The newly designed New Quarterly arrived in my mailbox yesterday. Unlike so many other literary journals and magazines I can put aside, the New Quarterly demands immediate attention. The issue didn't disappoint, and for those interested in getting an advanced taste of what's coming down the Biblioasis pipeline, I urge you to take a look. There's a spectacular story by Alexander MacLeod entitled Good Kids, destined for his first collection with Biblioasis (Fall 2008 or Spring 2009).Kathleen Winter's story French Doors, from her just published collection boYs, can also be found in the fiction section of this issue. There's also a short excerpt from Mike Barnes' memoir of art and madness, The Lily Pond, to be published in late summer/early Fall of 2008.
There's also a new Hero story by Terry Griggs -- we published one of them as a Biblioasis Short Fiction Chapbook, and there's not a collection of short fiction I covet more for this press. There's also a short essay by CNQ Contributing Editor Amanda Jernigan. Another short essay by Terry Griggs, a new story by K. D. Miller, reflections on Real Estate by Elizabeth Hay, and much else: another damn fine issue.
And a quick head's up: something very interesting and exciting involving Biblioasis and The New Quarterly (& just possibly, CNQ) is in the works. Stay tuned for more details.