November 26, 2020
Children’s Book Gift Guide for Little (and Big) BookwormsBy Naseem Hrab
I love buying children’s books for my niece and nephew. They all have such different personalities and interests and it’s so fun for me to find books I think they’ll enjoy. And I also love buying ...
November 20, 2020
Writing Beyond the End of the WorldBy Waubgeshig Rice
We spend our days scrolling through countless words. Many of us are fixated on screens from the moment we awake until the moment we return to the same bed to sleep. And from day to day, not a whole lot ...
October 31, 2020
Book Therapy: Peter Counter’s Be Scared of EverythingBy Stacey May Fowles
“Life is all we have and, because we can’t contrast our experience with its absence, its value is unknowable. That’s what makes life a horror show.”—Peter Counter, Be Scared of Everything Lately ...
October 29, 2020
On Listening to Your Gut Instinct When Editing Your WorkBy Chelene Knight
First, there’s that twisty churny feeling that crawls across your skin when something doesn't feel right. It’s similar to the feeling that can arise when you are walking home late at night and you ...
October 26, 2020
You, Too, Can Be a Mediocre YouTube StarBy Naseem Hrab
A few fun facts about me: When I was about five-years-old, I starred as Dopey in a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at camp and killed it. Everyone was laughing. I also studied improv for ...
October 21, 2020
How to Engage OnlineBy Waubgeshig Rice
Online engagement is a reality of the modern writer’s life. It’s rare now for an author to create a story in solitude, and then remain there once their book is out in the world. Digital media now ...
October 19, 2020
Book Therapy: Lorna Crozier’s Through the GardenBy Stacey May Fowles
“The world is violent and mercurial—it will have its way with you. We are saved only by love--love for each other and the love that we pour into the art we feel compelled to share: being a parent; ...
October 16, 2020
Poets Becoming Novelists: On Trusting Leaps and FragmentsBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
I finished the first draft of my novel in mid-March – in the first week of isolation. I hadn’t grasped the gravity of the pandemic then, so I was grateful for the sudden reprieve from the real world. ...
October 14, 2020
Natasha Ramoutar: On Full Circles and First BooksBy Sheniz Janmohamed
Less than a month ago, Natasha Ramoutar published Bittersweet, her first book of poems, with Mawenzi House. Less than a month ago, I celebrated the ten year publishing anniversary of my first book, Bleeding ...
October 08, 2020
On Querying into an ApocalypseBy A.H. Reaume
"I feel so cooped up in my house with this smoke and the moths that keep flying by my window. Is a weekend really a weekend in 2020 if it doesn't include plague, pestilence, and Hell fire?" - @a_h_reaumeI ...