As the window to submit to Issue 33: Spring 2016 is now closed, The Puritan will now be accepting submissions to Issue 34: Summer 2016. And with that, we are pleased to announce the launch of the second iteration of our Guest Summer Editors Series: one of the ways The Puritan strives to expand its editorial scope and add to the quality of writing we publish.
That means, like last year, we have two special guest editors for Issue 34: Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer for fiction, and Sonnet L’Abbé for poetry. Essays, interviews, and reviews will be processed normally.
For now, and while you polish up those submissions, get to know our guest editors below.
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the bestselling author of the novels All the Broken Things, Perfecting, and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the short story collection, Way Up. Her fiction has recently been published in Granta Magazine, The Walrus, 7X7 LA, Storyville, This Magazine and Significant Objects. Kathryn has written has been shortlisted for The Toronto Book Award, The Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and The ReLit Prize, has won Danuta Gleed and the Sidney Prizes, and been longlisted for CBC Reads 2016. She is associate faculty in the MFA at the University of Guelph, and has taught extensively for the University of Toronto School for Continuing Studies and online through The New York Times Knowledge Network. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé is a poet, essayist and public speaker. The author of two collections of poetry, A Strange Relief and Killarnoe, L’Abbé was the editor of Best Canadian Poetry 2014 and was the 2015 Edna Staebler Writer in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has taught creative writing at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan and at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Dr. L’Abbé is also currently a creative writing and English instructor at Vancouver Island University.
The deadline for submissions is June 25, 2016. Please see our submissions page for further details.