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.
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.
This is something we should have drawn attention to a while ago, but didn't. Leslie Vryenhoek's Scrabble Lessonsreceives 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.
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 TheNational Post. Click here to read it. The second is from Salty Ink, a website dedicated to Atlantic Canadian writers and writing. Read it here.
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.
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.
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.
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.