November 02, 2020
If You've Ever Been in Love, Don't Miss This Excerpt from Charlene Elsby's Affect
Our most intense relationships are sometimes the ones that make the least sense from the outside. But what happens when you try to understand and explain of one of those irrational, intense connections ...
April 01, 2020
Keep It Short: Frances Boyle on Rewrites, Taking Chances, and the Authors That Inspired Her
A haunted mother is terrorized by spectral visions of twins. A young academic reminisces on the past, and a long-lost film, as she watches her apartment building burn. A carefree woman tears through Toronto ...
May 23, 2019
Daniel Bryant on Writing Short Fiction, Research as Procrastination & Sharing a Day Job with Bukowski
In Daniel Bryant's debut short fiction collection, Rerouted (forthcoming from Porcupine's Quill), nothing is quite as it seems. A new route for a postal worker turns out to be cursed, musicians on a ...
May 06, 2019
Contest! Enter to Win Sinister Stories from Porcupine's Quill
If you're feeling sinister (shout out to our readers who are Belle & Sebastian fans), have we got the contest for you! The good people at Porcupine's Quill are greeting our long-awaited spring by ...
April 09, 2019
Read an Excerpt from the Late Joe Rosenblatt's Final Collection, Bite Me!
Joe Rosenblatt's final book, Bite Me! Musing on Monsters and Mayhem (Porcupine's Quill), published shortly before he passed away in March 2019, is a delight of Rosenblatt's fantastical imagination. Born ...
March 18, 2019
Contest! Win a Monsters and Mayhem Prize Pack from Porcupine's Quill
From ravenous monsters and urban wildlife to fantastical worlds and remarkable lives, independent Ontario publisher Porcupine's Quill has books that capture the wild creativity of Canadian writers. Now ...
January 15, 2019
Read an Excerpt of Leon Rooke's The House on Major Street
Leon Rooke has been an important part of the Toronto literary scene for decades, so it is perfectly fitting that his newest novel, The House on Major Street (Porcupine's Quill) has an unapologetically ...
December 05, 2018
RBC Taylor Prize Reveals 10 Title 2019 Longlist
Earlier today, the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin, announced the longlist for the eighteenth edition of the venerable non-fiction prize. They jury ...
November 12, 2018
Contest! Win Essential Poetry from Porcupine's Quill
Does your poetry shelf cry out for more? One lucky winner will be able to pack their bookcase full of some of Canada's best with a five-book prize pack from The Essential Poets Collection, courtesy of ...
November 08, 2018
Karl Kessler & Sunshine Chen Honour Waterloo's Vanishing Trades with Stunning Portraits in Overtime
From shoemakers to sign painters, felt workers to glove cutters, there are countless skilled, traditional trades and jobs that are slowing disappearing from our increasingly mechanized existence. With ...