep 15 to Nov 30
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
$12 for fall, winter, spring; $18 for summer
Subscription Price: 
$35 CAD for Canadian addresses, $40 USD for international addresses
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English or translations into English from all over the world and in a variety of styles, including experimental genres.

Tips From the Editor

We are always happy to see new unsolicited works in short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We also publish reviews, and occasionally other selected creative work such as excerpts from novels and plays. We particularly welcome submissions from Indigenous writers, writers of colour, writers with disabilities, LGBTQQIA+ writers, and writers from other intersectional and underrepresented communities.

If you are serious about submitting, read an issue or two to get a sense of the journal. Mailed submissions are accepted all year-round. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but writers may only submit once per calendar year per genre. Please take the time to check out the full submission guidelines.

Contact Information

Ian LeTourneau, Managing Editor
Campus House, 11 Garland Court
P.O. Box 4400
E3B 5A3
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Last updated: Jan 31, 2024