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Author Archives: invisibot

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 […]

Preview: The Babysitter by H.B. Hogan

This read’s on us: here’s a story from H.B. Hogan’s forthcoming collection of short fiction, This Keeps Happening, to get you through your first back-to-school/work/etc. commute. Enjoy! THE BABYSITTER Ruth, ten, sat at the kitchen table, chewing on her straw and avoiding Mandy’s eyes. Mandy was her fourteen-year-old neighbour, which made her practically an adult […]

Meet Sanchari Sur, our new guest Invisiblog editor!

Big news: we’ve decided to make our guest blog editorships a permanent thing! Next up is work written and curated by the very excellent Sanchari Sur — welcome, Sanchari! Sanchari Sur is a 2018 Lambda Fellow in fiction. Her work can be found in The Feminist Wire, Room, Toronto Book Award Shortlisted The Unpublished City […]

A Long List of Short Reads

Coming in at 200 pages or less, these short novels are long on story. Afterall by Lee Kvern (Brindle & Glass): Follow Beth, well-meaning but ultimately misguided, through one night on the streets as she frantically searches for the boy she has lost. (129 pages) The Finest Supermarket in Kabul by Ele Pawelski (Quattro Books): […]

Del Cowie joins Team Invisible!

We at Invisible Publishing are pleased as punch to announce that Del Cowie is officially the new editor of the Bibliophonic Series! Del has extensive knowledge of the history and contemporary landscape of Canadian music. He has worked as a producer for the Peabody and International Emmy-winning Netflix music documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution, as an associate producer […]