Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Rebecca Campbell

A self-described “writer of weird stories and climate-change fiction” (who “really like[s] ghosts, parasites, and A.I.s” too), Rebecca Campbell explores what-if scenarios that appear fantastical at a glance. Upon closer inspection, though, the Windsor, Ontario, ... Read More »

August 3, 2022 | Filed under: Fiction: Short, Reviews

By Conor Kerr

The debut short-story collection from Métis-Ukrainian writer and educator Conor Kerr, Avenue of Champions, is an account of disenfranchisement and displacement, both historical and contemporary. Its historical roots lie in the late 19th century, “when ... Read More »

October 27, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Short, Reviews

By Kate Cayley

The last word in Householders, the affecting new collection of stories from Toronto writer Kate Cayley, is “home” – appropriate for a book that so assiduously interrogates notions of identity and belonging. In it, characters ... Read More »

October 6, 2021 | Filed under: Fiction: Short, Reviews

By Kristyn Dunnion

What an assured and attractively variegated collection of stories. Set in Toronto and small-town southern Ontario, Kristyn Dunnion’s 13 short pieces are marvellous feats of pacing and styling bolstered by vibrant characterization and enviable turns ... Read More »

December 7, 2020 | Filed under: Fiction: Short, Reviews