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"Prisons, Peacocks, Jarred Garlic" A Conversation with the Editors of Biblioasis' 2024 Best Canadian Series
Every year Biblioasis, the award-winning Windsor-based independent publishing house, releases their Best Canadian series, collecting the year's most powerful and innovative Canadian writing in short ...
November 30, 2023
7 Ways to Develop Secondary Characters
Many authors do a good job at developing their protagonist or POV characters. After all, readers will be in these characters’ heads throughout an entire book. But as many readers can attest to, sometimes ...
November 30, 2023
Zain Bandali Uses Mehndi to Talk About Gender, Creativity, and Being Your True Self in His Delightful Debut
In Zain Bandali's Mehndi Boy (Annick Press), Tehzeeb loves to draw. He practices his clouds, patterns, stars, and more, as whole galaxies of beautiful and intricate designs swirl across his notebooks. ...
November 29, 2023
Anthropologist David R. Samson Wins $60,000 Balsillie Prize for Public Policy
Fresh off awarding more than $300,000 in awards just last week, the Writers' Trust announced today more exciting prize news, with the third annual presentation of the Balsillie Prize for Public Policy.This ...
November 28, 2023
6 Books That Impacted Adriana Chartrand, Author of the Acclaimed Debut An Ordinary Violence
Try as she might, nothing is quite right in Dawn's life. A young Indigenous woman eager to leave a city full of bad memories, she's moved to a new place to start over, but she's haunted by messages from ...
November 27, 2023
I think I have a manuscript
This is what I said to myself about four years into publishing my poems in journals, magazines, and through chapbooks. Sifting through folders to put poems into a single Word document, I saw the page ...
November 24, 2023
Arts in Evolution: The Word on the Street's New Leadership Team on Their Innovative Lateral Model
The Word on the Street is one of Toronto's biggest, oldest, and most beloved literary festivals, and it has recently undergone big changes on the staff side. Festival Director David Alexander announced ...
November 22, 2023
The Writers' Trust Awards Over $300,000 in an Emotional Prize Ceremony, with More Good News for Anuja Varghese
Last night at CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, publishers, writers, and industry professionals gathered for one of the most impactful nights in the Canadian literary calendar: the Writers' Trust Awards, ...
November 21, 2023
Excerpt from Nights Too Short to Dance by the Late French Canadian Literary Icon Marie-Claire Blais
Marie-Claire Blais was known for her fiery writing, her passionate representation of the French Canadian experience, and her fearless literary voice. Over 70 years, she became an icon of Quebec, Canadian, ...
November 20, 2023
Things I Learned from Working in Publishing (That I Wish I Knew Earlier)
I spent 12 years in children’s publishing and here is a selection of things I learned on the job that I wish I had known beforehand. You don’t need an illustrator to submit your picture book manuscriptIn ...