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Quattro Books’ publications reflect the unique cultural character and dynamism of Canada today: what it has been, and what it is in the process of becoming. The Canadian literary scene is international; our national experience is informed and enriched through literatures brought by immigrants and newcomers. We are the home of the Novella.


Thank you to everyone who continues to support Quattro Books by coming to launches and readings. We are so grateful to our readers and authors.

Thanks for keeping CanLit alive!

2016 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest

The 2016 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest opens on June 01, 2016 and runs until July 31, 2016. Quattro Books will publish the best novella manuscript by a Canadian author as part of their 2017 publishing list. The contest is open to Canadian writers who reside in Canada. You do not have to have any publication history. The novella manuscript should be completed, neatly typed, and not less than 20,000 words or more than 40,000 words.

For more details on the Ken Klonsky Novella Contest, and submission dates, click HERE.

Check out this great article on the Descant blog by Lesley Kenny “The Novella: neglected middle child of prose” for an insight into the world of the novella.

News, Interviews, and Reviews!

Read the latest review of Ian Burgham’s Midnight by Peter Richardson in ARC Poetry Magazine from May 2016!

“But Sir, I am in Paris” – A Night of Emu

Follow the link to hear Keith Garebian interviewed by The World Poetry Cafe Radio show hosts, Adriadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon! Interview starts at 10:30, and a reading from Georgia and Alfred concludes at 24:00.

Congratulations to Jesse Gilmour and Elizabeth Copeland for making the shortlist for the ReLit Award!

Quattro Books’ Danila Botha interviewed on That Channel.

“The poetry is most vivid when Garebian (is) trying to sketch — or snap — the inner lives of his subjects as lovers and/or artists.” -George Elliott Clarke

A thoughtful and intriguing new review from The Miramichi Reader! 

“Travel is so Broadening” reviewed by Jacqueline Valencia of The Winnipeg Review

“The Hundred Lives” Reviewed in “Event” by Leslie Timmins

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The Humber Literary Review talks with Terri Favro

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Check out Ian Burgham’s European adventures! and how Danila Botha has a little bit of (her) taste in all of the characters in “Too Much on the Inside”

The Miramichi Reader reviews an “endearing gem” with “Tomas and the Gypsy Violin” by Robert Eisenberg

The South Branch Scribbler interviews the fabulous Elizabeth Copeland!

“We empathize with him as we witness the trials, the pitfalls and the joys the frustrated youth endures to achieve his new identity.” – The Library of Pacific Tranquility Reviews JAZZ by Elizabeth Copeland

“What makes it even more compelling is this reader’s sense that the story might serve as a cautionary tale for a do-what-feels-good culture” – Carole Giangrande reviews “An Imperfect Man” by John Calabro