March 02, 2018
What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Editorial Process for New Writers - Part TwoBy Jen Knoch
We are back with part two from guest columnist, and top-notch editor, Jen Knoch. Jen dropped some wisdom about the editorial process last month, and has much more to share with our readers, and any and ...
February 23, 2018
Sorry Not Sorry: On Writing a Good ApologyBy Alicia Elliott
To some extent, public apologies always are a little false. We’ve had no shortage of them recently. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. come to mind. Their statements always feel removed from ...
February 16, 2018
On reading politically, or why the good old days are a flat out lieBy Jen Sookfong Lee
It’s a funny time in the world of words. Every morning, when I log into Twitter, people are debating freedom of expression and the politics of how we read. Some of this is just nonsense, really just ...
February 12, 2018
New faces at Annick PressBy Dory Cerny
The last few months have seen some major personnel changes at Annick Press, with the retirement of creative director Sheryl Shapiro and longtime marketing manager Brigitte Waisberg in December. Their ...
February 03, 2018
“An Anthem for the Unwell,” an Interview with Shane NeilsonBy James Lindsay
Poet, editor and physician Shane Neilson follows in the long tradition of doctor-writers: someone who works closely amongst the drama of life; who sees the personal, difficult, often hidden aspects of ...
January 30, 2018
Behind Every Story, A Less Interesting StoryBy Ben Ladouceur
Lillian is trying to write a good play. When progress alludes her, she tears the false starts out of her typewriter, scrunches them up into balls, and kicks over the wastebasket that brims with bad drafts. ...
January 22, 2018
What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Editorial Process for New Writers - Part OneBy Jen Knoch
A little while ago, we were contacted by ECW's senior editor, Jen Knoch, with an interesting suggestion for the site. We profile a lot of authors, in all forms and genres, and post a good deal about the ...
January 15, 2018
On Margaret Atwood and the new CanlitBy Jen Sookfong Lee
It’s nine o’clock on a Sunday night and my son is asleep. This is a time reserved for me, a time when I usually don’t work or think about work, when I sometimes watch Stephen Colbert videos, or ...
January 05, 2018
An Interview with Marc Di SaverioBy James Lindsay
“The Main Way I Saw Through his Codedness was Through my Own Experiences,” an Interview with Marc Di SaverioIt’s all too easy, but also hard not to, mention Arthur Rimbaud when discussing Émile ...
December 29, 2017
The Canlit Year in Review: 2017 Can Suck ItBy Jen Sookfong Lee
I remember the moment when I realized that 2017 was going to irrevocably change Canlit. It was early in June, and I was sitting on a stage, speaking at a panel on diversity and the appropriation of voice. ...