Share your remembrance

Share your remembrance

Thank you to all who shared their remembrances with us on Facebook. It was wonderful to hear your stories of family and Remembrance Day gatherings. Kathleen Yeats McCawley will receive the package of books pictured above. *** Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the past and think about those who donned a uniform for our country. This year, we’re asking you to share your…

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Our Great Big Contest has winners!

And the winners are… Kim Harnish Lake, Susan Hoover and Niaomi of Consumed By Ink! Thank you to all who entered! — Entering is easy. Simply like Atlantic Books Today and comment on our Facebook contest post by 11:59 p.m. AST on Oct 26. We’ll announce 3 winners on October 27th! “When I was a boy, I had no idea. About many things. I knew a few facts, here and…

Danny Jacobs shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry

Danny Jacobs shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry

New Brunswick poet Danny Jacobs has been shortlisted for the Acorn-Plantos Award for Peoples Poetry for his book, Songs That Remind Us of Factories (Nightwood Editions)—an honest and playful collection that explores our connection to the world through humour and wordplay. In this exciting debut, Jacobs animates the relationships we have with the idealized rural and the newly urban. Many of the poems are inspired by the…

Cooking up a Storm Facebook contest winner

Cooking up a Storm Facebook contest winner

The winner is Laurie from Halifax! Thank you to all who entered and liked our page during this contest. Keep your eyes on our Facebook page, as we’ll have a new contest soon. — Atlantic cuisine means different things to different people, depending on which province you call home. We’ve assembled this delicious prize pack to highlight everyone’s favourites. To enter, simply click here and like our Facebook post about…

QWF Awards shortlist highlights two NS publishers

QWF Awards shortlist highlights two NS publishers

The Quebec Writer’s Federation announced its annual awards shortlist yesterday, including a pair of authors published by Nova Scotian publishers. Anna Leventhal’s darkly humorous short fiction collection Sweet Affliction, published by Halifax-based Invisible Publishing, made the list for the Concordia University First Book Prize. Kentville-based Gaspereau Press received yet another tip of the hit with the shortlisting of Gillian Sze’s poetic travelogue Peeling Rambutan. The 16th annual Quebec Writers’ Federation…

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Gaspereau earns bpNichol Chapbook Award nod

Matt Robinson’s A Fist Made and Then Unmade (Gaspereau Press) earned a spot on this year’s bpNichol Chapbook Award shortlist, which recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. Awarded continuously since 1986, the bpNichol Chapbook Award is currently administered by Meet the Presses. This Toronto-based volunteer collective promotes micro, small and independent literary presses and organizes a variety of curated public events, all focussing on independent publishers of…