8 Pieces of Fiction You Need to Read

“Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

– Stephen King

Reading fiction allows us to escape to a new world; one that is separate from our own. It allows us to imagine things outside of our consciousness and puts us into the mind of someone else. It breeds empathy for a human experience that may be completely different than our own. Good fiction will make you forget that you’re not actually living in the world you’re reading about.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing fiction out there to read! Whether it be a full-length novel, a short story, or a piece of flash fiction, there are many ways to delve into the magical world of fiction. Here are a few of our favourite pieces of fiction published in Canadian publications in the last year.

The National Media Awards Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2023 National Magazine Awards, National Magazine Awards: B2B, and Digital Publishing Awards. Check out each program’s website for deadlines, eligibility, and categories.


The Coming of the Tempest
Cottage Life
Lisa Moore
Contributor: Liann Bobechko

Moon in Fragments
EXILE Quarterly
Christina Brobby

One Woman’s Memories
Billy-Ray Belcourt

Mentir, venir de loin
Nouveau Projet
Paul Serge Forest

The Museum of Winter
Prairie Fire
Willy Blomme

Looking for more amazing work coming out of the Canadian publishing industry? Check out our full list of nominees for the 2023 National Magazine AwardsDigital Publishing Awards, and National Magazine Awards: B2B.