American Library Association awards 2016 Stonewall Honour to Leah Horlick’s “For Your Own Good”

We are thrilled to announce that For Your Own Good, written by Leah Horlick, has been named a 2016 Stonewall Honor book in the Barbara Gittings Literature Award category. The Stonewall Book Awards recognizes works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. It is an official award of the American […]

ReLit Awards 2016 Shortlist Announced

Caitlin Press would like to thank Kenneth J. Harvey for announcing the “long shortlist” for the ReLit Awards and congratulate all the candidates selected. Among them, we are proud to see Chelsea Rooney’s Pedal on the list. Designed by Christopher Kearney of Newfoundland, winners receive the ReLit Ring, which features four moveable dials, each one struck with the entire alphabet […]

Seeking Aboriginal illustrator for children’s book project (submissions now closed)

Seeking Aboriginal illustrator for children’s book project (submissions now closed)

Caitlin Press is seeking expressions of interest from First Nations, Inuit and Metis artists for the creation of contemporary illustrations for upcoming children’s book projects. Our most recent children’s book, Dipnetting with Dad, was written by Willie Sellars and illustrated by Kevin Easthope. The book was shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Award and the Shining Willow Award, was an […]

3 Books About Amazing Cariboo Women

3 Books About Amazing Cariboo Women

Cougar Annie, Rattlensake Rose, The Cougar Lady … Canada isn’t just a big country, but a big-personality country. And the Cariboo-Chilcotin is home to some of the most fascinating, hands-on gals you’ll ever read about. Hunting guides, rancher-artists, brushes with bears and internationally acclaimed visual artists all in the same place–these books are sure to inspire. […]

3 Books for the Soulful Traveller

When I first travelled, I did so by getting a job: I taught ESL in a small Mexican town and later took a job in a whirring city in southern China. Then I tried “back-packing” with a girlfriend, tripping around Peru and seeking out tours and souvenirs. All those conversations about what hotel to stay […]

Inspiration in Just Two Minutes

Cheri Caleb, the executive producer at Back Valley Road Productions, has made this beautiful book trailer. I don’t think the term “book trailer” really does it justice, though. It’s more like a micro-documentary. You have probably heard of A World for My Daughter: An Ecologist’s Search for Optimism, by Alejandro Frid. Alejandro recently appeared at the Vancouver International […]

Dagger Editions: Seeking Manuscripts by Queer Women

Dagger Editions, an imprint of Caitlin Press, publishes 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 history). We celebrate the launch of Dagger’s first titles this spring, 2016: Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas, by Betsy Warland […]

Call for Submissions: Pacific Poems

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The Pacific Ocean: Protecting our Endangered Coast Caitlin Press is currently accepting submissions for an anthology of poems that explores the Pacific Ocean as a wilderness, a haven, and a part of our natural world that needs protecting. Find the metaphors and language for a new revolution. For Wordsworth it was civil […]

Remembrance: Our Gift to You

Remembrance: Our Gift to You

November and December is a time to remember not only those who have died in war, but also those who have been the victims of gendered violence, as with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th and the National Day to End Violence Against Women on December 6th. To commemorate these important events, we would […]

Dipnetting with Dad wins Gold Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award!

Dipnetting with Dad, by Willie Sellars and illustrated by Kevin Easthope, both residents to the Williams Lake area, has won the Gold Medal for Moonbeam Award’s Best First Picture Book! The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are an international award for children’s books published in English or Spanish. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to […]