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Jen Batler is a writer and editor whose fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly, The Puritan, and The Temz Review. She has been featured in the Emerging Writers Reading Series in Toronto and was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts for her memoir-in-progress. Batler currently writes from the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations (Baltimore, Ontario).

Award History

2022 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Ectopia Cordis

Jury Citation

“Jen Batler portrays the day-to-day onslaught of routine and work as a nurse in an obstetrics ward with sympathy and bluntness. ‘Ectopia Cordis’ is a touching and candid story comfortable in its arena, where the casual tone and details of nursing offset the drama of the situation. Batler writes with exhausted restraint and an understanding of escape and addiction that lets the story open and bare its own little heart at the human condition.”

—2022 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Short Fiction Jury (Erin Frances Fisher, Angélique Lalonde, and Derek Mascarenhas)

Works recognized by WT