March 02, 2018
What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Editorial Process for New Writers - Part Two
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 ...
January 22, 2018
What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Editorial Process for New Writers - Part One
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 ...
December 12, 2017
Publishers and Awards
Though fall isn’t quite as busy a time for children’s literature awards as it is for the adult side of CanLit, the two most prominent prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Awards for text and ...
November 08, 2017
In conversation with Margie Wolfe, publisher of Second Story Press
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 ...
August 25, 2017
6 Marketing Tips for Debut Authors
Publishers are great partners, but they don’t usually do the heavy lifting in terms of marketing—especially for debut authors. In a partnership both parties have to pull their weight, which requires ...
August 01, 2017
Oh hey, it’s me. Your old friend, Naseem.
I’ll be your writer-in-residence for August. I’m a first-time author and a former librarian, and I’ve worked in children’s publishing for over ten years. I’m a huge fan of improv, stand-up comedy, ...
June 29, 2016
On Being Plagiarized
Submitted by kevin on June 29, 2016 - 1:36pmAbout a month ago, I came out of a meeting to find a rather strange tweet in my mentions.Someone I had never interacted with before popped up to inform me that ...
June 03, 2016
Author as Musician
I have a healthy respect for multi-disciplinary arts; from dance, literature and film, to visual art, theatre and music. Having dabbled in more than a few of these disciplines myself, in different capacities, ...
May 25, 2016
How to Get Your Book Published (No, Really)
When I asked friends what they would want to know about the literary world, the consistent response I received was: How does someone get published?A quick Google search reveals that many, many articles ...
February 08, 2016
Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: Sex, and Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Writing Edgy YA (Part 1)
Drugs, gambling, sexual harassment, suicide, sexual abuse, physical abuse, cutting, death, sex, drugs, body image issues, bullying, STDs, abduction...between them, YA authors C.K. Kelly Martin, Don Aker ...