Jay Sherwood shortlisted for the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

Surveying Southern British Columbia, the fourth book in Jay Sherwood’s series on BC surveyor Frank Swannell, has been shortlisted for the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing.  The medal will be awarded, along with $2,500, to the author whose book makes the most significant contribution to the historical literature of British Columbia. And where will this award […]

First Novel Award finalist and a Shining Willow Award nominee — busy day!

First Novel Award finalist and a Shining Willow Award nominee — busy day!

Chelsea Rooney’s novel, Pedal, is a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award! Since 1976, the First Novel Award has launched the careers of some of Canada’s most beloved novelists, including Michael Ondaatje, Joy Kogawa, Rohinton Mistry, Anne Michaels and Joseph Boyden. The winning novel will be selected by a panel composed of award-winning Canadian authors Nick Mount, Helen […]

Betty Keller wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award

Betty Keller wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award

A big congratulations to Betty Keller on being the recipient of the 12th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. We are so proud of you, Betty! Betty is an award-winning author, editor, playwright, teacher and co-founder of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts — the longest-running literary festival in Canada! Here is […]

Congratulations BC Book Prize finalists!

Congratulations BC Book Prize finalists!

We are so proud of all of our authors and are thrilled that some of them have been recognized by the BC Book Prizes! This year, three Caitlin Press authors are finalists for a BC Book Prize! Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize–Awarded to the author of the book that contributes the most to the enjoyment and understanding […]

Caitlin Press is BC’s Publisher of the Year, plus some exciting new developments!

The Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award The Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award is presented as deserved to an active BC book publishing company that has, in recent times, earned the respect and applause of the community of publishers for a specific publishing project, an extraordinary contribution to the BC publishing community, […]

And the winners are …

Thank you for all the fantastic submissions to the second round of the Dipnetting with Dad colouring contest! With over a hundred submissions, it was sure a tough decision! Congratulations to the two winners, Michael Cheng and Tylor Jensen!   Tylor Jensen, age 6 We were especially impressed with Tylor’s detail in the grandmother’s dress, including […]

Currently accepting unsolicited non-fiction submissions

Founded in 1977, Caitlin Press publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry that reflect the diverse cultures, histories and concerns of BC, bridging the gap between the urban and the rural. Caitlin also remains committed to its feminist origins by publishing bold works by and about BC women for a local and national readership. We welcome submissions […]

Andrea the Publicist’s Top Ten Favourite Moments of 2014

These are my top ten favourite moments. Some of them aren’t really moments, but more like events or highlights. But none of you are combing through this with a red pen or anything, so here goes … 1) The Vancouver Sun lists Becoming Wild, by Nikki van Schyndel, as one of 2014’s top ten bestselling […]

A Trail of Two Telegraphs

4 Books for People Like My Dad

My dad doesn’t have art on the walls. Instead, he has maps of southern BC, tide charts, things like that. We learned the ICAO phonetic alphabet so I can say my postal code like a pro: Victor- zero-November-one-Yankee-one. Impressed? Me too. If your dad is like my dad (or maybe YOU are like my dad), […]

Congratulations Colouring Contest Winners!

Wow! So many fantastic entries to the Dipnetting with Dad colouring contest! Thank you to everyone who sent their beautifully coloured sheet — and to the schools who helped, too! The winners of the first contest are … In the ages 4-6 category: Jacqualyn of Red Bluff Lhatko Elementary, Quesnel, BC!   In the ages […]