Indigenous Writers and Storytellers Issue Launch

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Join us for the launch of our Indigenous Writers and Storytellers issue, hosted by Guest Editors, Lisa Bird-Wilson and Tenille K Campbell!

The night will feature readings by contributors from the issue, including Rita Bouvier, Michela Carrière, Mika Lafond, John McDonald, Doreen Pasapa, and Cooper Skjeie.

Our subscription sale is still on! If you purchase a two-year subscription before August 31st, you'll receive $10 off the price ($45 instead of $55), as well as a FREE copy of our Indigenous Writers and Storytellers issue!

The event will also feature baked treats by d’Lish by Tish Café!

2019 Short Grain Winners

We're thrilled to announce the winners of the 31st annual Short Grain Contest!

We'd like to thank Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg for their ongoing support, which has enabled us to continue to hold this contest.

We'd also like to thank our 2019 judges, Karen Solie (poetry) and Joshua Whitehead (fiction), for their thoughtful reading and expertise in choosing this year's winners. 


First place: “Middle of Nowhere” by Roni Muench
Second place: “The Settler” by Shandell Houlden
Third place: “Don’t Tell Pablo” by Cora Siré

Honourable mentions:
“Small Fires Burned in Newspaper Boxes” by Chelsea Comeau
“Lady with the Big Head Chronicle” by Angélique Lalonde


First place: “Horizontal gene transfer” by Bradley Peters
Second place: “Walking with Lions” by Bert Almon
Third place: “330 + 1 Lakes” by Sarah Pelletier

Honourable mentions:
“Flood” by Tara Borin
“The Reasons Why My Younger Self Will Not Surrender Her Memories to Me” by Tea Gerbeza

The six winning entries will be published in the Fall issue of Grain.

Congratulations to all of the winners and honourable mentions!

We're getting ready to release our special issue this summer, and we're celebrating with a subscription sale!

Subscribe by midnight on August 1, 2019 to receive a copy of our Indigenous Writers and Storytellers issue, guest edited by Lisa Bird-Wilson and Tenille K Campbell.

Our special issue features artwork by Joi T. Arcand.

Contributors include Karrie Auger, Tawahum Bige, Danielle Boissoneau, Rita Bouvier, Michelle Poirier Brown, Warren Cariou, Michela Carrière, Killa Ch’aska, Francine Cunningham, Jenny Ferguson, Louise Bernice Halfe, Ashley Hynd, Jessica Johns, Katłįà, Conor Kerr, Kung Jaadee, Mika Lafond, Alicia Marie Lawrence, Dexter Lee, D.A. Lockhart, Randy Lundy, John McDonald, Daniel David Moses, Doreen Pasapa, Amanda Peters, Daniel Poitras, Michelle Porter, Sita Rani, Janet Rogers, jaye simpson, Cooper Skjeie, waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, and Joshua Whitehead. Stay tuned for a sneak peek!