Author Archives: invisibot

Call for submissions: PEC Anthology

Attention #PEC pals! We’ve extended our calls for submissions to our County anthology! Invisible Publishing is collecting stories, memories and personal history about life in Prince Edward County, Ontario, by people who live in or have ties to PEC, to be publishing in an anthology in summer 2019. We want you to tell us: The […]

Cool New Short Story Collections

“Stories are not chapters of novels. They should not be read one after another, as if they were meant to follow along. Read one. Shut the book. Read something else. Come back later. Stories can wait.” ― Mavis Gallant Stories can wait, but we can’t! Here are some recent short story collections that display diversity […]

8 Books by Journey Prize Nominees

8 Books by Journey Prize Nominees

The Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize is an annual prize that celebrates the best of Canada’s new writing. The selected writing appears in the anthology The Journey Prize Stories, published by McClelland & Stewart. Below are eight writers whose work has appeared in the anthology along with their most recently published book. […]

We made a cookbook!

Every year we try to come up with some kind of wacky sale for the holidays that always ends up being more work than it’s worth. So this year, we decided to keep it simple by making an extra book (HA!). The result is DINNER PARTY, a collection of recipes from Invisible Publishing’s esteemed authors! […]

rob mclennan on old-school chapbook-making

rob mclennan's chapbook production process

How to make chapbooks (the old-fashioned way, rob mclennan It has been pointed out to me that how I physically produce chapbooks is a bit ridiculous. Well, maybe not ridiculous, but certainly antiquated. Occasionally I’ll have an author request I email a final proof of their chapbook before it heads off to the printer, not […]

Ten Books that Put One Foot in Front of the Other

“A mind narrows when it has too much to bear. Art is not born of unwanted constriction. Art wants formless and spacious quiet, anti-social daydreaming, time away from the consumptive volume of everyday life.” ― Kyo Maclear, Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation These 10 books feature themes of walking, with or without purpose, […]

The Galleria Mall in Book Form!

Galleria Mall photo

A couple of years ago, Invisible published my first book, a collection of short stories called Everything Life Has to Offer. I’m now finishing up a second book, but this one’s entirely different. It focuses on Toronto’s Galleria Mall—a shopping mall in the city’s west end that was built in 1972 and is known for […]

De l’utilité de l’ennui is a GG finalist!

Félicitations to our pals at Les Éditions de Ta Mère! The translation they published of The Utility of Boredom, De l’utilité de l’ennui : textes de balle, is a finalist for the Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général / the Governor General’s literary awards in the French translation category. If you can read en francais, we […]

Recent Hockey Reads

Whether it’s because hockey is Canada’s national obsession or because we’ve just published a debut novel about small-town hockey life that iBooks reviewed as one of their favourite titles of the season – “definitely deserves a few stick taps” – but we’ve got the game on our minds! Here are some recent books about the […]