Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Riddle Fence is a non-profit magazine of contemporary literature and artwork.

We publish high-quality short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art from Newfoundland and Labrador, across Canada, and around the world. 

We are distributed nationally by Magazines Canada and we are available provincially at Afterwords Book Store, Broken Books, Eastern Edge Gallery, Fat Nanny Specialty Groceries, Jumping Bean Coffee Company, The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, Norton’s Cove Studio (Brookfield, NL), Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, The Rooms Giftshop, The Travel Bug, and Junk. 


  Andrea Cooper, Polar (2013–14). Digitally manipulated photograph, variable dimensions.

 

Andrea Cooper, Polar (2013–14). Digitally manipulated photograph, variable dimensions.

ISSUE #17

This issue was a while in the making, but we think it was well worth the wait. We're terribly fond of our newly redesigned front and back cover and the content in #17 is fantastic (if we do say so ourselves). Writer and performing artist, Berni Stapleton speaks to ghosts while Riddle Fence art editor, Hillary Winter, asks us to pick through the complexities of a life lived in the second edition of our new feature, The Drift, which is an editor’s response to a piece published in the current issue of the journal (Hillary examines art editor, Mike Gough's, Trust in This to Guide You Home, 2013). #17 also has:

POETRY by M. Travis Lane, George Elliott Clarke, Carmine Starnino, Sheri Benning, Alison Dyer, Laura Clarke, & Madeline Bassnett

ART by Andrea Cooper, Toni Hamel, Mike Gough, Benjamin Allain, Meagan Musseau, Noah Bender, Jude Valentine, & Jonathan O'Dea

FICTION by Jeanie Keough, Christopher Evans, Amanda Yskamp, Peter Obourn, Daniel Perry, & Aerin Fogel


Excerpts from Riddle Fence #17

From The Confession of Celia: A Missouri Slave, 1850 by George Elliott Clarke

From The Confession of Celia: A Missouri Slave, 1850 by George Elliott Clarke


From Keeper by Carmine Starnino

From Keeper by Carmine Starnino

 
Jonathan O'Dea, Afterthought (2012). Chalk pastel, 12” x 16".

Jonathan O'Dea, Afterthought (2012). Chalk pastel, 12” x 16".


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