Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Linda Rogers

In the acknowledgements to her first short-story collection, acclaimed B.C. poet, essayist, and novelist Linda Rogers amusingly notes, “Accustomed to sips and gulps, poems and novels, the challenge of short fiction was like asking a ... Read More »

June 11, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Maria Mutch

The stories in Maria Mutch’s first collection explore, with varying degrees of success, intersections between the contemporary world and the dreamlike – sometimes nightmarish – tableaux of historical folk tales. A Canadian writer now based ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Erin Frances Fisher

Victoria-based author Erin Frances Fisher is a writer’s writer. With imagery that would make a poet jealous, characters rich enough to sustain entire novels, and dialogue that communicates a lot in few words, Fisher constructs ... Read More »

April 23, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Johanna Skibsrud

A Pair of story collections from Djamila Ibrahim and Johanna Skibsrud shares one aspect in common: both are tightly organized around a central theme. Ibrahim’s debut collection focuses on the immigrant experience, as well as ... Read More »

March 15, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Paige Cooper

Given how often the stories in Paige Cooper’s debut feature solitary characters flailing for connection, readers might be forgiven for assuming the title is just some kind of clever millennial distortion of the English word ... Read More »

January 24, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Short