Contributor News: Alicia Elliott Story to Appear in The Best American Short Stories 2018

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We're excited to announce that Alicia Elliott's short story, "Unearth" (which appeared in issue 44.3 of Grain), has been chosen by editors Roxane Gay and Heidi Pitlor to appear in The Best American Short Stories 2018! Congratulations, Alicia!

If you'd like to read "Unearth" while you wait for the anthology to come out, you can purchase a copy of issue 44.3 here

2018 Short Grain Contest Judges Announced

We're thrilled to announce this year's Short Grain Contest judges, Canisia Lubrin (Poetry Judge) and Rawi Hage (Fiction Judge). 


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Canisia Lubrin is the author of Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017) and augur (2017). She is consulting editor at Wolsak & Wynn and an editor at Humber Literary Review. Lubrin also serves as an advisor to Open Book and teaches college English. She is currently serving as a 2017-2018 Poet in Residence with Poetry in Voice.

Photo by Anna Keenan


Rawi Hage was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His debut novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His second novel, Cockroach, won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Carnival also won the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. A fourth work of fiction is forthcoming this Fall. Rawi Hage lives in Montreal.

Photo by Milosz Rowicki

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Grain Winter Issue 45.2 Launch Photos

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Winter launch at McNally Robinson last night! Check out some photos of our readers and our new editorial team below. 

If you missed it, you can still purchase a copy of our latest issue, Adaptation, here.

Photos by Geoff Pevlin.

Grain's new editorial team: Nicole Haldoupis (Editor), dee Hobsbawn-Smith (Associate Poetry Editor), and Terry Jordan (Associate Fiction and Nonfiction Editor)

Terry Jordan (Associate Fiction and Nonfiction Editor)

Bruce Rice (issue 45.2 contributor)

David Carpenter (past Grain Associate Fiction Editor and contributor)

Bruce Rice, Nicole Haldoupis, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Terry Jordan, and David Carpenter

Associate Editors Hired

We're very excited to announce that our new Associate Editors have been hired! We will be joined by dee Hobsbawn-Smith as our Associate Poetry Editor, and Terry Jordan as our Associate Fiction and Nonfiction Editor. We're looking forward to working together to continue to publish outstanding, provocative work in Grain.

We will be celebrating the coming Winter issue of Grain as well as the new editorial team at a launch event on Wednesday, January 31st at 7 pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon. There will be readings from the new issue by contributor Bruce Rice, as well as the new editorial team, and readings from past editorial team members, Sheri Benning and David Carpenter.

 Grain is grateful to its funders, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture, and Canada Council for the Arts, and for the financial support from its individual donors and benefactors.