Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Catriona Wright

The first story in Catriona Wright’s debut collection, Difficult People, features a failed academic who has found herself working as a content moderator for an internet company. As an academic, she studied chronology in Alice ... Read More »

November 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Melissa Bull

The first story in Catriona Wright’s debut collection, Difficult People, features a failed academic who has found herself working as a content moderator for an internet company. As an academic, she studied chronology in Alice ... Read More »

November 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By K.D. Miller

K.D. Miller’s new volume of linked stories unfolds in dialogue with the work of the late painter Alex Colville. Each story is preceded by a reproduction of one of Colville’s spare, almost sculptural renderings of ... Read More »

October 18, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By H.B. Hogan

Someone always seems to be tossing out the idea that short-story collections are “having a moment” or “finally getting their due.” This kind of hyperbole is difficult to quell and doesn’t tell us much in ... Read More »

September 24, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Alex Leslie

We All Need to Eat is Lambda Award–winning author Alex Leslie’s third book and second collection of short fiction. Over the course of nine linked stories, she presents intense moments from the emotional and psychological ... Read More »

September 20, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil writes stories about men doing manly things. In this, his most immediate and significant literary predecessor is Hemingway, but Keevil also stakes out ground among a group of younger Canadian writers – Kevin ... Read More »

September 6, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Paul Carlucci

Darkly majestic but notably grim, Paul Carlucci’s third story collection luxuriates in misery. While Carlucci immerses readers in swampiness, the mammoth stories in C.P. Boyko’s challenging third collection draw attention to writerly technique. Though Carlucci’s ... Read More »

August 9, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By C.P. Boyko

Darkly majestic but notably grim, Paul Carlucci’s third story collection luxuriates in misery. While Carlucci immerses readers in swampiness, the mammoth stories in C.P. Boyko’s challenging third collection draw attention to writerly technique. Though Carlucci’s ... Read More »

August 9, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short