Playwrights Canada Press (PLCN) is our only publisher who exclusively publishes outstanding plays and criticism. They could not have chosen a better credo: “Being Dramatic since 1984” describes to a stagehand’s black tee their bold, award-winning publishing program, replete with a slick book design aesthetic and an incredible sense of what and how to give to the drama community they’ve helped foster in Canada.
Arc Poetry Magazine announced the shortlist for the 2014 Archibald Lampman Award for an outstanding poetry book by an Ottawa area writer. The award will be presented alongside the City of Ottawa Book Awards by Mayor Jim Watson at a City Hall ceremony in October. This year's judges were Arleen Pare, E. Alex Pierce, and David O'Meara.
We'd like to offer our congratulations to our two members who received nominations this year:
Please join the Literary Press Group at the annual WORD Vancouver festival on Sept 27th in Library Square in downtown Vancouver. We'll be in the marketplace with a fantastic selection of CanLit from our members, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
Please join the Literary Press Group for the 26th annual Word on the Street Toronto on Sept 27th in its new location at the Harbourfront Centre. We'll be in the marketplace with a fantastic selection of CanLit from our members, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
The Small Press Expo (SPX) recently revealed the nominees for their 2015 Ignatz Awards, recognizing excellence in independent comics. Since 1997 SPX has been handing out this award at their annual event. With the nominees selected by a jury of cartoonists, the final winners are chosen by attendees of the festival in a popular vote.
Congratulations to Conundrum Press and Dakota McFadzean on receiving a nomination for Promising New Talent for his most recent collection, Don't Get Eaten by Anything.
Engaging, literary, and current has been Invisible Publishing’s mandate since day one. Started in 2006 by Robbie MacGregor, Nic Boshart and Megan Fildes, Invisible’s focus is on publishing contemporary Canadian books that are affordable and look awesome.
The American Literary Translation Association recently announced the longlist for their 2015 National Translation Award in Poetry. This is the seventeenth year for the award but the first that poetry has its own separate prize from prose. In order to be considered for the prize, books must have been published in 2014, translated into English, and demonstrate high quality both in translation of the source text and the finished English work.
Congratulations to Guernica Editions on receiving two nominations:
On Sunday, August 16th, Guernica will be hosting author readings as part of Italian Week.
The readings will take place at the St-Zotique Park in Montreal, and will include the following authors:
Please join us at The Supermarket on Sunday, September 20th at 4 PM to celebrate our new releases!
We will be launching the following books:
Started in 1977 by Carolyn Zonailo as a feminist literary press, Caitlin Press has a long history as a proud British Columbia publisher. Since the beginning, and through a few changes in ownership, Caitlin has reflected the diversity of its home province. In 1991 Cynthia Wilson and Ken Carling took over Caitlin and moved it to Prince George, establishing the press as the publisher of the central interior while also staying true to the original mandate of supporting writing by women.