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


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Right now, Maisonneuve needs your help as they run a month-long subscription campaign. Each new subscriber is an important step towards ensuring that they can keep providing a home for thoughtful writers, and perceptive illustrators. Their goal is to add 250 new subscribers by June 17. Along with four award-winning issues per year of Maisonneuve, they’re giving away some gifts to sweeten the deal!

How can you help out? By subscribing! If you’re already a subscriber, you can extend your subscription, and/or buy a gift subscription for a friend or loved one. Three-year and two-year subscriptions in particular help them plan Maisy’s future. The first issue of your subscription will be their Summer 2016 issue, which hits newsstands on June 17.

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