Call for Grain Guest Associate Editors

Grain, the SWG’s journal of eclectic writing, requires two Guest Associate Editors – one for Poetry and one for Fiction – for a one-issue contract.

The ideal candidate will have previous work experience in the selection and editing of literary manuscripts for publication. Knowledge of the Canadian literary community is expected and familiarity with Can/Lit journal publishing is an asset.

The successful applicant will have experience working creatively as part of a small team. Each Guest Associate Editor will review respective submissions in their genres for the issue, and will work collaboratively with the Guest Editor to meet publication deadlines.

The Grain Guest Associate Editors may reside anywhere in Saskatchewan. Work will be accomplished from their home-based office, with some travel occasionally required for meetings. High speed internet access is required. The candidate will demonstrate an ability to work both independently and in a team setting. In addition to a $750 per issue fee for service contract, expenses related to travel and processing manuscripts will be covered as part of the contract. The contract commences immediately.

Please forward your resume, along with a cover letter and references to Nicole Haldoupis, Grain Guest Editor c/o with the subject line: Grain Guest Associate Editor and whether you are applying for Fiction or Poetry.

Applications for the position must be received by June 19, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Grain Launches Issue 43.4!

To celebrate the launch of our summer issue, and to introduce our new editorial team to the reading public, Grain is hosting a launch party at The Woods Ale House in Saskatoon on Friday, August 26th.

The event's from 7 to 9 pm and will feature door prizes, readings, and trivia. There's no cover charge for the event: it's open to everyone!

Hope to see a packed house!

Short Grain Winners Announced!

The winners of the Short Grain Contest have been selected!

Before we announce them, we'd like to thank Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg for sponsoring this contest for the past twenty-seven years. They are true patrons of the written word, and we appreciate their support.

We'd also like to thank our judges, Triny Finlay (poetry) and Greg Hollingshead (fiction), for their enthusiasm, expertise, and intelligence.

The winners are


First place - "Dad Now and Then" by Chris Masterman
Second place - "Six Animal Tales" by Patricia Young
Third place - "Spoiled Rice" by Sang Kim


First place - "Matryoshka, Nesting Doll" by Susan Alexander
Second place - "Elegy on Loop" by Alycia Pirmohamed
Third place - "Interrogation Log" by Steve McOrmond

All six winning entries will be published in the Fall issue of GRAIN. Congratulations to all the winners! We look forward to receiving submissions for next year's contest.

Associate Editors Hired

I'm excited to announce that Sheri Benning and Nicole Haldoupis have joined us as the Associate Poetry and Fiction Editors. I have no doubt the three of us will make a formidable editing team. Working together, our mandate will be to publish excellent, provocative work, and reinvigorate Grain's presence in the Saskatchewan and Canadian literary communities. Keep your eyes and calendars open for Grain events in the near future, at which Sheri, Nicole, and I will introduce ourselves and happily speak with readers and writers.

—Adam Pottle, Grain Editor