We are very excited to announce a new mentorship program for underrepresented writers in the province of New Brunswick. And it's now underway! We want to offer assistance to authors in this province who may feel discouraged or unsure of where to look for their next publishing steps. This program will be supported by volunteers from the Canadian publishing community from across the country. If you are an emerging BIPOC or LGBTQ+ writer living in New Brunswick, please consider applying to this exciting new program. Whatever you're looking for, we probably have the answers. And we'd love to see what you're up to in your writing journey.


Matthew Walsh is a queer poet from Nova Scotia, Canada. Born in Halifax, they grew up just outside Musquodobit Harbour, along the eastern shore. Walsh grew up on the ocean in a small fishing community nestled in the armpit of Nova Scotia. Their debut collection of poetry, these are not the potatoes of my youth, was published by Goose Lane Editions in 2019, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award as well as the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

Amber McMillan is the author of four books: We Can't Ever Do This Again (2015), The W oods: A Year on Protection Island (2016), The Running Trees (2021), recently shortlisted for the Atlantic Book and New Brunswick Book Award, and finally, This is a Stick Up, coming out this fall with Wolsak & Wynn.

Sam Hiyate is a literary agent and owner of The Rights Factory, with twenty-five years of experience in the publishing industry. He lives in Toronto.

Rebecca Papucaru's first collection of poetry, The Panic Room (Nightwood Editions, 2017),was a finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry (Quebec Writers Federation) and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry in English (2010). She was a finalist for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction (2004). She lives in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.

Nathaniel G. Moore is the author of nine books, including Savage 1986-2011, winner of the 2014 ReLit Award for Best Novel. A book publicist by day, abstract painter by night, he lives in Fredericton with his wife, Amber McMillan.

Matthew Gwathmey was born in Richmond, Virginia and studied creative writing at the University of Virginia. His poems have appeared in Grain, Crazyhorse, Prairie Fire, The Iowa Review, and other literary magazines. He became a Canadian citizen in 2013 and lives with his wife and children in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he is a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick. He also works at The Learning Bar on Confident Learners, an Indigenous literacy program. His debut collection of poetry, Our Latest in Folktales was recently published by Brick Books.

Hollay Ghadery (she) is a writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals, and she is currently the Reviews Editor of Minola Review. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in spring of 2021. Her debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, is due to be released in spring of 2023 with Radiant Press.

Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine multidisciplinary artist who resides in Tkaronto/Toronto. A poet, playwright, librettist, musician, lighting designer, and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for the speakNORTH national festival, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets (2020), and founder of Hot Damn it's a Queer Slam. Petch is a touring performer, as well as a mentor and workshop facilitator. Their debut poetry collection, Why I Was Late (Brick Books), won the 2022 ReLit Award, and was named "Best of 2021" by The Walrus. Their film with Opera QTO, Medusa's Children, is launching in June 2022. They have been featured on the CBC's Q, the Toronto International Festival of Authors, and were longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2021.

Greg Santos is a poet, editor, and educator. He is the author of three poetry collections, The Emperor's Sofa, Rabbit Punch! and most recently Ghost Face. He lives in Montreal.

K.R. Wilson grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Calgary. In 2018 his debut novel, An Idea About My Dead Uncle, won the inaugural Guernica Prize for unpublished literary fiction, and was published by Guernica Editions in 2019. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with his wife and daughter. His second novel, Call Me Stan: A Tragedy in Three Millennia is currently on the longlist for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.



Legendary small press was founded in 1976

Founded in a Winnipeg pub in 1976 to publish chapbooks by Manitoba poets, Turnstone Press has become one of the most highly regarded book publishers in western Canada, publishing not only poetry but also fiction, literary criticism and non-fiction.

Katherine Lawrence’s Black Umbrella delves into "the sub-rosa conspiracy of the psyche," unearthing memories like tiny fragments of bone. Deeply personal, this work is a fearless recounting of love and betrayal, arrivals and departures, childhood trauma, love again. "Sly as a butcher’s thumb," Lawrence plays with language and imagery like a child with a knife. A precocious child. A sharp knife. Ultimately revealing a "brave, surefooted, animal self."

—Mari-Lou Rowley, Unus Mundus

Sheila Murray's FINDING EDWARD coming June 15th.


“In lucid, scintillating prose, suffused with mystery and everyday magic, Sheila Murray delivers one of the most penetrating dramas of Black experience in all of Canadian literature. This tale of a lonely Jamaican student enrolled at Ryerson University follows his obsession with the life of a struggling Black boy in Depression-era Toronto. A parallel portrait of two Black bi-racial men, Finding Edward expands to enfold a sweeping history of Blacks in Canada. This beautiful, necessary novel will become a touchstone.”

— Donna Bailey Nurse, author of What’s a Black Critic to Do?

COMING JUNE 15th, 2022


Cyril Rowntree migrates to Toronto from Jamaica in 2012. Managing a precarious balance of work and university he begins to navigate his way through the implications of being racialized in his challenging new land.

A chance encounter with a panhandler named Patricia leads Cyril to a suitcase full of photographs and letters dating back to the early 1920s. Cyril is drawn into the letters and their story of a white mother’s struggle with the need to give up her mixed race baby, Edward.

Abandoned by his own white father as a small child, Cyril’s keen intuition triggers a strong connection and he begins to look for the rest of Edward’s story.

As he searches, Cyril unearths fragments of Edward’s itinerant life as he crisscrossed the country. Along the way, he discovers hidden pieces of Canada’s Black history and gains the confidence to take on his new world.




Cassoulet Confessions is coming Canada!

Cassoulet Confessions: Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul by Sylvie Bigar will be published on September 13, 2022 in Canada.

moorehype is delighted to be Sylvie's tour guide for some fun Canadian publicity.

We are looking at bringing Sylvie Bigar to Canada for some book signings in Montreal and Toronto and other Canadian cities. Stay tuned.

All about Sylvie Bigar

International food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and is based in New York City. She is fluent in French, English, and Italian. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Food & Wine, Forbes.com, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Departures, Gotham, Hamptons, Time Out New York, Air Canada, Passport Magazine, Narratives, Southampton Press, and New York Resident, for which she has also served as food editor. In French, Sylvie has contributed to Le Figaro Magazine, Histoire Magazine, her hometown newspaper, Le Temps and FrenchMorning.com.

"Sylvie tripped my trigger. I loved the journey she takes us on!"
- Andrew Zimmern, chef and author

"A surprising gift of a book. A great read. You will never think of a cassoulet in the same way."
- Bill Buford, bestselling author of Heat and Dirt

"Sylvie's book feeds the mind, spirit and stomach."
- Dominique Ansel, chef/owner, Dominique Ansel Bakery

Sylvie Bigar was born in Geneva, Switzerland, and lives in New York City. Her writing has appeared widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, Food & Wine, Forbes.com, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Edible, Departures, Travel & Leisure, and National Geographic Traveler.

In French, Sylvie has contributed to Le Figaro, Histoire magazine,
Le Temps, and FrenchMorning.com.

Listen to Sylvie on the podcast Kitchen Confidante (Episode 36)

Read the first review in the Newcastle Herald

Follow Sylvie on Twitter



Asa Boxer, Brent van Staalduinen, K.R. Wilson, Diane Carley,

Phyllis L. Humby, Shelley A. Leedahl, Gillian Jerome, Maleea Acker

and Tawahum Bige COMING SOON!