Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

Anvil Press

Isolation Discount: 30% off

As we all find ourselves in this challenging time, many of us in isolation, here at Anvil we’re continuing to do what we do – producing books by fine Anvil authors. In regards to our books that already exist, many bookstores are working hard to get books to readers who want them, by mail and other forms of delivery. We encourage you to go that route first for your book needs. If you’re having any trouble attaining Anvil titles, our own online bookstore is in operation, where you’ll find titles discounted by 30%. We’re shipping twice/week. Take care everyone!

We were deeply saddened to receive the news that poet Michael Dennis passed away on December 31st. We were honoured to have published Bad Engine: New and Selected poems in 2017 and a new collection, Low Centre of Gravity, just last June. Besides being a poet, Michael was a generous and avid promoter of other poets. On his blog, Today’s Book of Poetry, he reviewed some 800 books of poetry over the past seven years. He was a mentor, an inspiration, and a friend to many other poets. His contribution to the discourse will be sorely missed.

Anvil Press is pleased to announce the reclamation of the International 3-Day Novel Contest, the world’s most notorious literary marathon. The 2020 contest took place this past Labour Day Weekend: Sept. 5 – 7. It was a great turnout, with 250+ writers hunkering down to write their short novels. Our panel of readers is now busy reading and reading and reading. We will announce a longlist early in the new year.

Mark your calendar for next year!

The basics: Writing starts midnite Friday of the long weekend and wraps up midnite of the holiday Monday. The winner receives money, publication, and overnight fame!

The entries are judged by a panel of writers and editors, which announces its winning selection in the spring of the following year. The winning novel is then published by Anvil Press.

2021 Contest:
The 44th Annual International
3-Day Novel Contest
Sept. 4 – 6, 2021

More information, rules and registration available at:
3-Day Novel Contest here.

Congratulations to Carleigh Baker, one of five emerging writers named 2020 Writers’ Trust Rising Stars. Each writer receives $5,000 toward their writing career, a writing residency, and a mentorship with an established Canadian author. Get your own copy of Carleigh’s award-winning debut story collection, Bad Endings here.

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