National Magazine Award for Floating

Back in the summer of 2018, I shot a series of portraits with lovely photographer Grant Harder to accompany my short fiction piece Tremors, which appeared in Maisonneuve that September. Grant was a gem, I floated into the ocean at Jericho Beach, we caught the light, it was a hoot.

In a fun twist, Grant’s images recently won Gold in the portrait photography category at the National Magazine Awards! It’s as close as I’ve been to date to the NMAs, and I’m pleased as punch for Grant. Always a treat to see an artist at work up close. Ocean swims any time, Grant!

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In Print: Maisonneuve

I get to type some pretty cool and unexpected words today: I have a story in Maisonneuve.

My fiction child “Tremors” appears in the fall edition, Issue 69, accompanied by double-spread art photography, and I just couldn’t be more honoured.

There are so many shout-outs that need shouting, including incredible thanks to Maisonneuve’s editorial team of andrea bennett and Selena Ross. Credit also goes to Vancouver photographer and all-round mensch Grant Harder, who made wading out into the ocean at Jericho Beach seem like a great idea (and it totally was). I mean, this might be the closest I get to being a centrefold, y’all.

Photo credit: Grant Harder

Photo credit: Grant Harder

You can order your copy of Maisy here. I’ll be hoarding mine for the rest of time.

Emily

An Interview: In Conversation with andrea bennett

I sat down a while back and had a conversation with good friend and poet andrea bennett on the wonderful world of submissions. We chatted about acceptance and rejection, and how to bounce back from disappointment. Read it here or by clicking the logo below, and check out Maisonneuve magazine for a regular dose of literary greatness.

An Interview: Created Here

 
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Summer has got me seriously behind the 8 ball on news, but it's high time I shared a lovely interview I got to have with my good friend and New Brunswick arts aficionado Marie-Hélène Morrell. Marie-Hélène is the founder of Created Here, a directory working to catalogue and connect creative-types from my home province. Her site is gorgeous, and her work is vitally important. In June, she and I had a back-and-forth e-mail conversation that covered everything from day jobs to inspiration. Find it here or by clicking the logo. Glam photographs by the very talented Chris Loh.

 
 

Book Launch: The Mystics of Mile End

I love promoting my brilliant friends, and let me tell you, Sigal Samuel is amongst the brilliantist! You don't know Sigal, you say? Well then lucky you, because tonight, in Vancouver, the amazing Ms. Samuel is launching her debut novel The Mystics of Mile End! I was lucky enough to see early drafts of this book, and can tell you that it is beautiful, smart, and contains just the right amount of magic. Sigal is a force. Come to the launch, buy her book, get her to sign it, and bask in the wonder that is this up-and-coming Montreal-via-New-York novelist. (It should also be noted that the rest of the roster for the evening is pretty darn stacked! Amazing writers galore!) Details below.

Emily

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