The Galleon literary journal’s stated mission is to “showcase both up-and-coming and established authors, with a focus on Atlantic Canadian authors”. It is edited by Lee D. Thompson.
This is the fifth volume, and it has just been released. Edition V has 160 pages of short stories, poetry and book reviews from 22 Atlantic Canadian authors and poets. Included is a clever short story from Miramichi’s own Jamie Gibbs. His story “Useless” presents us with Nell, a disease-deformed woman (“You look like a witch” her young nephew tells her) with an iron will who nevertheless finds love (sort-of) and a house of her own. Book reviews of Greg Hollingshead’s Act Normal, Michelle Butler Hallett’s This Marlowe, Thom Conroy’s The Naturalist, David Winner’s Tyler’s Last and M. Travis Lane’s Crossover round out this underrated gem of a literary journal.
James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. He began TMR in 2015, realizing that there was a genuine need for more book reviews of Canadian literature. It has since become Canada’s best-regarded source for the finest in new literary releases. James has been interviewed about TMR on CBC Radio and other media sites. James works as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist and lives in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife Diane and their tabby cat Eddie.