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Getting into the Back-to-School Spirit with a Syllabus All of Us Can Enjoy, Plus, News for September at PQL

Ladies and gentlemen, take out your notebooks, sharpen your pencils and listen up. School is now in session. Welcome to “PQL’s Fall List 2018”. I am your instructor, Porcupette Steph. If you’ll indulge me in this extended conceit, please join … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 31 Aug 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. Many of us in the book biz believe that social media must have some effects … Continue reading

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Poetry Preview: Mrs Romanov by Lori Cayer

I’ve always had a fascination with history. I mean, what self-respecting book lover doesn’t have a soft spot for what is essentially a giant, complicated, never ending story that plays out in front of his or her eyes? Naturally, when … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 24 Aug 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. Ever wondered how to write a good book description. It’s not simply a matter of … Continue reading

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The Porcupette’s 7 Steps to Writing a Good Book Description

It’s the end of summer, so naturally we’re thinking about … Spring 2019 titles! I know, I know, it seems early, but actually, while our bodies are focused on printing our upcoming fall titles, our minds are busy preparing all … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 17 Aug 2018

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form. This one’s for the poetry fans: 15 Canadian poetry collections to watch for this fall, … Continue reading

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.