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

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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

Monday, March 26th, 2018

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.



Beth Follett


The League of Canadian Poets 2018 book awards longlist

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018


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

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Gerald Squires nominated for NL Heritage Book Award

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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.