Yellow Watch: Journey of a Portuguese Woman
Carmelinda Scian

Nominated, Journey Prize, 2018: “Yellow Watch”

Long-listed, The Fiddlehead’s Fiction Contest, 2017: “Yellow Watch”
Runner-up, UofT Magazine Writing Contest, 2015: “A Pilgrimage to Atalaia”

First Prize Winner, Toronto Star Short Story Contest, 2015: “A Dragonfly Dashed by My Face”

First Prize Winner, The Malahat Review Open Season Short-Fiction Writing Contest, 2013: “The Butterfly First”
“These beautiful stories are both haunting and comforting.  Compelling characters travel disparate worlds of childhood and adulthood, of old fears and new families and face the twin complexities of migrating to the urban sprawl of Canada or revisiting ancient stone villages in Portugal.  Poetic, nostalgic, and honest, Yellow Watch is a rare treat.”
—Mark Anthony Jarman, author of 19 Knives

I have three forthcoming stories for 2023: “A Poem For Your Birthday”, Zone 3, Literary Journal, USA; “A Silver Jaguar”, Touchstone Literary Magazine, USA;* and “A Hermit Essay”, Folly Journal, New Zealand.
@ The Word on the Street, Toronto (May 27 & 28, 2023).
In Lisbon with Mark Anthony Jarman.
Reading with Helia Correia and Katherine Vaz in Lisbon, 2018, Conference on The Radiance of the Short Story.

In Lisbon, 2018, Conference on The Radiance of the Short Story.
In Lisbon, 2018, Conference on The Radiance of the Short Story.
In Lisbon, 2018, Conference on The Radiance of the Short Story.

"Yellow Watch" is now available on Amazon:
My CNF essay, “River Crossings,” has been published in the Hong Kong Review. “A Black Kitten” has been published in the Antigonish Review, and two stories are forthcoming in The Maine Review and the Blue Mesa Review.
My new personal essay published in the San Antonio Review:

My story, “The Disappeared” just got published in Fiddlehead’s special 75th anniversary issue, no. 282.

My short-short story, “Strays”, has just been published in the Belletrist Magazine. For those interested, here is the link:

I have the personal essays, “A Black Kitten”, forthcoming in The Antigonish Review and, “River Crossings" in The Hong Kong Review.

Book review for Accenti magazine:

I have three stories published in The FiddleheadThe San Antonio Review, and The Magnolia Review. I am also enjoying being a “first-reader” for The Fiddlehead”.

My story "Casa do Relogio" came out in the fall 2019 issue of Prairie Fire, Volume 40, Number 3, and is available in newsstands. It's a story loosely based on my own grandfather's suicide.

The story, “And Still I Said Nothing” has been published in Litro magazine.

"Yellow Watch" has been nominated for the 2018 Journey Prize.

"Yellow Watch" was long listed for `The Fiddlehead' short-fiction contest, and was published in the 2017 summer issue:

"A Pilgrimage to Atalaia" was runner-up for the UofT Magazine Writing Contest, 2015.

"The Butterfly First" is a poignant and memorable account of a young girl's encounter with the tragedy and hypocrisy of the adult world. The story is told through a series of beautifully rendered scenes and the writing throughout is powerful, original, and evocative.  (Helen Humphreys, author)

First Prize Winner of the `Toronto Star: Short Story Contest' (2015).
Read the `Toronto Star' article:
Read the award-winning short story, "A Dragonfly Dashed by My Face":
First Prize Winner of `The Malahat Review: Open Season Short-Fiction Writing Contest' (2013).
Read the `The Malahat Review' interview: