June 16th, 2015 by admin

113 Bond Street St. John’s NL A1C 1T6   feralgrl@interlog.com

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, Joanna Page, Maureen Hynes, Soraya Peerbaye, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Martha Baillie, Kate Cayley, Emily McGiffin, Jan Zwicky, Stan Dragland, Aaron Peck, Anne Golden, Anne Fleming, Ronna Bloom, Barry Dempster, Aga Maksimowska, Maureen Scott Harris. . .

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

Stan Dragland’s GERALD SQUIRES, Martha Baillie’s novel THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLÖGEL, and the full 2017 and 2016 lists may be purchased by scrolling down to posts below.

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

SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 2018 update – Pedlar is accepting submissions. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Pedlar’s mandate. You can read it here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/pedlarpress/about/

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

“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

**Gerald Squires** nominated for APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award

April 17th, 2018 by admin
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2018
(Halifax, NS) Shortlisted Books for 2018 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award
The Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association is pleased to announce a shortlist of five books for the 2018 Best Atlantic Published Book Award. A cash prize of $3,000 will be awarded to the publisher and a cash prize of $1,000 to the author, to be shared with co-author(s) and/or illustrator(s).
The APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award is awarded to an Atlantic Canada publisher whose book best exemplifies excellence and achievement in publishing.
The 2018 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award Shortlist:
  • Gerald Squires: An Artbook – with critical writing by Stan Dragland (Pedlar Press)
  • Policing Black Lives – Robyn Maynard (Fernwood Publishing)
  • Powered by Love – Joanna Henry (Goose Lane Editions)
  • SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut – Heather Igloliorte (Goose Lane Editions)
  • Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge – Pam Hall (Breakwater Books)

The Award will be presented as part of the Atlantic Books Awards. This year’s event will be held in Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, on Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Pedlar would like to congratulate the publishers of these fine and worthy titles.


Pay What You Can

Pay What You Can

March 26th, 2018 by admin

Do you long to purchase the artbook GERALD SQUIRES but are strapped for cash at present?

I am always willing to accept PWYC (pay what you can) terms. The reason for Pedlar Press’s existence is to put excellent books (stories, poems, essays, in other words, thinking) into readers’ hands. Class, race, gender, ability, education, access—Pedlar understands that obstacles to books exist.

Talk to me: ask for what you need. The entire relationship between author, publisher and reader is meant to benefit each of us.

E:  feralgrl@interlog.com


Beth Follett


The League of Canadian Poets 2018 book awards longlist

March 21st, 2018 by admin


We are thrilled to announce the 2018 Book Awards longlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, and the Raymond Souster Award. Shortlists for these and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award will be announced Monday, April 30, 2018! Stay tuned.


This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt (Frontenac House) | Iolaire by Karen Clavelle (Turnstone Press) | Faunics by Jack Davis (Pedlar Press) | Thin Air of the Knowable by Wendy Donowa (Brick Books) | Voodoo Hypothesis by Canisia Lubrin (Wolsak & Wynn) | The Divining Pool by Amanda Merritt (Wundor Editions) | Otolith by Emily Nilsen (Goose Lane Editions) | The Panic Room by Rebecca Păpucaru (Nightwood Editions) | The Rules of the Kingdom by Julie Paul (McGill-Queen’s University Press) | Better Nature by Fenn Stewart (Book*hug) | Admission Requirements by Phoebe Wang (McClelland & Stewart) | Fragments, Desire by Onjana Yawnghwe (Oolichan Books)

2018 jury: Laura McRae, Sandra Ridley, Clea Roberts


Indianland by Lesley Belleau (ARP Books) | Feel Happier in Nine Seconds by Linda Besner (Coach House Books) | The Corpses of the Future by Lynn Crosbie (House of Anansi Press) | Bicycle Thieves by Mary di Michele (EWC Press) | Museum of Kindness by Susan Elmslie (Brick Books) | Breathing at Dusk by Beth Goobie (Coteau Books) | Penelope by Sue Goyette (Gaspereau Press) | Linger, Still by Aislinn Hunter | Siren by Kateri Lanthier (Véhicule Press) | Voodoo Hypothesis by Canisia Lubrin (Wolsak & Wynn) | Little Wildheart by Micheline Maylor (University of Alberta Press) | All We Saw by Anne Michaels (McClelland & Stewart) | Otolith by Emily Nilsen (Goose Lane Editions) | Dear Ghost, by Catherine Owen (Wolsak & Wynn) | Thing Is by Suzannah Showler (McClelland & Stewart) | Admission Requirements by Phoebe Wang (McClelland & Stewart)

2018 jury: Bruce Meyer, Cheryl Antao-Xavier, Julie Cameron Gray


This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt (Frontenac House) | Late Style by Barry Dempster (Pedlar Press) | Thin Air of the Knowable by Wendy Donowa (Brick Books) | The Better Monsters by Puneet Dutt (Mansfield Press) | Cloud Physics by Karen Enns (University of Regina Press) | Slow War by Benjamin Hertwig (McGill-Queen’s University Press) | Trailer Park Elegy by Cornelia Hoogland (Harbour Publishing) | Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes by Jennifer LoveGrove (Book*hug) | Voodoo Hypothesis by Canisia Lubrin (Wolsak & Wynn) | Little Wildheart by Micheline Maylor (University of Alberta Press) | This Real by Concetta Principe (Pedlar Press) | Dead White Men by Shane Rhodes (Coach House Books) | Mischief by John Terpstra (Gaspereau Press)

2018 jury: Hendrik Slegtenhorst, Almeda Miller, Jimmy McInnes

If you place her in a sub-category, you mean to limit her reach

March 10th, 2018 by admin

Gerald Squires nominated for NL Heritage Book Award

February 20th, 2018 by admin

The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) is proud to announce the 2018 shortlist for the Heritage and History Book Award.

  • Gerhard P. Bassler, Escape Hatch, Newfoundland’s Quest for German Industry and Immigration, 1950-1970, Flanker Press, 2017.
  • Stan Dragland, Gerald Squires, Pedlar Press, 2017.
  • Anna Kearney Guigné, The Forgotten Songs of Newfoundland Outports: As Taken from Kenneth Peacock’s Newfoundland Field Collection, 1951-1961, Canadian Museum of History and University of Ottawa Press, 2016.
  • Pam Hall, Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II, Breakwater, 2017.
  • Jenny Higgins, Newfoundland in the First World War, Boulder Publications, 2016.
  • Roger Pickavance, The Traditional Newfoundland Kitchen, Boulder Publications, 2017.
  • Harvey B. Richer, Gold Coins of Newfoundland, 1865-1888, Boulder Publications, 2017.
  • J. C. Roy, Terra Magna: Labrador, Breakwater, 2017.

The eight titles selected for the 2018 shortlist represent an eclectic exploration of Newfoundland and Labrador’s history and heritage, with topics covering art, local knowledge, music, industry, war, food, and money.

The shortlist represents outstanding work of non-fiction, published in 2016 or 2017, that enriches the knowledge of the general public of the heritage and history of Newfoundland and Labrador. The winning title will be announced on March 7, 2018 at the ceremony for the HSA’s Manning Awards for Excellence.