Sunday, May 26, 2019



Kalamalka Press is pleased to announce the release of Angeline Schellenberg’s Dented Tubas, winner of the 2018 John Lent Poetry/Prose Award. Schellenberg is no stranger to literary accolades, her first book-length poetry collection, Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books) won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her writing has also appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and websites across Canada, and has been shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s “Poem of the Year.”

Hand-set by Writing & Publishing students at Okanagan College, Dented Tubas was printed in “The Bunker,” OC’s letterpress print shop.
To see images of the book & more details:
24pp. $25.00

2019 Call for Entries to the John Lent Poetry/Prose Award

With the deadline quickly approaching, we’re now accepting chapbook-length collections of poetry, short fiction or hybrids thereof for our eighth annual John Lent Poetry/Prose Award! Entrants should be in the early stages their writing careers, having not published more than two full-length books. The winning work will be published as a limited edition chapbook by Kalamalka Press, designed by Jason Dewinetz and printed by Writing & Publishing students in The Bunker, Okanagan College's Letterpress Print Shop.

Submissions must be postmarked by June 15, so head to the website to get all the details!

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Bite Harder Press is pleased to announce the release of its first fine press chapbook edition, Contusion. Contusion is a collection of poems from Sylvia Plath’s Ariel that play with the concepts of bruises and wounds in their imagery. This theme is echoed in the styling of the chapbook itself, which features unique, hand-painted blue and purple watercoloured covers on St. Armand Morseby paper. The poems are letterpress printed into handmade Khadi paper and are set in Garamont cast by Jim Rimmer. The edition is limited to 50 copies and is currently selling for $50.00 a piece.

Additionally, Bite Harder Press is having its first call for submissions. The press is looking for poems for its broadside series entitled The Feral Broadsheets. Poems should interact with the notion of ferality (not quite tame, not quite wild) though this theme can be broadly interpreted to mean a state of being in between. The author, in exchange for their work, will receive five of the letterpress-printed broadsheets to distribute, retain, or sell as they wish (edition is to be determined but likely around 60 copies). More information and instructions are available on our blog at

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