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Best Canadian Music Writing 2020

Image: After Hours by The Weeknd album cover compiled by Del Cowie, Invisible’s intrepid Bibliophonic editor In this year of all years, with a global pandemic and the unrelenting brutality of anti-Black racism undeniably at top of mind, music has provided solace and comfort and has proved to be a bonding and resilient force. Obviously,… Continue Reading Best Canadian Music Writing 2020

Santa Clause Versus The Smoke Monster

I hope the next me remembers the current me with reverence, waking up at age thirty-five and donning my dead man’s clothes with at least a bit of sympathy. I hope the next me is more Santa Claus than smoke monster. From Be Scared of Everything, by Peter Counter In time for the holidays and… Continue Reading Santa Clause Versus The Smoke Monster

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Support a Local Author

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. Want to support a local author? Here are some suggestions!… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Support a Local Author

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Theme

Shop our books by theme

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. We promised suggestions, and here we go! Next up: shop… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Theme

Corporate Personhood, Alien, and Chest-bursting Dreams

Blog post title text, "Corporate Personhood," along with the cover image of Be Scared of Everything, by Peter Counter

This has been a seriously joyful season for the launch of Peter Counter’s essay collection, Be Scared of Everything. The Globe and Mail recently included it in their selection of pop culture titles to gift this season, alongside Bernard De Koven (The Infinite Playground), Lindy West (Shit, Actually), Melissa Maerz (Alright, Alright, Alright), Claire McNear… Continue Reading Corporate Personhood, Alien, and Chest-bursting Dreams

The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Author

Shop our books by author

From now till December 31, when you buy two Invisible Publishing books from your favourite indie booksellers, we’ll send you a free, limited-edition SURPRISE in the mail! It’s all part of The No-Sale Sale and our invitation to you to buy local! All details here. We promised suggestions, and here we go! First up: shop… Continue Reading The No-Sale Sale Shopping Suggestion: Shop by Author

Editor’s View: On Prologue to Love

To mark the publication of Prologue to Love, series editor Bart Vautour considers what makes Martha Ostenso’s 1930s novel as relevant and interesting now as it was when it was first released. Happy publication day! Perhaps it’s somewhat odd to write in present tense about the publication of a book that was first published almost… Continue Reading Editor’s View: On Prologue to Love

Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

The Writers’ Trust of Canada recently announced the winner of the annual Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Originally established by Robin Pacific, the prize is presented to an emerging Canadian writer who is part of the LGBTQ community. Over the years, an impressive number of poets have received the prize, so we thought we’d celebrate… Continue Reading Poets Who Have Won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers

Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board

Text reads: Read an Excerpt from Be Scared of Everything, a collection of horror essays by Peter County, against an orange background, plus the blue book cover.

The essays in Peter Counter’s Be Scared of Everything blend non-fiction, narrative memoir, and criticism about the horror genre, built on the premise that there is great personal value in the contemplation of entertainment and literature, especially the spooky stuff. We hope you come to find value in the macabre. In Peter’s words, this book… Continue Reading Excerpt: Interviews with My Family Ouija Board