In House: Pedlar Press

"Gutsy and gorgeous” goes the mantle of Newfoundland-based publisher of 18 years, Pedlar Press, and both Pedlar and its publisher, Beth Follett, wear it quite well.

Working in social services for over twenty years, Beth had seen her fair share of gutsiness that had been sidelined by terrible hardship. Shortly after leaving her post, a fellow social worker and dear friend passed away, leaving Beth as executor of his affairs and a small nest egg to do with what she wanted. More gutsiness: she started a literary press with the money.

2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards Handed Out

The 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards were recently handed out to their respective winners. Each year the SBA celebrate and reward the members of the Saskatchewan writing and publishing community through 14 awards across many categories, such as best fiction, poetry, and first book.

We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors on their big wins!

Brindle & Glass & Suzanne North for Flying Time, which won the University of Regina Book of the Year Award

2015 Manitoba Book Award Winners Announced

The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Publishers recently announced the winners of their annual slate of awards. Seventeen awards were handed out across a variety of categories, including best non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Wayne Tefs was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

We would like to congratulate our members and their authors who received awards:

In House: Brick Books

Poetry, almost by definition, is a form rooted in centuries of tradition and yet constantly changes and evolves. It stands to reason, then, that Canada’s sole publisher exclusively publishing poetry would bring the same mix of expertise and innovation to the table. And London, Ontario’s Brick Books, the only publisher in Canada publishing nothing but incredible poetry from some of the country’s top talents, definitely does.

2015 Atlantic Book Awards Shortlists Announced

The Atlantic Book Awards announced their 2015 shortlists at the Halifax Public Library on April 7th during a "Writers in Conversation" discussion with Valerie Compton, Alexander MacLeod, and Ami MacKay. The awards acknowledge the best books published by Atlantic Canadian writers in several categories over the past year.

We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who received nominations:

2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Revealed

Both the international and Canadian shortlists for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize were revealed on April 7th. The most lucrative poetry prize in the world, the Griffin is given to the best first edition of poetry in English to celebrate and raise awareness for the important place poetry plays in our cultural lives.

This year's Canadian shortlist features two LPG member publishers:

Brick Books & Jane Munro for Blue Sonoma

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