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An Amateur Versifier Wields a Sharpie, and Other News for April at the Porcupine’s Quill

Every year, we here at the Porcupine’s Quill celebrate National Poetry Month by shining a spotlight on the poetry genre. This April, we’ll be sharing blog content, emails and social media posts meant to get you excited about all the … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 21 Jan 2022

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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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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