Notes on Contributors
NATALIE APPLETON is a Canadian writer living in Vernon, BC. She is a
graduate of the University of Regina School of Journalism and the MA in
Creative Writing (Narrative non-fiction) program at City University Lon
don, UK. Her stories have appeared in publications around the world,
including The New York Times.
SHELLEY BINDON is a writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. She has spent
most of her career as a journalist and now puts her journalistic sensibili
ties to use in the field of marketing and communications. She is passion
ate about the outdoors and prefers days when she can point her face at
the sun. She is currently completing her first novel and is thrilled that
“The Fish Kings” will appear in the pages of Prairie Fire.
NICOLE BOYCE’S writing has been published by The Awl, Joyland, Mc
Sweeney’s Internet Tendency, Big Truths, and more. She has been short
listed for EVENT’s Non-Fiction Contest and The New Quarterly’s Peter
Hinchcliffe Fiction Award. She recently graduated with an MFA from
UBC’s Creative Writing Program.
MOLLIE COLES TONN has completed a grant for the development of her
first poetry manuscript. Her work has been published in various journals
including Event and Room. Two of her poems were shortlisted in the 2014
and 2016 Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Poetry contests.
KIM GOLDBERG is the author of seven books of poetry and non-fiction.
Her latest book is Undetectable, her haibun memoir of a lifetime of Hepa
titis C and her recent cure. Kim’s poetry has appeared in Geist, Literary
Review of Canada, The Capilano Review, Prairie Fire and elsewhere. She lives
in Nanaimo, BC, and online at www.PigSquashPress.com
STEPHEN HENIGHAN is the author of five novels, including The Path
of the Jaguar (2016) and Mr Singh Among the Fugitives (2017), three short
story collections, including A Grave in the Air (2007), and half a dozen
books of non-fiction, most recently Sandino’s Nation: Ernesto Cardenal and
Sergio Ramírez Writing Nicaragua, 1940-2012 (2014). He has been a finalist
for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Canada Prize in the
Humanities, among other awards. “Three Fingers” will appear in a new
collection of stories, “Blue River and Red Earth,” to be published by
Cormorant Books in 2018.
NATALIE HERVIEUX lives in Edmonton, where she graduated from the
University of Alberta with a degree in physics. She now works in science
outreach and pursues writing in her free time. She recently published a
short essay in Glass Buffalo.
KAREN HOFMANN has published fiction and poetry in several liter
ary magazines, including Prairie Fire. A first collection of poetry, Water
Strider (Frontenac House, 2008) was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay
Prize. Her first novel, After Alice, was published by NeWest Press in 2014,
and a second novel, “What is Going to Happen Next,” will be published
in 2017. Karen teaches literature, composition, and creative writing at
Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Her writ
ing explores relationships, especially of family, and the landscapes of the
ROSELLA M. LESLIE was born in Edmonton, Alberta but has spent most
of her life in British Columbia. She has published three novels and two
non-fiction books and co-authored three others, including a BC Book
Prize winner, A Stain Upon the Sea (2004). Her work has also appeared in
numerous magazines and newspapers. Her website is www.rosellaleslie.
ROGER NASH is a past-President of the League of Canadian Poets, and
inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury. His literary
awards include the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry and the
PEN/O. Henry Prize Story Award. His most recent books of poetry
are Upsidoon (Scrivener Press, 2014) and The Sound of Sunlight (Buschek
Books, 2012). He has a collection of short stories, The Camera and the Cobra
and Other Stories (Scrivener Press, 2011).
PAULA JANE REMLINGER lives in Beaver Creek, Saskatchewan. She has
been previously published in CV2, The New Quarterly, Grain, Room, and
On Spec, as well as other journals and anthologies. When not writing, she
works for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
MATT ROBINSON’S most recent publication is the limited edition
chapbook, a fist made and then un-made (Gaspereau, 2013), which was
short-listed for the 2014 bpNichol Award. Previous collections include
Against the Hard Angle (ECW, 2010), no cage contains a stare that well (ECW, 2005), and A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking (Insomniac, 2000). His newest
full-length collection of poems, Some Nights It’s Entertainment; Some Other
Nights Just Work, was published by Gaspereau Press in Fall 2016.
KERRY RYAN has published two books of poetry, The Sleeping Life (The
Muses’ Company, 2008) and Vs. (Anvil, 2010), a finalist for the Acorn
Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals
and anthologies across Canada and she contributed an essay to The M
Word: Conversations About Motherhood (Gooselane, 2014). Her work has
recently appeared in All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood (Sage Hill
ANGELINE SCHELLENBERG’S debut collection Tell Them It Was Mozart
was published by Brick Books in fall 2016. Her chapbook Roads of Stone
(The Alfred Gustav Press) launched in 2015. Angeline’s work placed
third in Prairie Fire’s 2014 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Con
test and was shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2015 Poem of the Year.
She lives in Winnipeg with her husband, their two teenagers, and a Ger
EMILY SKOV- NIELSEN is currently completing an M.A. in English and
Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
Her work has been previously published in The Antigonish Review, CV2,
and The Fiddlehead. In 2014, she was nominated for The Malahat Review’s
Far Horizons Award for Poetry.
ROWAN SMITH- MCCANDLESS is a teacher, storyteller, thrift-store junkie
and chai tea lover. Rowan writes and lives in Winnipeg. Her short story
“Whale Song” placed second in Room magazine’s 2015 Annual Poetry
and Fiction Contest.
BARBARA WACKERLE BAKER grew up in Banff, Alberta and spends her free
time racing up and down the Rockies to keep up with an active family
of outdoor enthusiasts. Her passions include: writing, photography, ex
ploring landscapes, and time with her grandchildren (the most beautiful
grandchildren ever). Three of her stories have found homes in Chicken
Soup publications, a dozen others are in short story contest anthologies
and she was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Short Fiction Award
CHANGMING YUAN, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of Net nominee,
started to learn English at age nineteen and published monographs on
translation before moving out of China. With a Canadian PhD in English,
Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver;
credits include Best of Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Poetry in
Voice, Threepenny Review and 1299 others.