The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead


The Fiddlehead

From the Editor

First published in 1945, The Fiddlehead is Atlanta Canada’s international literary journal and Canada’s longest living literary journal. Many – now well-known – writers have found their first home in our pages, and they, as well as some of our editors and assistants, have gone on to win Canadian and international awards and prizes. We publish short stories, poems, book reviews, and the occasional personal essay. Our full-colour covers feature the work of New Brunswick artists. Do not look at this journal as old! It is experienced; wise enough to recognize excellence; always looking for freshness and surprise.


The Fiddlehead is open to good short fiction and poetry in English from all over the world, we’re looking always for interesting work from both new and established writers. Work is read on an ongoing basis; acceptance is around 2% (we are, however, famous for our rejection notes). Our editors are always happy to see new work. Apart from our annual contest, we have no deadlines for submissions. Basic requirements for submissions are: Typed, double-spaced, spell-checked, and not over 4,000 words for fiction. Not more than 10 poems per submission (3 to 5 is best). No electronic submissions are accepted at this time. Please include a SASE, that is a self-addressed stamped envelope, and Canadian postage, International Coupons or cash for replies.


The Fiddlehead holds an annual literary contest. The categories are short fiction and poetry. The postmark deadline is 1 December and there are $4000.00 Canadian prizes (plus publication payment). For more details go to our website’s contest page at or email

Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere. No simultaneous submissions and no previously published (or accepted for publication) submissions.


Editor: Ross Leckie
Print Magazine? Yes
Circulation: 1200
Submission Guidelines:
Approximate Response Time 2 to 6 months
Publishes: four times a year
Year Founded: 1945


Mailing Address: Campus House, 11 Garland Court University of New Brunswick PO Box 4400 Fredericton NB E3B 5A3 Canada

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