issue nineteen: editors’ (fiction) choice

The hiatus is now upon us!

To celebrate three years and 18 issues of (parenthetical) we have selected some of our favourite stories and poems to create issues nineteen and twenty: editors’ choice issues. These were next to impossible to select, and are by no means an exhaustive roundup of our favourite pieces. We are so grateful to every writer who has submitted to us over the past three years, grateful to every writer we’ve published, and grateful to every reader who has read even as much as one single poem or story. Thank you!


Read the full issue online! Or, even better, buy a print copy!

Take a look through individual pieces below.


note from the editors


Swimming Lessons

by Monique Cuillerier, issue four

Forest for the Trees

                                by Ailsa Bristow, issue five  

#5 from Maman     

by Alana I. Capria, issue nine


by Patrick Doerksen, issue eleven 

Even Greater Apes

           by Jordan Moffatt, issue fifteen


by Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt, issue sixteen    

I Meant What I Said When I Told You

          I Could Buy Six Falafel Sandwiches

  for a Hundred Liras

                                               by Hana Alharastani, issue seventeen


want more editors’ picks? check out issue twenty: editors’ (poetry) choice



(parenthetical): issue nineteen

$15.00 $10.00

Nineteeenth issue of our handmade bi-monthly literary magazine from words(on)pages. Fiction editors’ choice issue. ISSN 2368-0199.

Featuring fiction from Hana Alharastani, Ailsa Bristow, Alana I. Capria, Monique Cuillerier, Patrick Doerksen, Jordan Moffatt, and Carly Rosalie Vandergriendt.

Check out the entire issue online as well!


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