A sneak peek at our Kidlit Fall Preview cover featuring Montreal illustrator Geneviève Godbout. See her work this fall on two new books featuring beloved characters Anne Shirley and Mary Poppins. On newsstands next week!

Inaugural Emerging Indigenous Voices award finalists revealed | Quill and Quire

More than $125,000 has been raised to date in support of these new awards celebrating emerging literary talent.

Kristin Cochrane named CEO at Penguin Random House Canada | Quill and Quire

Big news in Canadian publishing today.

The 2018 Forest Festival of Trees draws a big crowd of young readers | Quill and Quire

12,000 students descend on Harbourfront to celebrate the 2018 Forest Festival of Trees and cheer on their favourite books.

Scaachi Koul on the Leacock Medal's historic all-female shortlist | Quill and Quire

"I grew up watching funny people, reading funny writing, and I think for people who sit on the outside looking in, getting noticed by something like the Leacock feels important,” says finalist Scaachi Koul.

Sheree Fitch and Emma FitzGerald take readers to EveryBody Street | Quill and Quire

Sheree Fitch celebrates uniqueness, compassion, and connectedness in the new picture book reissue of her 2001 poem, EveryBody's Different on EveryBody Street.

Winnie Yeung says collaborating on a young Syrian refugee's story proved educational for both | Quill and Quire

ESL teacher Winnie Yeung worked closely with her student, Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, to turn his family's memories into Homes: A Refugee Story.

Sarah Selecky encounters mystery and magic in her debut novel, Radiant Shimmering Light | Quill and Quire

"Selecky discovered that much of what she had written about – from crystal-infused face creams to what would become the #MeToo movement – started materializing in the real world."

Toronto Public Library is looking for a romance writer in residence | Quill and Quire

Attn: professional romance authors. The TPL is looking to fill a writer in residence position this fall. ❤️❤️❤️

Samantha Cutrara receives IBBY research grant to focus on how comics depict Canadian history | Quill and Quire

Historian Samantha Cutrara will use the money to continue her research into how Canadian history is portrayed in children’s graphic novels.

Town Is by the Sea honoured by inaugural New York Rights Fair for visual excellence | Quill and Quire

Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith's picture book was selected as one of 15 titles by the New York Rights Fair.

Boys: What It Means to Become a Man | Quill and Quire

Two new books by Rachel Giese and Jamil Jivani complicate the mainstream narrative about traditional masculine identity.

Audible Canada joins Festival of Literary Diversity as lead corporate sponsor | Quill and Quire

Great news for FOLD, which kicks off in Brampton this Friday.

Spotlight on Nova Scotia: Lexicon Books | Quill and Quire

Happy third anniversary to Nova Scotia's Lexicon Books.

Mad taps Canadian cartoonist Mike Holmes for "True Story"–style comic | Quill and Quire

Canadian-born cartoonist Mike Holmes is getting Real, Dumb for Mad Magazine.

Carol Rose Daniels's debut poetry collection explores concepts of healing and balance in the aftermath of the Sixties Scoop | Quill and Quire

Carol Rose Daniels is probably best known for being the first Indigenous woman to anchor a national news broadcast in Canada. But if you ask the multi-talented artist, she’ll tell you that poetry is her first love.

Vancouver's Massy Books is both welcomed and welcoming | Quill and Quire

Vancouver’s Massy Books is quickly becoming a beacon for the literary community as well as a champion of Indigenous authors and diversity.

From military brat to acclaimed poet, Dani Couture has never lost her sense of curiosity | Quill and Quire

National Poetry Month continues with this profile of Toronto poet Dani Couture by Shazia Hafiz Ramji.

The University of Guelph honours the Bookshelf's Barb and Doug Minett | Quill and Quire

Almost five decades after founding the Bookshelf, Barb and Doug Minett are being awarded honorary degrees by the University of Guelph for “their tremendous contributions” to the publishing industry and their beloved city.

Ben Clanton on the Narwhal that swims inside his head | Quill and Quire

Narwhal and Jelly creator Ben Clanton on ice cream and waffle cones, and Peanut Butter and Jelly.

Terese Marie Mailhot: how speaking her own story provided a means of transcending negative experiences | Quill and Quire

Teresa Marie Mailhot, the bestselling author of the memoir Heart Berries, on the power of telling her own story.

I left nothing inside on purpose | Quill and Quire

Kicking off our poetry month coverage with a starred review of Stevie Howell's I left nothing inside on purpose.

How university creative-writing programs are building respect in the classroom | Quill and Quire

The concept of safe spaces on post-secondary campuses has become, to say the least, polarizing. Here's how two creative- writing programs are addressing the issue.

Julie Flett's Q&Q cover illustration gets a second life gracing a new children's book by Monique Gray Smith | Quill and Quire

How Julie Flett's cover for Q&Q inspired the illustration that appears on Monique Gray Smith's new book.

Between the Lines receiving hate mail, facing potential legal action following Gerald Stanley statement | Quill and Quire

Since releasing a statement why they won't consider publishing Gerald Stanley's book, Toronto indie press Between the Lines has become a target.

Bryan Prince Bookseller to close after nearly 30 years | Quill and Quire

The beloved Hamilton bookseller will close its doors on Thursday.

Gerald Stanley's legal team approaching publishers in hopes of sharing his side of the story | Quill and Quire

Between the Lines has issued a press release stating the reasons why it would not consider publishing Gerald Stanley, and urges other publishers to follow suit.

League of Canadian Poets announces 2018 awards longlists | Quill and Quire

Canisia Lubrin’s collection Voodoo Hypothesis is up for all three awards

Conrad Black's Donald Trump book coming out with Marlon Bundo publisher | Quill and Quire

Conrad Black now shares a publisher with a popular White House rabbit.

Jobs | Quill and Quire

Don't forget! The deadline to apply for Q&Q's p/t associate editor position is Friday.

How the movie adaptation of Indian Horse stayed true to Richard Wagamese's voice | Quill and Quire

"“Richard, if he were alive, would be the voice of the film and would’ve been there every step of the way with us.”

It may be the Ides of March but at Q&Q it is time for April's poetry issue. Featuring profiles of Shannon Webb-Campbell, Dani Couture, Emma Healey, and Jeff Latosik, written by Canisia Lubrin, Sheniz Janmohamed, Steven W. Beattie, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, and much more.

Revisiting The Landing with John Ibbitson, 10 years later | Quill and Quire

"If in your lifetime you have one book that is what you wanted it to be, then you are incredibly lucky," says John Ibbitson. His is The Landing.

Halifax's Nimbus Publishing expands into new location featuring coffee shop and bookstore | Quill and Quire

Nimbus Publishing has found a new home just in time for its 40th-anniversary celebrations.

New Heritage Minute features Lucy Maud Montgomery's struggles with depression and rejection | Quill and Quire

Marking International Women's Day with a new Heritage Minute based on the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Between the Lines, Inanna Publications, and Fernwood Publishing join the International Women's Strike | Quill and Quire

Three Canadian publishers are striking Thursday in solidarity with women around the world.

McNally's opens new store in Winnipeg's Forks Market | Quill and Quire

It's a good day for indie bookselling news.

Toronto's Little Island Comics reopens | Quill and Quire

Great news for young comics fans.

Kidlit Spotlight: Looking to children's authors to change the schoolyard status quo | Quill and Quire

"Today’s news headlines suggest a rising tide against accepting bullying as part of the status quo. And children’s authors, educators, and researchers are leading the way in working to effect real change in the lives of children who bully and are bullied."

Invisible Publishing doubling royalties for its female authors in honour of International Women's Day | Quill and Quire

Invisible Publishing is celebrating International Women's Day and its authors in a big way.

Esther the Wonder Pig makes her picture book debut | Quill and Quire

"What we’re hoping is that the adults really get the underlying messages while the kids, at first glance, just see the story and just have fun with it and fall in love with Esther as a character."

Provincial ministries of education file suit against Access Copyright for $27.5 million in fees | Quill and Quire

"“I think it is really a strange, overt attempt to harass and intimidate the creative sector,” says Glenn Rollans, president of the Association of Canadian Publishers.

Tanya Talaga wins RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers | Quill and Quire

Toronto journalist Tanya Talaga was presented with the $25,000 award at a luncheon in Toronto today.

Take Q&Q's 2018 salary survey | Quill and Quire

This is the last week to participate in Q&Q's salary survey and to help build an accurate snapshot of the Canadian publishing industry.

Is Najwa Zebian poised to be the next Rupi Kaur? | Quill and Quire

With more than 700,000 Instagram followers and some celebrity fans behind her, is Lebanese-Canadian poet Najwa Zebian poised to be the next Rupi Kaur?

Q&A: Lawyer Lisa Jean Helps on CanLit, #MeToo, and defamation laws | Quill and Quire

Vancouver lawyer and creative-writing grad Lisa Jean Helps is offering 30-minute pro bono consultations for anyone who has received a cease and desist letter related to speaking up about an assault.

Public Lending Right announces 25-year cap for older titles, introduces audiobooks to the program | Quill and Quire

PLR cheques went in the mail today, along with letters introducing some major changes to the program.

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