Call for Submissions: Travelling Alone

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Caitlin Press is currently seeking submissions by women for the upcoming anthology on travelling alone. Submissions must be non-fiction, and may range from approximately 1000 to 6000 words. This anthology explores not only the broad range of experiences of women travelling alone but the concept of aloneness. From the thrill of independence […]

Fantastic short fiction this Friday

If you’re on the Sunshine Coast this weekend, come by The Gumboot Cafe on Friday night to hear these two exciting readers! Janine is having bad dreams that she must read from a cup full of gravy, and Andrea fears a heckler may attend. Would that be some supremely fantastic unprecedented literary drama, or what?

A story of truth and reconciliation — one apology, one friendship at a time

If you’re in the Courtenay, BC area, please join author Florence Kaefer on Thursday, June 19, at the Courtenay Library. Her new book, Back to the Red Road, tells the story of reconciliation between two individuals — co-author Edward Gamblin, a residential school survivor, and Florence, his former teacher. “As Edward Gamblin’s daughter, I am […]

Book Talk

Our new newsletter is called Book Talk, which we send out weekly. A tip here, a funny anecdote there, some celebration-worthy news and upcoming events, it’s a light, quick read for your Friday afternoon, a little behind-the-scenes publishing mayhem–I mean sophisticated mechanics of the well-oiled machine that is Caitlin Press. We even have reviews! This […]

We got ebooks!

Yes, we do! From bestsellers like Somewhere In-Between and Journeywoman, to our cutting-edge fiction like The Butcher of Penetang and Jane and the Whales.   Go with KOBO and read books on your PC, your Kobo reader, or on your smartphone (there is an app!). Buy books for your Kindle on AMAZON. Check out BARNES […]

Writers’ Room: Andrea Routley on the short story

Andrea Routley is the next author in our series of interviews with short story writers. Her collection, Jane and the Whales, is currently a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award — Debut Fiction, an international English language award for LGBT writers. How do you read a short story? You forget about the first time you […]

Congratulations to Janine Alyson Young — now a master of fine arts!

Look at this woman–a master of fine arts, a mother and an author! Where are these ambitious young people coming from, you ask? The Sunshine Coast. We’re so proud of this local, talented new writer! I had to include this photo below of Janine with her young son, also taken at UBC. How adorable is […]

Watch Becoming Wild author harvest food and start a bow-drill fire!

Currently seeking women’s outdoor adventure memoir

We are currently seeking submissions of women’s outdoor adventure memoir. If you wish to submit a manuscript for consideration, please begin with a letter of enquiry which should consist of an outline, an author bio and a ten-page sample of your work. In the spirit of saving a tree, please do not submit your entire […]

Writers’ Room: Betsy Trumpener on the short story

Betsy Trumpener is the next author in our series of interviews with short story writers. Her collection, The Butcher of Penetang, was shortlisted for the 2009 Danuta Gleed Award, a national award celebrating the best debut short fiction collections in Canada each year. How do you read a short story? Betsy Trumpener: I’m a critical […]