HCE received a lot of high-quality submissions for The Brutal Issue – sadly, too many to fit inside the magazine! So we offered some of our shortlisted contributors the chance to be published on our website.

Keep an eye on our social media for more great writing like this, in the run up to the release of The Brutal Issue…

BRUTALIST PAINTING oil/acrylic on canvas

Josianne Barrette

JOSIANNE BARRETTE has had essays, poems and stories published in French and in English. She is a contributor at À l’essai, Matrix Magazine (Canada), Vinyl Poetry & Prose, water soup, Helen (USA), Les Éditions des Femmes d’à Côté (France) and others. She was a semi-finalist for the CBC Fiction Prizes in the Short Story category and a judge for the Hysteria Writing Competition in the poetry category (U.K.). She lives and teaches in the Montreal area.
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Twitter : @JosiannBarrett