Publication in The Utne Reader

I’m delighted to say that an excerpt of my essay “Library Haunting” appears in the March/April edition of The Utne Reader. It appeared originally in The New Quarterly, where it won second place in the Edna Staebler Contest for the Personal Essay last year. Which reminds me: Enter soon! Details are available on The New Quarterly’s website; the deadline is March 28th.

The editors at The Utne Reader were wonderful to work with. Brad Zellar’s sensitive and respectful incisions are hardly noticeable. It’s an honour (or should I say honor?) to appear in this publication, which prides itself on selecting the best from the alternative presses.

They also picked up a piece by Laurie Block that originally appeared in Prairie Fire. Hooray for Canada’s “little” magazines.

Comments (3)

  1. theresa k March 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulations, Susan! Such a great magazine…

  2. Joanne Epp March 7, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I very much enjoyed your essay. My mom was librarian in our small town for a few years, so I have pleasant memories of hanging out there with her.

  3. Susan Olding March 9, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thanks, Joanne! It was really great of you to pick it up!

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