TODAY, Saturday, July 11th, 2020, is the Summer 2020 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

The topic is posted right here.

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead

The Fiddlehead
Campus House, 11 Garland Ct., P.O. Box 4400, University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5A3

Phone: 506 453-3501

Email address:

About The Publication:

“The Fiddlehead, Atlantic Canada’s international literary journal, is entertainment for the thoughtful with its mix of poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction by established and new writers.” Welcomes new writers. 100% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication.
Publishes within 2-3 issues of acceptance. Buys first serial publication rights – “all other rights remain with the author, but we ask if the work is reprinted elsewhere that the first publication in The Fiddlehead be acknowledged.” Responds usually 1-6 months.

Pays $60 CAD per page.

Current Needs:

“The Fiddlehead is open to good writing in English from all over the world, looking always for freshness and surprise. Our editors are always happy to see new unsolicited works in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Work is read all year round and we are have no themed issues coming up at this time. Apart from our annual contest, we have no deadlines for submissions.”

Pays $60 CAD per page. Minimum payment for story or poem is $60 CAD. Submit per the guidelines.

Pays $60 CAD per page.


The Fiddlehead does not consider unsolicited artwork unless the artist is from the province of New Brunswick.


“Probably the two most common mistakes are 1) writers not taking the time to make sure that submission looks professional (that is, making sure that the submission uses a clean, readable font, has been proofread, etc.) and 2) writers sending us work that isn’t suitable for The Fiddlehead (e.g., sending us a story for children complete with pictures). Before you submit to The Fiddlehead, please, at the very least, check out the website and look at the information on the current and past issues. On the current issue page we always publish a poem or two and an excerpt or two from the stories in that issue. Our previous issues page has the tables of contents of recent back issues so you can easily find out what authors have been published recently in The Fiddlehead.
Much better is to read an issue or two to get a sense of whether The Fiddlehead would be a suitable venue for your work. Take the time to proofread everything before sending it out. If you have any questions then contact us via email or by phone with your questions.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes