December 04, 2023
"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 ...
October 05, 2023
Keith Ross Leckie on Celebrating the Power & Courage of Writers in Exile in The Uncaged Voice
A press and publishing industry free from government censorship is something we hold sacred in Canada and consider inviolable. Yet writers around the world risk persecution, imprisonment, and violence ...
September 11, 2023
The work of an editor at Coach House Books
Editing, at its best, is invisible. The reader of a book will never know what the manuscript looked like when it was submitted, never know what the author and editor changed to make the finished book ...
September 01, 2022
The Joy of Building a List
Early on, when I still thought I’d be a writer rather than work in publishing, I remember coming across a lovely quote from Toni Morrison saying something along the lines of “If you can’t find the ...
July 26, 2022
The Trouble With Memoirs
A recent development in academic creative writing programs is the rise of “Creative Non-Fiction,” a genre supposed to be fundamentally journalistic but using the techniques of fiction. At its best, ...
June 03, 2022
On Becoming an Acquiring Editor
For thirty years I was on the other side of the desk: submitting books to editors who didn’t reply or who took six months to reply, who replied with no-thank-you formulae, or who replied with suggestions ...
March 09, 2022
No one likes rejection. I’ve been told that some people handle it better than others. It depends on your baggage.I had my first official manuscript rejection when I was nine years old. I received a ...
August 03, 2021
In Praise of Editors
I believe the most important relationship in publishing is between the author and the editor. It’s a fundamental partnership that turns ideas into prose and drafts into polished works. When the editing ...
December 30, 2020
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor...
Just because I don’t “look” like an editor... I remember the first time I went to pick up the mail from our post office box, when I was the managing editor at Room magazine, and was told by one ...
August 23, 2017
Interview with Karen Li
Today we’re going to talk to Owlkids Books’ editorial director extraordinaire … Karen Li! Karen has been in her role at Owlkids since 2014 and she’s spent over ten years creating award-winning ...