June 16th, 2015 by admin

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Pedlar Press publishes innovative, contemporary Canadian fiction & poetry, the occasional literary nonfiction title, works that preserve and extend the literary tradition that values experimentation in style & form. Writers include Sara Tilley, Robert Mellin, Maureen Hynes, Brenda Leifso, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Ken Sparling, Martha Baillie, Kate Cayley, Stan Dragland, Emily McGiffin, Sonja Greckol, nathan dueck, Jan Zwicky, Phil Hall, Anne Fleming, Ronna Bloom, Yoko’s Dogs, Jane Munro, Jacob Wren, Aga Maksimowska, Maureen Harris. . .

Click on the various Pages to see Pedlar’s full front and back lists.

Pedlar Press titles may be ordered from your local independent bookseller, from www.alllitup.ca (the new all-Canadian online bookstore), from www.amazon.ca, or directly from Pedlar Press. To purchase directly from Pedlar, contact Beth Follett at:  feralgrl@interlog.com

For inquiries regarding submissions, please send an e-mail message to Beth Follett, Publisher. [April 2016 update – Pedlar is not accepting submissions at this time.]

The publisher wishes to acknowledge financial support received from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Newfoundland and Labrador Publishers Assistance Program.

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Soraya Peerbaye, TELL: Poems For A Girlhood. Finalist for 2016 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize

May 25th, 2016 by admin
Soraya Peerbaye, Toronto, Tell: poems for a girlhood, Pedlar Press

Reena Virk was a girl of South Asian descent who was murdered on November 14th, 1997, in Saanich, British Columbia. At least eight young people participated in the initial assault, while more looked on. Seven of her assailants were girls; five were white. Virk rose from that beating and walked north across a bridge toward home. Her drowned body was found in the Gorge Waterway. In Tell: poems for a girlhood, without a trace of sentimentality and with heart-wrenching courage, Soraya Peerbaye gathers evidence into an entire poetic vision of contemporary adolescent fury and angst.

S Peerbaye Soraya Peerbaye’s first collection of poetry, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her poems have appeared in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Women Poets, as well as the literary journals Other Voices, Prairie Fire and The New Quarterly; she has also contributed to the chapbook anthology Translating Horses. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Peerbaye lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Tell: poems for a girlhood is also a finalist for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize, to be announced June 2, 2016, in Toronto.

More nominations

May 22nd, 2016 by admin

Sara Tilley’s novel Duke has been nominated for the 2016 NL Book Awards.

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Read Good Books

May 7th, 2016 by admin

“Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.”  ―Jane Kenyon

WINNER

April 28th, 2016 by admin

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

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Winter in Tilting:  Slide Hauling in a Newfoundland Outport

by Robert Mellin

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Presented annually during the Atlantic Book Awards to an Atlantic Canada publisher of the printed book which best exemplifies publishing activity in Atlantic Canada.

 

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And the best news is: all these winning and nominated titles—Duke (Sara Tilley), Winter in Tilting (Robert Mellin), The Poison Colour (Maureen Hynes), Tell: poems for a girlhood (Soraya Peerbaye), Strangers & Others (Stan Dragland), Light (Souvankham Thammavongsa), The Outside World (Barry Dempster), Subduction Zone (Emily McGiffin), How You Were Born (Kate Cayley) — and all the other brilliant works by Pedlar authors CAN BE PURCHASED, CAN BE READ — without 15% tax, at libraries to which you can walk from your house — for at least the next few weeks.

 

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2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

April 12th, 2016 by admin

The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2016 International and Canadian Shortlist