Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Kathleen Winter in The National Post

Novelist and short story writer Kathleen Winter is guest editing "The Afterword" in The National Post this week. Winter's first novel, Annabel, has just been released by House of Anansi Press.

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Three of Kathleen Winter's short stories are available as part of Rattling Books' EarLit Shorts 1, an audio anthology of short fiction, or as individual digital downloads.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kathleen Winter in The Globe

Novelist and short story writer Kathleen Winter is profiled in The Globe & Mail. Winter's first novel, Annabel, has just been released by House of Anansi Press.

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Three of Kathleen Winter's short stories are available as part of Rattling Books' EarLit Shorts 1, an audio anthology of short fiction, or as individual digital downloads.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rebecca Rosenblum on Book Clubs

Here's an interesting post on book clubs from Rebecca Rosenblum's newly relocated (and sharply designed) blog.

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Two of Rebecca Rosenblum's short stories, "Christmas with My Mother" and "The Weatherboy," are available as digital downloads from Rattling Books, or can be purchased as part of the EarLit Shorts 4 anthology.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Steven Heighton on Doing Double Duty

Steven Heighton has written an interesting piece on being both a poet and a fiction writer for The National Post. Read it here.

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Steven Heighton's short story, "The Dead are More Visible," is available as a digital download from Rattling Books. It was published as part of the EarLit Shorts 3 anthology.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Atlantic Canada Reads

Salty Ink is running an Atlantic Canadian version of Canada Reads. It's called (drumroll, please) Atlantic Canada Reads. Natch.

There are six contenders, among them, Kenneth J. Harvey's Blackstrap Hawco, Lisa Moore's February, and Kathleen Winter's Annabel.

Visit the website to learn more and to cast your votes.

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Open, Lisa Moore's highly acclaimed collection of short stories, is available as an unabridge audio book from Rattling Books. The stories from Open can also be purchased as individual digital downloads.

Three of Kathleen Winter's short stories, "The Destination," "Sleep Little Baby," and "His Brown Face" are available as individual digital downloads from rattlingbooks.com, or as part of the EarLit Shorts 1 anthology of short fiction.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Michael Winter in The Walrus

The incomparable Walrus (see how they run like pigs from a gun) has published a new piece by Michael Winter, illustrated by Seth. It's an excerpt from Winter's upcoming book, The Death of Donna Whalen.

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The Big Why, Michael Winter's fictional treatment of artist Rockwell Kent's turbulent sojourn in Newfoundland, is available as an unabridged audiobook from Rattling Books.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Leslie Vryenhoek's Scrabble Lessons

This is something we should have drawn attention to a while ago, but didn't. Leslie Vryenhoek's Scrabble Lessons receives a nice little profile on the website of Salty Ink. Vryenhoek's collection is well worth reading, for anyone who appreciates the short story form--or, for that matter, for anyone who enjoys razor sharp writing.

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Two of Leslie Vryenhoek's stories, "All She Swallowed" and "Cycle" are available as digital downloads from Rattling Books. Both stories are also available as part of the EarLit Shorts 4 anthology of short fiction.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jessica Grant Interviews

In case you haven't yet come across them, here are two interviews with Jessica Grant, author of the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award-winning book, Come, Thou Tortoise.

The first interview is from the website of The National Post. Click here to read it. The second is from Salty Ink, a website dedicated to Atlantic Canadian writers and writing. Read it here.

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Jessica Grant's story, "The Princification Process," is available as a digital download from Rattling Books. It also appears in the anthology EarLit Shorts 3. Her short story collection, Making Light of Tragedy, is forthcoming in the fall of 2010 as a Rattling Books unabridged audiobook.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jennifer Barrett – Solo Show

If you haven't already (and you happen to be in St. John's), drop down to the Leyton Gallery of Fine Art on Clift's-Baird's Cove to see a solo exhibition of artwork by Jennifer Barrett. Outdoorsy runs until June 20th, so there's still time to see her fabulously vibrant artwork.

Among other things, Jennifer is known for her devilishly funny cartoon strip, Werebears and Only Children, from the St. John's alternative newspaper The Scope.

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Jennifer Barrett is the creator of the audiobook-crazy razorbills that adorn Rattling Books' current catalogue of titles.


Monday, June 14, 2010

bpNichol Chapbook Award Shortlist

We're pleased to announce that Newfoundland poet Mark Callanan's Sea Legend, a chapbook of poems recently published by Frog Hollow Press, has been nominated for this year's bpNichol Chapbook Poetry Award.

The other nominees are Larissa Lai for Eggs in the Basement, Alisha Piercey for You have hair like flags, flags that point in many directions at once but cannot pinpoint land when lost at sea, and Aaron Tucker for Apartments.

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Mark Callanan is currently working with Rattling Books to develop its catalogue of poetry titles.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

EarLit Shorts Audio Anthology Series Call for Submissions

EarLit Shorts, the signature audio short fiction anthology series from Rattling Books is calling for submissions.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2010

Rattling Books is seeking previously unpublished short fiction for EarLit Shorts, a series of audio anthologies. Stories will be available on-line, singly or collectively, as digital downloads.

EarLit Shorts was launched in the fall of 2008 with works by Jessica Grant, Steven Heighton, Joel Thomas Hynes, Kathleen Winter, Russell Wangersky and many others. There are currently four anthologies available in the EarLit Shorts series. EarLit Shorts 5 and EarLit Shorts 6 are forthcoming in 2010.

To be eligible, submissions must

· be previously unpublished between the covers of a book (i.e. stories which have appeared in periodicals are eligible);

· be between 500 and 8,000 words in length.

There are two ways to submit:

Send previously unpublished stories and a cover letter to Rattling Books, General Delivery, Tors Cove, NL, Canada A0A 4A0.

Send your story or stories and a cover letter to earlit.submissions@gmail.com.

Entries must be postmarked on or before August 15, 2010.

Submissions will not be returned.

Stories included in the EarLit Shorts series are subject to a royalty based publishing contract.