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July 19, 2010

Want to get your hands on?

There is no way I can describe to you how much I was enjoying reading CNQ 79 this morning, sipping a splendid cup of tea with the morning breeze drifting in through the window. And not just because it’s the first day in recent memory that nobody local has been operating a sledgehammer or chainsaw outside, nope. It’s because the magazine reads as good as it looks. My favourite kind of writing– critics passionately advocating for the work they love best, and for the short story form in general and particular. Reading the pieces that opened the magazine, I felt so inspired, excited, and lucky to be reading in a time in which, however much the form is maligned, incredible short stories keep getting written. (And celebrated).

Due to clerical error, however, I have ended up with two copies of this magazine. If you live in Canada and would like me to mail you my spare, please email me at klclare AT gmail DOT com and tell me the title of your favourite short story. I’ll pick a response at random this weekend. Good luck!

3 thoughts on “Want to get your hands on?”

  1. Nathalie says:

    I love your lit. love.

  2. m says:

    I *so* want to get my hands on this, but I’m in a small town in SK far away from my bookshelves. I’m drawing a huge blank on names of the stories I love. Will something like, you know, that one by Rick Moody, count? I didn’t think so.

  3. Melwyk says:

    Oh, this looks lovely. What are my favourite short stories? Hmmm.I have to choose more than one. Right now, I’d say

    Beyond the Border / Sarah Klassen
    The Promise / Daniel Griffin

    and definitely

    I Just Love Dogs / Ethel Wilson

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