Creative nonfiction & poetry publications

Creative nonfiction anthologies publishing the work of Nicole Breit

My creative nonfiction and poetry have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies.

I’m a regular contributor of creative writing craft articles for Hippocampus magazine.

“Nicole speaks to the women who have walked these pathways of infertility, pregnancy, and loss in clear language. Her words seek, like the indigo cloud of a dye test, life’s most hidden corridors. The verses of her poetry curl out into our own world, search out the trouble spots in our hearts, and lead us back into the light.”

~ Deanna Roy, Founder of Casey Shay Press and the Mary Ballard Poetry Prize

read my creative nonfiction & poetry in:

Creative nonfiction journal carte blanche logo
CNF, poetry, and short fiction journal Room logo
Creative nonfiction journal Archer logo
Online creative nonfiction journal Hippocampus logo
Poetry, creative nonfiction, prose journal Event logo
Online creative nonfiction journal The Puritan logo

Creative nonfiction

– a mixed time lapse essay on first love and loss

Winner of Room magazine’s 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Award

– a segmented essay about life as a rainbow family

Winner of the CNFC/carte blanche 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Award

– a triptych essay about the impact of sexual bullying

Winner of Hippocampus magazine’s Most Memorable Award

– a mixed time lapse essay on first love and loss

Winner of Room magazine’s 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Award

– a segmented essay about life as a rainbow family

Winner of the CNFC/carte blanche 2016 Creative Non-Fiction Award

– a triptych essay about the impact of sexual bullying

Winner of Hippocampus magazine’s Most Memorable Award

“Nicole’s essay, “Spectrum”, communicates an important contemporary issue with surprising creativity and emotional sensitivity. With few words she conveys a long span of narrative through precise, poetic lines. Her stylistic innovation compellingly parallels the social progress that the essay itself embodies.”

~ Deni Ellis Béchard, Judge of the 2016 CNFC/carte blanche CNF award

A Good Metaphor for Something

– a list essay on the slow dissolution of a not entirely platonic friendship

Slowly Becoming Visible

– a personal essay on queer parenting in Canada

Learning to See

– a segmented essay about two young adults’ developing awareness of sexual and artistic identity

Hey Vancouver! Where’s Your Soul?

– a personal review essay exploring Chris Woods’ “Stations of the Cross” and Douglas Coupland’s “Polaroids from the Dead”

Mind Map

– an interactive essay segmented by parts of the brain

Poetry

Constellations were emblematic

A prose poem originally published in Pithead Chapel literary magazine (2019)

Later I’ll Set Aside Sorrow

A narrative poem originally published in Event literary magazine (2016)

My Arrhythmia Still Interferes

A narrative poem originally published in Event literary magazine (2016)

Fish-Bird-Kite

A prose poem originally published in Exhale literary magazine (2012)

The stories behind my stories

I Can Make Life

A podcast for Coach Kerri’s Summer Series about my debut poetry chapbook, which was a finalist for the Mary Ballard Poetry Prize (July 2012)

Writing, Inspiration & The Creative Process

An interview with Cathy Cena for Tri-Cities Community Television (June 2016)

More Than Anything I Want To Be Immersed In Story

A Q and A with Ashley Fortier of the CNFC (November 2016)

“It takes courage to write from the heart but when it’s done, the rest of us are grateful.

In “An Atmospheric Pressure,” the powerful use of back and forth points-of-view command the reader’s attention, whip-sawing us through a story that explores the wonders of first love and – at the same time – the shock of that love’s early death.”

~ Kate Braid, Judge of Room magazine’s 2016 CNF award

An Atmospheric Pressure

An interview about my award-winning essay with Mica Lemiski for Room magazine (December 2016)

On Seeking the Truth in Our Stories

A craft article for Hippocampus magazine about how I went about finding the truth for my flash essay, “Shame Shame” (August 2017)

Creative writing instructor Nicole Breit.

I 'm Nicole Breit

  • Award winning poet and essayist residing on Canada’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast, the traditional territory of the Skwx̱wú7mesh people.
  • Creative writing teacher whose passion is to help writers discover new ways to shape their memories into well-crafted narratives.
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