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Oh the Humanity! Or, News for March at PQL

It’s maybe not much of a surprise that we’ve more reason than ever to think about humanity. The current Covid pandemic’s colour-coded response framework sees regional restrictions fluctuate every other week, and the slow progress of vaccination efforts emphasizes the … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 05 Feb 2021

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. Continue reading

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Quality Over Quantity and Other News for February at PQL

I’ve noticed something a bit troubling with my recent book purchases…. I won’t name any names or publishers, to protect the innocent, but I have discovered that not one, not two, but three recently purchased books have arrived, shall we say, somewhat lacking in the production department. Continue reading

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Rays of Literary Sunshine and Other News for January at the Porcupine’s Quill

We’re faced with an unrelenting pandemic of negativity (alongside, you know, an actual pandemic), in which one has only to gesture vaguely to encompass … the world … as justification for the immediate and inevitable classification of 2020 as a dumpster fire. But not so, your porcupette! Continue reading

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New Look, Same Great Taste … Ahem … Reads, and Other News for November at PQL

The world certainly looks different now than it did a few years ago. Heck, it looks different than it did a few months ago! And while change can be difficult and unnerving and fraught with all kinds of pesky decision … Continue reading

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Denial Ain’t Just a River in Egypt, and Other News for October at PQL

I’d like to deny that the Crazy Book Season That Was Foretold has arrived. People triple-booked with virtual launches? No way. I don’t believe a word. Reading lists expanding at an exponential rate? I’m not having a bit of it. Likewise, I categorically refuse to believe that Spring 2021 deadlines are approaching, and that the editorial projects that keep getting pushed back are coming up due very soon. And nuh uh, no way is it time to start thinking of next 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.