THE RUSTY TOQUE - RUSTY TALK:
Sara Jane Strickland interviews Alex Leslie
Alex Leslie on revision: “Revision is my favourite part. I print it all out. I carry it around and cross things out. I write things in. I prune. I fiddle. It is like having a bonsai tree in your backpack that only you can see.”

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THE RUSTY TOQUE - RUSTY TALK:

Sara Jane Strickland interviews Alex Leslie

Alex Leslie on revision: “Revision is my favourite part. I print it all out. I carry it around and cross things out. I write things in. I prune. I fiddle. It is like having a bonsai tree in your backpack that only you can see.”

RUSTY TOQUE FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST


The Rusty Toque is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest chosen by our judge Lee Henderson.

1st Place
You Cannot Give Yourself a Nickname by John Jodzio
Prize: $800 + prize pack + chapbook publication.

2nd Place
Amateur Husbandry by Phillip Sterling
Prize: $50 + prize pack + publication (story)

3rd Place
The War Artist - Margaret Luongo
Prize: $50 + prize pack + publication (excerpt)

Honorable Mentions
Prophecies of Consummation and Suspension by kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff
Three Stories by Lori Garrison
3 by Meghan Allen

Thanks everyone who submitted to the 2014 Chapbook Contest.

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First Place – Fiction Prize Pack

Polyamorous Love Song, a novel by Jacob Wren (BookThug, 2014)
Nine Inches, stories by Tom Perrotta (House of Anansi, 2013)
Savage 1986-2011, a novel by Nathaniel G. Moore (Anvil Press, 2013)
Air Carnation by Guadalupe Muro (BookThug, 2014)
The Outside World, a novel by Barry Dempster (Pedlar Press, 2013)
The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky (Coach House, 2014)
The Devil and the Detective by John Goldbach (Coach House, 2013)

2nd Place – Fiction Prize Pack
Two Sisters of Borneo, a novel by Ian Hamilton (House of Anansi, 2014)
All the Rage by A.L. Kennedy, stories (House of Anansi, 2014)
Atomic Storybook, a novel by Ed MacDonald (Anvil Press, 2013)
Cake Song, poems by Yoko’s Dog (Pedlar Press, 2013)
A, fiction by André Alexis (BookThug, 2013)
Guyana by Elise Turcotte, trans. by Rhonda Mullins (Coach House, 2014)

3rd Place – Fiction Prize Pack
Serafim and Claire, a novel by Mark Lavorato, (House of Anansi, 2014)
A Bird’s Eye, a novel by Cary Fagan (House of Anansi, 2013)
Thorazine Beach, a novel by Bradley Harris (Anvil Press, 2013)
no angel, poems by Annie McLurg (Pedlar Press, 2013)
I Don’t Know How to Behave, a fiction by Michael Blouin (BookThug, 2013) Pastoral by Andre Alexis (Coach House, 2014)

We would like to thank our readers Amy Higgins, Rachel Ganzewinkel, Jennifer Nangreave, Kathryn Mockler, and Aaron Schneider, and our judge Lee Henderson.

Finally a special thanks to our sponsors without whom this contest would not be possible:

The Canada Council, Western University, Anvil Press, BookThug, Coach House Books, House of Anansi Press, Pedlar Press

(Source: therustytoque.com)

From Issue 6 - Where to Look by Chad Pelley

My father isn’t dead. There was no overturned kayak. No bloated body dangling upside down, with its limbs spinning around and around like a ceiling fan, into the sway of the sea. There was no salt in his eyes, no cold creaking in his bones. There were no fish biting at him as he hung upsidedown like easy bait.
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From Issue 6 - Where to Look by Chad Pelley

My father isn’t dead. There was no overturned kayak. No bloated body dangling upside down, with its limbs spinning around and around like a ceiling fan, into the sway of the sea. There was no salt in his eyes, no cold creaking in his bones. There were no fish biting at him as he hung upsidedown like easy bait.

Read More

http://www.therustytoque.com/fiction-chad-pelley.html

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