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Jane Simpson


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Belleisle Creek


Jane Simpson is a writer and Executive and Artistic director of AX, the Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex. She lives in southern New Brunswick where she writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Jane has been shortlisted for Arc Poetry's Poem of the Year and is a Writers' Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) short fiction and poetry prize winner.

Jane's short story, "The Smoke Shed", is published in Grain Magazine's spring 2021 issue, and another of her short stories, "The Bedclothes Baby," is published in Riddle Fence issue #38 and has been translated by Sonya Malaborza for inclusion in a French language anthology of Canadian short stories. Jane's current project, The Watering of the Girls, is a novel set on White Head Island, New Brunswick, where she spent much of her childhood.

Jane is also administrator and "boots on the ground" tour coordinator for Go and Write!, offering writing retreats with her partner in business and in life, author Dr. Gerard Collins.

Awards: Winner, Short Fiction, 2011 WFNB Literary Competition; Winner Poetry, 2013 WFNB Literary Competition; shortlist Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year and Reader’s Choice Award; recipient of the inaugural WFNB full mentorship with Allan Cooper.
"The Smoke Shed," Grain Magazine spring 2021
"The Bedclothes Baby," Riddle Fence issue #38
  • Corporate writing
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Editing
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Young Adult


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