Author Archives: Quattro
Congratulations to the Best New Poets in Canada!
Join us in congratulating the 3 writers chosen to be in Q’s Best New Poets in Canada Series. The first edition is coming out Fall 2018, showcasing Sarah Kabamba, Tara Borin, and Georgia Wilder! Thank you to the many who submitted and … Continue reading
John Calabro at Salon du Livre de Toronto on Sat, Dec 2!
Come and join John Calabro Saturday, December 2 at 11 am, at the Salon du Livre de Toronto. He will be with Librarie Mosaique Bookstore, at stand 239, signing copies of Un homme imparfait. Venez rejoindre John Calabro samedi 2 … Continue reading
The 2018 Ken Klonsky Award Winner is…
Congratulations to Dan K. Woo and his brilliant, satirical novella, Learning How To Love China. “A young female factory worker in a city near Shanghai tries to free herself from the pressures of work and her parents. With disastrous results.” … Continue reading
Best New Poets in Canada Series Contest!
Are you an emerging Canadian poet with a 48-60 page manuscript that you want to get published? Do you dream of being recognized as one of Canada’s best new poets? Quattro Books proudly introduces our “Best New Poets in Canada … Continue reading
2017 News, Awards & Reviews
SUMMER 2017 Read Alec Butler’s Rough Paradise reviewed by Jane Eaton Hamilton! And then read a review in Broken Pencil Magazine! Check out “Today’s Book of Poetry” and Michael Dennis’ review of The Resumption of Play by Gary Geddes. JANUARY 2017 Thank you @miramichireader for this review of Laura Swart’s Blackbird … Continue reading
As of June 1, 2017, Quattro Books’ HQ is: 12 Concord Ave, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M6H 2P1 Our phone number remains 647-748-7484. The best way to reach us is firstname.lastname@example.org!
Special Announcement: Changes at Quattro Books
Dear Friends, As of May 1, one of our founders, Allan Briesmaster, will be retiring from Quattro Books. After 10 ½ years of dedicated work with many of our authors, he is looking forward to travelling more and focusing his … Continue reading
2016 News, Awards & Reviews
DECEMBER 2016 Sanita Fejzić’s Psychomachia reviewed in the Ottawa Review of Books! Quill & Quire review of Barbaric Cultural Practice by Penn Kemp! Danila Botha’s Too Much On The Inside wins a 2016 Book Excellence Award! **** SEPTEMBER 2016 The 2016 Ottawa Book Awards and Prix du livre d’Ottawa finalists … Continue reading
Congratulations to the 2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner The 2017 Ken Klonsky Award Winner is Marc Labriola for Dying Behaviour of Cats. Thank you to all the authors who submitted. It was a very competitive list! Dying Behaviour of Cats was chosen because it probes many of … Continue reading
2015 News, Awards & Reviews
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 … Continue reading
And the Klonsky Winner IS!
I can’t pretend that Halloween is anything other than my absolute favourite holiday, and this year it couldn’t be more exciting. When I was swimming to work the other day (that rain was incredible!), I had a chance to reflect … Continue reading
Ian Burgham Visits the University of Westminster
“The evening’s last poet, Ian Burgham, blasts on to the podium in a flurry of different books. He wants to read from all of them and so he switches erratically between his collections. His darkest and newest collection of poems … Continue reading
Word on the Street 2015
Word on the Street is always a lot of fun for us. This year we relocated from Queen’s Park to Harbourfront and had a great time in our spacious new booth! This year was an especially exciting year since Keith … Continue reading
The Times and Transcript Reviews “Too Much on the Inside”
Author drew inspiration from chance encounter Times & Transcript (Moncton) Fri Sep 4 2015 Page: C4 Section: Features Byline: LINDA HERSEY Too Much on the Inside has garnered rave reviews. Released in May 2015, it is the second book from … Continue reading
Review: Tomas and the Gypsy Violin
In his debut novella, Robert Eisenberg tells the story of a Roma boy, Tomas, who is adopted by Canadian parents and brought to live in Toronto. He, like most children in unfamiliar surroundings, is shy and introverted. It doesn’t help … Continue reading
‘Too Much’ ‘Grand Narrative’ in Montreal
Danila Botha and Richard Rosenbaum rocked Montreal this week with some stellar readings, which were met by a fantastic and excited crowd! Check out Danila Botha’s Queen West this week with All Lit Up’s “Where in Canada” Feature !
‘Too Much’ in the Maritimes
Danila Botha, author of “Too Much on the Inside” has been touring the maritimes and making new friends (and fans!) See more below.
Happy Belated Canada Day!
“This is one of the cruelties of the theatre of life; we all think of ourselves as stars and rarely recognize it when we are indeed mere supporting characters.” – Robertson Davies, Fifth Business “… however fashionable despair about the … Continue reading
Danila Botha and Showey Yazdanian Read in Guelph
For those who were unable to attend or missed out, here are some really nice pictures which captured this charming literary moment!
Quattro Authors Just Wanna Have Fun!
Quattro attended the Small Press Book Fair last weekend in Ottawa and launched three fantastic poetry titles and a new young adult fiction title to a warm reception. It’s always wonderful to see poets and authors having a great … Continue reading
Launch, and Griffin, and Q! Oh, my!
It has been a very exciting week for Quattro. We had our second Spring launch, which was well attended and a lot of fun (obviously). The readings were poignant, performative and in some cases, laugh out loud funny. It is … Continue reading
Quattro in London
Quattro was given an extraordinary opportunity last month to go the London Book Fair and meet some new people (international presses) and see a bit of London. We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time (see photos). After … Continue reading
2014 in Review
It was another action-packed year for our press. The 16 remarkably varied books we produced represent a continued fulfillment of the vision Quattro has had since its beginnings, over eight years ago. They brought our total output to 109. Keeping … Continue reading
INSPIRED at the TIBF
I didn’t know quite what to expect at the “Inspire!” Book Fair, but five minutes after arriving, I felt like the proverbial kid in the candy store. Here was a site set up like a cozy lounge. Over there was … Continue reading
Social Media is Ruining Literature
It’s an interesting world we live in today – every opinion we have, every moment of clarity (or angst), every meal we eat, can be instantly disseminated and shared with people all over the world. We are a generation without … Continue reading
Big Win for Small Press
On Tuesday October 7th, Christopher Levenson author of Night Vision was shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Awards for achievement in poetry. Quattro Books is very grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for this nomination. This nomination is a great honour, both … Continue reading
Amazon: Friend or Foe…
Recently, heated discussions have arisen regarding Amazon and its negotiating practices (or tactics?). People seem polarized believing that Amazon is either the enemy of the publishing world, or conversely, the savior of authors. After much reading on the subject, I … Continue reading
Q Review: Pin Pricks by Phlip Arima
For an absolute novice when it comes to poetry, I was delighted to find that Phlip Arima’s Pin Pricks was utterly relatable. His poems, while short and concise (sometimes just a single statement) are so perfectly apt that I couldn’t … Continue reading
Recalling Jack Layton’s state funeralWho can believe it’s been three years since Jack Layton’s statefuneral on August 27, 2011…. Tributes are still ringing. Quattro’santhology of 300 pages about his contribution is available; HERE To honour Canada’s favourite politician on the third … Continue reading
David Day’s “Lost Animals” Re-vamp
by Natasha David Day, of Emperor’s Panda fame, has been busy spending the last few months updating his YouTube channel with brilliant and informative videos on the same “lost animals” he describes in Nevermore: A Books of Hours and The … Continue reading
Grammar Rant: Verb Tenses
by Taylor Berman I do a lot of reading. A lot. I also do a lot of free editing for my friends, and most of them it seems, don’t even bother to edit themselves before they send their drafts off … Continue reading
A Rainbow of Literary Events
WorldPride 2014 Toronto is just around the corner, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the biggest international events of our times. Everyone knows about the parades and parties that are happening next week, and those events are … Continue reading
WorldPride Comes to Toronto
The month of June has been designated LGBT Pride Month (or LGBTTIQQ2SA Pride Month, if you care to use the fully inclusive abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirited, and Allies) in honour of the Stonewall … Continue reading
Rough Paradise by Alec Butler
In a society where gender is often still considered a binary divide, people identifying themselves by unique definitions often fall through the cracks. Enter Terry Tomey, protagonist of Rough Paradise, who is an intersex teen born as Theresa but longing … Continue reading
May Book Launch
Last Wednesday, May 28 Quattro Books had our second Spring 2014 Book Launch at District Oven in Toronto’s Little Italy. Over fifty literature enthusiasts including supportive friends, family, and fellow writers gathered to hear readings from first time novella-ists Alec … Continue reading
Rough Paradise by Alec Butler
As a preview of our Second Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Rough Paradise by Alec Butler. The first day I met Darla and spoke to her, I was trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. I was not … Continue reading
Because I Could Not Wait For Death
In the past month, the literary community bid farewell to three authors who produced a lifetime of critically acclaimed and universally recognized work. First Columbian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and journalist Gabriel Garćia Márquez died at the age of … Continue reading
Review: Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table by Peter O’Brien
Did you know that Latin has shaped sixty percent of all English words? Or that today there are over 800 million native speakers worldwide of Romantic languages derived from Latin? Neither did I until I had the pleasure of reading … Continue reading
Pin Pricks by Phlip Arima
As a preview of our Second Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Pin Pricks by Phlip Arima. Pin Prick 1 As each illusion fades I know less than I thought and am more than I was. Pin Prick … Continue reading
Look at Me by Robert Shoub
As a preview of our Second Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Look at Me by Robert Shoub. So, my happy family. My mom – her name’s Lauren – works as an upscale real estate agent – only handles properties … Continue reading
April Book Launch
Last Thursday, April 24 Quattro Books had our first Spring 2014 Book Launch at Supermarket Restaurant in Kensington Market. The event had a fantastic turnout with nearly one hundred literature enthusiasts gathering to hear readings from poet Christopher Levenson and … Continue reading
Sweet Nothing by Carmela Circelli
As a preview of our First Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Sweet Nothing by Carmela Circelli. excerpt from Chapter 2: SPRING, AIR AND MIND Despite my commitment to the task of recovering the importance of … Continue reading
Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table by Peter O’Brien
As a preview of our First Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I Studied Latin With My Teenager and How I Discovered the Daughterland by Peter O’Brien. Excerpt from “Chapter One: … Continue reading
Review: Night Vision by Christopher Levenson
Night Vision is not for the faint of heart. For anybody seeking honest, compelling images of living through the Blitz, working in war torn and flood-ravaged countries, and striving for political change, Levenson has produced a masterpiece of narrative whose … Continue reading
Industry News: Bookstore Closures
By Ashley Gerling On May 30, 2014 Chapters former flagship store at John and Richmond Streets will close its doors to the public, making it the sixth in a chain of bookstore closures in the GTA this year alone. This … Continue reading
Travels by Night by George Fetherling
As a preview of our First Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Travels by Night: a memoir by George Fetherling. “I checked into the YMCA on 20th Street where a friend of mine lived who was talking … Continue reading
Night Vision by Christopher Levenson
As a preview of our First Spring Launch, Quattro would like to share an excerpt from Night Vision, a collection of Christopher Levenson’s poetry. excerpt from “Fifteen Nocturnes” 1 Evening lies fallow: afternoon’s harvest of noise has been gathered in, sheaves … Continue reading
National Poetry Month
by Ashley Gerling April 2014 marks the 16th National Poetry Month in Canada, and this year’s theme is Poetry City. What began in 1998 as a means of celebrating poetry and its place in Canada’s vibrant literary culture has now … Continue reading
Fairy Tale for All Ages
Book Review The Emperor’s Panda By David Day Illustrated by Eric Beddows I really enjoyed this book. I really liked it. Yes, I am an adult, and yes this is an original fairy tale by the beyond talented David Day. … Continue reading
Take a Trip to ‘Traitors’ Gate’
Reading Traitors’ Gate was definitely an adventure. The biggest surprise was how much I learned by reading it. It was smart, and fast paced and I feel like I learned about relationships between Israel and Palestine in a way I … Continue reading
Do Government Grants Lead to Self-Censorship?
An offhand comment by American comic author Gary Shteyngart raises the question of censorship in Canadian literature. Shteyngart, when discussing whether or not fiction writing should be subsidized, claimed “Let me say this. I was the judge of a Canadian prize, and it’s subsidized, … Continue reading
IN CONVERSATION WITH KAREN CONNELLY – With Canadian Poetries
Take a look at this fantastic interview by Canadian Poetries, with Karen Connelly, Check out the link to the full interview at the bottom! “SL: How difficult is it to continue to give voice to those who are unable to … Continue reading
Currying On: An Open Letter of Thanks & Farewell
Dear Quattro friends, It is with mixed feelings that I announce that after four years with Quattro Books, I am leaving my position as Assistant Publisher to pursue another opportunity. While the new challenges ahead excite me, Quattro is not … Continue reading
Industry News: The Inevitable Comeback of Short Stories
2013 GG winner Lynn Coady* – by Hufsa Tahir This year, Lynn Coady’s Hellgoing took the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Stéphanie Pelletier’s Quand les guêpes se taisent (“When the Wasps are Silent”) was awarded best work of French-language fiction in the Governor General Awards. What do both of these books … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: The Sandbar
– by Hufsa Tahir Jean-Paul Daoust’s The Sandbar is, at its heart, delightfully amusing. Nonchalant in its doleful foretelling at the end of every tale, this collection of short stories follows a refracting path showcasing the lives of the crew of The … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Come Cold River by Karen Connelly
– by Hufsa Tahir When I first picked up award-winning poet Karen Connelly’s Come Cold River, one thing was apparent—this poetry collection is unequivocally honest about its grim subject matter. It sheds light on the topics nobody wants to talk about: … Continue reading
Industry News: Crowdfunding for Publishers
– by Hufsa Tahir Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have been popular in many avenues of entertainment –game development, new technology, charity drives, even tuition fees – but this practice has taken its time getting to publishing. Now that it has, … Continue reading
Oct 24 Launch: Recap
On Oct.24, the Supermarket was packed to the rafters with an eager audience, excited to hear from the first round of our Fall 2013 List. With theatrical performance, musical accompaniment and a wide-range of genres, it was a night to … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: Harbour View by Binnie Brennan
– By Hufsa Tahir Binnie Brennan’s Harbour View, a collection of shorts, explores the bittersweet tang of nostalgia inside the quiet little world of a nursing home. Simultaneously touching and melancholy, it is not a book I’d normally pick up … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Sew Him Up by Beatriz Hausner
The world of Beatriz Hausner’s poetry in Sew Him Up is a surreal place. For those who enjoy a little critical thinking in their free verse, I recommend this book. This isn’t your average, straightforward poetry collection. At times nostalgic, … Continue reading
2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest: Winner & Shortlist
Congratulations to Elizabeth Copeland, who has won the 2014 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest for her novella, JAZZ. Elizabeth’s award is publication with Quattro, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our family. We’d like to also recognize the writers … Continue reading
Quattro Books: up for awards!
Congratulations to Claudio Gaudio: his novel,
Industry News: a Toronto Book Fair
Last month the industry was abuzz with word of a new-and-improved book fair that could come to Toronto. On August 8, “A Re-Imagined Book Fair” feasibility report was publicly released, detailing the need for and structure of a national book … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: The Invention of Death by Hubert Aquin
– by Hufsa Tahir Aquin’s The Invention of Death is an emotional ride that treads through the murky rapids of one man’s depression and his eventual contemplation of suicide. The reason I enjoyed this book is simple: I flipped to … Continue reading
RECOMMENDED READING: Cyclists by Lincoln Clarkes
Fall brings with it a return to the daily grind of work and school, but we’ve managed to find a group of people who refuse to look anything but fantastic as they head out for a busy weekday. Lincoln Clarkes’ … Continue reading
September 19th: Rob Rolfe launches latest poetry collection in Owen Sound
What better way to celebrate the glorious coming of fall in stunning Northern Ontario but with the launch of a new poetry book?! Join us as we launch Rob Rolfe’s third poetry collection, Beyond Mudtown. When: Thursday, Sept.19th, 7pm Where: … Continue reading
August 15th: Join us for the Launch of Cyclists!
Join us on August 15th, 4-9 pm at Oz Studios (134 Ossington Avenue) for the official launch of Cyclists by Lincoln Clarkes! From August 15-21st, this will be a Pop-Up Shop Exhibition: Cyclists and other Works by Lincoln Clarkes.
Call For Interns
Quattro Books Inc. and The Association for Art and Social Change (AASC) are seeking interns! Each internship requires a commitment of 15 hours a week by the intern and lasts for three months. After the completed internship, an honorarium of … Continue reading
One of the Original Four has moved on
As many of our friends already know, Beatriz Hausner, one of the four founders of Quattro Books, who was with us since we began in 2006, has left our partnership to pursue other opportunities. Beatriz was a vital contributor to … Continue reading
Novella Sale: Celebrating Ken Klonsky Novella Contest winners
2013 marked the fifth year that Quattro has run its annual Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. The contest is now open for 2014. We invite submissions from Canadian citizens from coast to coast; the competition is fierce, with winners being awarded … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Works by Italo-Canadian Writers
June was Italian Heritage month! As a last hurrah, we encourage you to check out our list of the fabulous works that we’ve published by Italian Canadian writers — we even have an anthology: Bravo! A Selection of Prose and … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: The Extraordinary Event of Pia H. by Nicholas Vulpe
– by Kristen Blank The Extraordinary Event of Pia H., who turned to admire a chicken on the Plaza Mayor is by far one of the most intriguing novellas (and compelling titles) I’ve read in a while. The dark … Continue reading
Industry News: What’s up, Wattpad
As any savvy writer knows, there is a world of self-promotion opportunities available to you in social media: you’re tweeting and re-tweeting, thumbs-upping, page managing, and Tumblring around. But the sea of social media is vast and unwieldy. It’s easy … Continue reading
Fall 2013 List
It may only be July but we’re getting some fantastic fall titles ready for you. You can check them out on our site today, and even pre-order! We’re releasing two works of poetry, Come cold river by Karen Connelly and … Continue reading
Industry News/OP piece: Amazon’s Digital Platform for Fan Fiction
by Kristen Blank In the wonderful world of Amazon, fan fiction steps up and takes its place among champions. Amazon has announced the launch of a new digital publishing platform dedicated to everyone’s favourite: fan fiction. In other words, this … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Ten Thousand Miles Between Us
Ten Thousand Miles Between Us By Rocco de Giacomo, reviewed by Kristen Blank I confess I found myself travelling the world from my own backyard while reading this lovely poetry collection. The whole of it seemed devoted to the great … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: Good Evening, Central Laundromat by Jason Heroux
By Q Cafe guest contributor, Tom Wyndham Good Evening, Central Laundromat by Jason Heroux is a well-paced, poetic and entertaining novella published by Quattro Books, telling the story of a man, a mystery, and the strange phenomena accompanying the two … Continue reading
Quattro Trio of Fiction: May 23rd, Halifax NS!
Thursday, May 23: Jack Layton: Art in Action Launches in London, ON!
Jack Layton: Art in Action Book Launch Thursday, May 23, Aeolian Hall, London, ON. Doors Open: 7 pm, 7:30 start. Jack Layton: Art in Action is a collection of anecdotes, interviews and thoughts about Jack and his involvement with arts and … Continue reading
Final Launch of Spring 2013: MAY 30, 7:30pm!
Isa Milman Wins 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry!
Congratulations, Isa Milman! Something Small to Carry Home has won the 2013 Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry! This is the Victoria poet’s third time winning this prize. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to come out for the 2013 … Continue reading
Jack Layton: Art in Action Book Launch in Vancouver! MAY 2ND
Simultaneously with our Toronto launch of Jack Layton: Art in Action, we are launching the book in Vancouver! When: May 2nd, 6:30-9pm. Where: Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver BC . MC:: Renée Saklikar. As consulting editor and partner … Continue reading
Intern Chronicles: Review 1 The Book of Frog by Jan Zwicky (Pedlar Press)
After a beautiful and satisfying day at work (Wintern-ing) OR making delicious coffee and espresso beverages at Q Space (not unlike my favorite alternate personality Hannah in Girls) I enjoy looking at the books that line the shelves in the … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: Surrender
by Kim Hesas What do you get when you combine a diabolical beaver school mascot, The Wizard of Oz, Robbie Burns, and Dante? Why, you get Surrender, the debut novella by Peter Learn, the tale of a defunct school mascot … Continue reading
Industry News: Anyone out there self publishing?
by Monica Georgieff To jump on the bandwagon of the spike of self-publishing, Barnes and Noble has introduced their own self-publishing service called Nook Press. The intention is to compete with Amazon’s Kindle DIrect Publishing and is based on technology … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: The Sylvia Hotel Poems
by Kristen Blank “What light is light, if Silvia be not seen? What joy is joy, if Silvia be not by? Unless it be to think that she is by And feed upon the shadow of perfection” -Shakespeare This quote … Continue reading
Case Study: The Intern
Imagine this: An intern. New York. The intern has been working for the (insert artsy organization) for a year, unpaid and has just been cut off financially by her parents. Sounding familiar yet? She can barely pay her bills and … Continue reading
Toronto Public Library Goes for the Big Bucks
The Toronto Public Library has steadily been initiating changes in their system that will allow them to cover their costs and make up a $3.9-million budget shortfall. By next month, when you take out a library book and get your … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Saugeen by Rob Rolfe
Saugeen By Rob Rolfe Reading Saugeen was like visiting the cottage of a close friend. I was invited to stay awhile, and explore the area dense with history and natural beauty. It felt like taking a small but necessary vacation … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: Room Tone by Gale Zoë Garnett
“At that moment, on the last day of filming, the sound director shouts, ‘Quiet, everyone. Quiet on the set. Complete silence please. Room Tone.’” The practical application allows for re-recording with a room unaltered by other sounds; simultaneously, it is … Continue reading
The Canadian Version of Amazon Prime is Not Cool Enough Yet!
If you’re an addicted Amazon shopper and ‘online shopping’ means books, not clothes then you must be thrilled that Amazon Prime has been made available in Canada! Amazon Prime is Amazon’s paid service which gives you VIP perks like unlimited … Continue reading
Freedom to Read Week
by Kim Hesas Canada is a country committed to intellectual freedom: it’s even outlined in section 2b of our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At the same time, even as a free country, by international standards, there are … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: In the Mind’s Eye
By Kristen Blank “I cannot move past this eye…it invades even here, it is not your eye, not God’s, it is the mind’s eye – the one with the pitiless stare that extracts one’s essence drop by drop.” For Caitlin … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: Fermata
by Monica The fermata, also known as the hold or grand pause in musical notation, indicates that the note which it accompanies can be sustained at the performer’s discretion. In her poetry collection of the same name, Dennison Smith brings … Continue reading
Industry News: “Greystone Books rises out of the ashes of Douglas and McIntyre”
by Kim Nearly two weeks ago, a glimmer of hope arose from the doom-and-gloom despair surrounding 2012 in Canadian publishing – and the news couldn’t come soon enough! A press release announced that Victoria-based Heritage House Publishing had purchased all assets … Continue reading
Featured Fiction: Break Me
By Kristen Blank [appeared in QB Newsletter vol. 2, issue i] Break Me opens with the death of Pierre’s mother and his admission that “Now I am free”. We follow Pierre through his daily routine, which becomes increasingly unnerving and sinister. This … Continue reading
Recommended Reading: hold the note
By Kim Hesas [appeared in QB Newsletter vol. 2, issue i] hold the note by Domenico Capilongo speaks to the musician, the family-minded, the jazz enthusiast, and the poetry lover. Lines crafted to push the limits of linearity and metre strike a … Continue reading
Bricks and Mortar Meets the Digital Dilemma
By Monica Georgieff [appeared in QB Newsletter vol. 2, issue i] Foyles bookstore has partnered with the online news resource The Bookseller in order to revolutionize the flagship Foyles store on Charing Cross Road in London by inviting customers and industry experts to … Continue reading
Toronto WordStage Tonight
It’s 2013 and we’re back with another groovy set of readers! Featuring: ROBERT COLMAN Robert Colman is a writer and editor based in Newmarket, Ontario, whose work has been published in literary magazines across Canada. His first full-length … Continue reading
Toronto WordStage Tomorrow
Join us for another edition of the Toronto WordStage. *Please note: This event is on Thursday, not the usual Wednesday!* TIM CONLEY: Tim Conley is the author of two collections of short fiction entitled Whatever Happens (2006) and Nothing Could … Continue reading
Starting December 1st, Quattro titles go on sale! What better gift to give but CanLit from independent book publishers? Our books are also perfectly sized to even fit in the stocking. Come down to the Craft Sale at Q Space on December 8th … Continue reading
November Book Launch
Intern Chronicles: Be There, or Be Square
Industry attendance is an important part of being involved in the social scene which encompasses the publishing community. There are always events taking place around the city and deciding which ones to attend takes some careful planning. It is important … Continue reading
10 Week Poetry Course Coming Up
The “end of a dream”? Publishers don’t think so!
”We don’t come to work to survive. We come to work to publish books for readers today and into the future.” Hear, hear! Check out House of Anansi’s response to The Globe and Mail article by John Barber.
Quattro’s Second Fall 2012 Launch
Q-Space was bursting at the seams with friends, family, and members of the Quattro community who attended the Second Fall Launch last night. With four stellar collections of poetry and Quattro’s debut novel being launched, celebrations were definitely in order! … Continue reading
Hands on at Quattro
by Kim Hesas Production intern: I knew the position I had been hired to fill. I had completed a course in my publishing program about book production, where I learned that every aspect of a book – from the paper … Continue reading
[appeared in QB Newsletter Vol. 1, issue 3] Calling all Francophones! We’re excited to announce that one of our books has been picked up for translation. The Cousin by John Calabro is being translated into French by Lévesque Éditeur. You can expect to … Continue reading
Last Night’s Book Launch
Check out Terri Favro entertaining the crowds.
Book Launch at Q Space Tonight!
2013 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest Announced
We are thrilled to announce the 2013 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest WINNERS: Kristen Gundlack for “The Face of Grace” and Joyce Grant-Smith for “Oatcakes and Courage”! These two novellas will be part of our 2013 publishing list.
2012 ReLit Award Long List Announced
Congratulations to all the Quattro authors who made the 2012 ReLit Award Long List! Novellas: Tom Reynolds for Break Me, Richard Cumyn for Constance, Across, and Michael Mirolla for The Ballad of Martin B.. Poetry: Giovanna Riccio for Strong Bread, Luciano … Continue reading