November 13, 2017
On Being an Ill WriterBy Alicia Elliott
Every day for a few years now, I’ve had to navigate my fatigue. Sometimes it’s only subtle, tugging at my consciousness as a toddler might. Sometimes it’s pervasive and insistent: clouding my thoughts, ...
November 08, 2017
In conversation with Margie Wolfe, publisher of Second Story PressBy Dory Cerny
For almost 30 years, Second Story Press has been at the forefront of publishing books that champion feminism, social justice, and diversity. Orchestrating these efforts is publisher Margie Wolfe, who ...
October 30, 2017
An Interview With Phoebe WangBy James Lindsay
“Like jarring a sore bone, you wince, and the poem gasps out of you...” - Phoebe Wang The geography of Phoebe Wang’s Admission Requirements feels like it’s always in a state of flux. The speaker ...
October 27, 2017
How My Version of the Canlit Community Sustains MeBy Jen Sookfong Lee
Two months ago, one of my best friends was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. She is a mother. She is a prolific, brilliant writer. And she was my very first writer friend.We first met working ...
October 16, 2017
Chatting With Editors Who Make It Happen - Part TwoBy Susan Hughes
Welcome back! In this, the second part of my autumn blog, I continue my chat with some of the amazing editors which help make it all happen in the publishing world of children’s books. So please say ...
October 11, 2017
On Pseudoscience, Wrestling, and Finding Storytelling in the UnconventionalBy Alicia Elliott
When I was in university I had to take a science course to complete my undergraduate degree. I decided on “Science and Pseudoscience” – mostly because the title reminded me of the sort of conspiracy ...
September 29, 2017
Chatting With Editors Who Make It Happen - Part OneBy Susan Hughes
Welcome to autumn and the return of my Kid Can lit blog! Because to me, September is a time to look forward to new beginnings, especially new writing projects, I decided to chat with some of the amazing ...
September 27, 2017
How I Learned to Write What Scares MeBy Jen Sookfong Lee
Three years ago, I wrote a poem.Back then, a few very big things happened in my life. My marriage died. I found a new publisher. And, perhaps most importantly, I started teaching.For my entire publishing ...
September 12, 2017
An Interview with Sarah PinderBy James Lindsay
“When you empty out your psychic pockets, how do all the disparate pieces relate to each other?”I read Sarah Pinder’s most recent poetry collection, Common Place, while commuting from my home in ...
September 07, 2017
CanLit is a Raging Dumpster FireBy Alicia Elliott
We’ve all said it, heard it, or, more than likely, done both at some point in the past year and a half. In fact, it would seem that dissatisfaction with the state of CanLit, strangely enough, is the ...