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Book Cover Design 101: Tim Inkster Muses on the Design Process for Ed Seaward’s Fair

Fair is ostensibly a story about moral issues attached to the scourge of homelessness as set in southern California, with references to Milton’s Paradise Lost as a sub-text. I remember asking if Ed had thoughts about the sort of image that might be appropriate for the cover of his first published novel. (Authors have been known to cherish firm convictions on the subject.) Continue reading

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PQL Holiday Giveaway #2: The Thing about Major Street

How does a publisher translate an author’s ideas into an attractive, meaningful package? And how does one accomplish this when the manuscript in question was written on the back of surplus bookmarks? If you’ve ever read a book and wondered … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 21 Jun 2019

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. The Toronto Book Awards longlist was announced this week. See which books and authors made … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 20 Apr 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. Last week we announced the sale of The Porcupine’s Quill to Ken Whyte. One of … Continue reading

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Out and About with the Quill: Word on the Street Toronto

This past weekend, the Porcupine’s Quill was pleased to have a table at Word on the Street Toronto—that fantastic annual book fair that takes over Harbourfront Centre the last Sunday of September. We positively melted in the scorching heat, but it … Continue reading

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On the Origin of a Series: Remembrances by Tim Inkster

April is National Poetry Month. Naturally, as a literary publisher that puts out at least a few poetry collections per year, we’re pretty stoked about it. This year, in celebration, PQL’s publisher, Tim Inkster, recalls the humble beginnings of one … Continue reading

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