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Dave Margoshes
R.R. 2, Site 201, Box 131
Saskatoon SK  S7K 3J5



  • Dave Margoshes is a Saskatoon-area writer whose work has appeared widely in Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including six times in the Best Canadian Stories volumes. He was a finalist for the Journey Prize, Canada's premier short story award, in 2009. He's published over a dozen books, including Dimensions of an Orchard, which won the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Prize at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards, and Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories, which was named Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2007. He's taught creative writing and led workshops at various locations, and for various age groups, and been writer in residence a number of times, including year-long stints in Saskatoon and Winnipeg. He's been fiction editor of the literary magazines Grain and Dandelion, and was literary editor at Coteau Books for several years. As a freelance editor, he's worked on numerous books of fiction, poetry and nonfiction either through publishers or directly for writers.

    Coming spring 2014: God Telling a Joke and Other Stories from Oolichan Books.


  • Fiction » Literary, Speculative—Fantasy
  • Non-Fiction » Biography, General Non-Fiction, Journalism
  • Poetry » General, Literary

Professional Services

  • Editing » Substantive/Structural Editing


  • A Book of Great Worth. Coteau, 2012
  • Dimensions of an Orchard. Black Moss, 2010
  • The Horse Knows the Way. BuschekBooks, 2009
  • Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories. NeWest, 2007
  • Drowning Man. NeWest Press, 2003
  • Purity of Absence. Beach Holme Publishing, 2001
  • I'm Frankie Sterne. NeWest Press, 2000
  • We Who Seek: A Love Story. Black Moss Press, 1999
  • Tommy Douglas: Building the New Society. XYZ Publishing, 1999
  • Fables of Creation. Black Moss Press, 1998
  • Long Distance Calls. Coteau Books, 1996
  • Nine Lives. Thistledown Press, 1991
  • Northwest Passage. Oberon Press, 1990
  • Walking at Brighton. Thistledown Press, 1988
  • Small Regrets. Thistledown Press, 1986


  » Newspaper, Magazine, & Trade Journal
  • Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, etc.

Workshops Offered

  • Workshops in fiction and poetry for all levels
    • Group Size:
      • 6-12
      for adults

Audience Age Groups

    • Adults
    • Secondary School (10-12)
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