When we’re done with a book, we put it on our shelf, sometimes admiring how it takes up space and makes us look smart. But did you know books get lonely? That’s right. They do. Trust me. If you had to set up two books on a blind date, which books would you choose? Got a love match? […]
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be publishing the third book from Tricia Dower in 2016. Becoming Lin is the story of a young woman awakening to the profound moral issues of her day, searching for what she can believe in and confronting the fear that keeps her frozen in childhood. Set in Minnesota between […]
Fantastic books by queer women! For Your Own Good, by Leah Horlick “Sometimes it feels as though there are Poems About Important Issues and Good Poems, and the two camps rarely meet. For Your Own Good is a startling combination of the two, skillful poems both defiant and self-aware, and close to my femme heart. We need […]
Dipnetting with Dad, by Willie Sellars and illustrated by Kevin Easthope, has been nominated for a Chocolate Lily Award! The BC Chocolate Lily Young Readers’ Choice Awards encourages grade school students to read some of the best fiction by British Columbia’s children’s authors and illustrators. It all began with a desire to introduce B.C. children to […]
A Literary Home for Queer Women In 2016, Caitlin Press will launch a new imprint (a branch of the press with its own name and brand identity) dedicated to publishing literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry by and about queer women (those who identify as queer women, including trans women, or include this in their personal […]
The Danuta Gleed Award is a Canadian award for the best debut short fiction collection with a purse of $10,000! Congratulations to Janine Alyson Young, whose short fiction collection, Hideout Hotel, has been shortlisted along with other fantastic emerging writers! Here’s what the judges had to say about Hideout Hotel: “Young’s tender and ironic stories about disaffected […]
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Boobs: Explorations of Women’s Relationships to Their Bodies Caitlin Press is currently seeking submissions by women of all ages, orientations, colour and backgrounds—including trans women and anyone who includes this identity in their personal history—for our upcoming anthology about breasts. Although we are primarily looking for non-fiction prose (approximately 2000 to 4000 words), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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