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  • Volume 34, No.3, Fall 2013


    Birk Sproxton: A Tribute

    This issue features writing by, about, and in tribute to Birk Sproxton. The author and editor of 8 books, Sproxton was born in Flin Flon and made the North and the three western prairie provinces the focus of his acclaimed creative and critical work until his death in 2007. New work by Kimmy Beach, Dennis Cooley and Joan Crate pay tribute to his life and career, and critical assessments are presented by Alison Calder, Sue Matheson and Christian Riegel. Five new works by Sproxton appear in print for the first time.

  • Volume 34, No.2, Summer 2013


    This issue features the winning entries to the 2012 writing contests – new work by first-place winners Rosaria Campbell, Jennifer Still & Trevor Corkum, as well as the runners-up in each category.

  • Volume 34, No.1, Spring 2013


    This issue features new work by Esmé Claire Keith, winner of last year’s McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and by Warren Cariou and Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, co-editors of the award-winning anthology Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water. It also includes a short Boreality section with work by Donna Besel, Richard Van Camp and Di Brandt.

  • Volume 33, No.4, Winter 2012


    This issue features a previously unpublished story by Carol Shields and the 2012 Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture by Robert Currie.

  • Volume 33, No.3, Fall 2012


    The Visionary Art of Sharon Butala

    This issue contains a special section, edited by Geoff Hancock, of reminiscences, essays and interviews that celebrate Sharon Butala as a literary writer, historian, conservationist, and as an original literary personality whom the Toronto Star has called "one of Canada's true visionaries." The issue is rounded out by a wonderful selection of fiction and poetry.

  • The Winnipeg Connection: Writing Lives at Mid-Century


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    Edited and with an introduction by Birk Sproxton

  • Carol Shields: The Arts of a Writing Life


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    Edited by Neil K. Besner

  • VOLUME 33, NO.2, Summer 2012


    Writing Contest Winners

    This issue features the winning entries of the 2011 writing contests. Judges were Marilyn Bowering (fiction), Sylvia Legris (poetry), Lawrence Scanlan (creative non-fiction).

  • Volume 32, NO.3, Fall 2011


    BC Poets: Goldberg, Lau, Tregebov

    This issue contains fiction by Jane E. Martin, Nola Poirier and Damian Tarnopolsky, plus poetry by Kim Goldberg, Evelyn Lau and Rhea Tregebov, to name but a few of the many talented contributors. Cover image: Cheerleader (detail) by Sarah Anne Johnston

  • Volume 32, NO.2, Summer 2011


    This issue features the prize-winning stories, poems and articles of our 2010 writing contests – fiction judged by Joan Thomas, creative non-fiction judged by Hal Niedzviecki, and the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award judged by Christian Bök – along with other writing. Cover image: Prairies (detail) by Janet Werner

  • Volume 31, NO.4, Winter 2010


    Annie Simpson: Poetry and Community

    The highlight of this issue is Anne Simpson’s 2010 Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture, “Poetry and Community.” The issue also includes poetry by Anne Simpson, as well as by Patrick Friesen, Harold Rhenisch and Rachel Rose, non-fiction by J. Jill Robinson, and fiction by Sam Ruddick (USA), Colin Snowsell, Kirsten Madsen and Trevor Corkum. Cover image: “Untitled” (detail) from the series Hybrid Human by Wanda Koop