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Issue 3, Volume 20 | March 2023

Issue 221, winter 2022

new winter issue

Featuring Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize winner Andréa Ledding.

Cover art by Bracken Hanuse Corlett.

by Ashleigh A. Allen, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Laura Carter, Patrick Grace, Danielle Hubbard, Ashley Kunsa, Y. S. Lee, Steve McOrmond, Khashayar "Kess" Mohammadi, Peter O'Donovan, Ana Pedraja (translated by Travis Price and Leroy Gutiérrez), Bradley Peters, Catherine St. Denis, and Owen Torrey.

Fiction by Richard Downing, Anita Harag (translated by Walter Burgess and Marietta Morry), Joanne John, Oscar Martens, Corinne Stikeman, and Barbara Tran.

Creative nonfiction
by Byron Armstrong and Emily McKibbon.

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$10 off until March 31!

Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction banner

Calling all emerging writers—this contest is for those who have yet to publish a book of fiction. We've increased the prize this year to CAD $1,250! Plus, if you enter by March 31, you'll get an Early Bird discount of $10 off your initial entry fee.

This year's judge:
Susan Sanford Blades (interview below)

Early Bird discount entry fee until March 31, 2023 (includes a 1-yr print sub):
$15 CAD for each entry from Canada
$25 CAD for each entry from elsewhere
$15 CAD for each additional entry, no limit

Full contest guidelines on our website.

Susan Sanford Blades, Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction judge

Susan Sanford BladesWork Study student Colleen Bidner talks with the 2023 Far Horizons judge about her debut novel, the importance of connecting with other authors, and tips for emerging writers.


CB: What techniques do you hope to see in a winning Far Horizons story?

SSB: The ideal story will make me consider what it means to be human in a new light. It will make me laugh, cry, gasp, and think. It will have a beating heart. Its characters will be flawed and honest (and if not honest, at least vulnerable). It will appeal to all the senses. Every single word will serve the story. Its ending will land—it will give me confidence the author knew exactly what the story needed before it left us. I also love snappy dialogue and a great simile.

Read the rest of Susan Sanford Blades' interview.

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