Chantel Guertin says goodbye to Pippa Greene | Quill and Quire

Chantel Guertin prepares to say goodbye to her young protagonist Pippa Greene with the fourth instalment in her YA series.

Why Rahim Ladha has committed $34,800 a year to two new monthly literary prizes | Quill and Quire

Toronto fundraising consultant Rahim Ladha has launched two new self-funded monthly literary prizes: one for Canadian queer, trans, two-spirited, Black, or Indigenous writers, and another for disabled writers.

Diversity driving sales in kidlit, says Book Summit keynote Zareen Jaffery | Quill and Quire

Salaam Reads editor Zareen Jaffery spoke to Q&Q ahead of her keynote speech at tomorrow's Book Summit conference.

Daily Deals: Jael Richardson to publish debut novel with HarperCollins | Quill and Quire

Jael Richardson's debut novel, Gutter, will be published by HarperCollins in fall 2020.

Remembering David McFadden, 1940–2018 | Quill and Quire

“His poetry is a joy to read, a great and ineffable joy."

Q&A: Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt | Quill and Quire

Billy-Ray Belcourt on his Griffin win, the meaning behind his work, and the responsibility of helping other writers.

Kidlit Fall Preview: picture books | Quill and Quire

More than just bedtime stories: a preview of this fall's picture books, including new titles by JonArno Lawson, Susan Aglukark, and Shauntay Grant.

Pedlar Press founder Beth Follett looks forward to returning to her own writing after more than 20 years of nurturing writers' books | Quill and Quire

On June 10, friends and colleagues of Beth Follett will gather in Toronto to celebrate the Pedlar Press founder.

Agony Editor: Is it in poor taste for an author to charge a book club an appearance fee? | Quill and Quire

"If your writer relies on writing for her livelihood, I think it’s perfectly reasonable for her to ask for compensation."

Watch: The Sisters Brothers trailer | Quill and Quire

A sneak peek at Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly playing Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers.

2018 Salary Survey: The good, the bad, and the hopeful | Quill and Quire

Women’s salaries have remained stagnant since Q&Q's last survey five years ago. (online subscription required)

CanLit vending machine to launch at Billy Bishop Airport | Quill and Quire

Starting June 1, you'll be able to pick up some CanLit while you're waiting for your flight, thanks to Literary Press Group.

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.

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