OCTOBER NEWSLETTER (click for link)

Fall books are here! Antonyms for Daughter by Jenny Boychuk, Open Your Heartby Alexie Morin, Fear the Mirrorby Cora Siré, and My Mother, My Translatorby Jaspreet Singh!
8/10/2021
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER (click for link)

We launch Hallelujah Time by poet Virginia Konchan. Fall fiction from Esplanade Books features Cora Siré's Fear the Mirror and Aimee Wall's translation of Alexie Morin's Open Your Heart.
10/9/2021
JUNE NEWSLETTER (click for link)

This month, we launch Nectarine by Chad Campbell. Check out our Fall calendar and pre-order Jaspreet Singh's searing memoir My Mother, My Translator!
23/6/2021
23/6/2021
MAY NEWSLETTER (click for link)

This month, we launch The Montreal Poetry Prize Anthology 2020, Christopher DiRaddo's The Family Way, and Chad Campbell's Nectarine!
20/5/2021
APRIL NEWSLETTER (click for link)

This month, it's the publication of Christopher DiRaddo's The Family Way! It's also National Poetry Month, so we are offering a Bundle of two new books, Little Housewolf by Medrie Purdham and Nectarine by Chad Campbell! Plus we welcome Carmine Starnino as our new Associate Publisher!
8/4/2021
MARCH NEWSLETTER (click for link)

This month we are featuring an autobiographical bundle by Kathy Dobson, and get a sneak peek of Medrie Perdham's forthcoming poetry debut Little Housewolf (out in May!)
18/3/2021
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER (click for link)

We celebrate Black History Month with the launch of Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson and a special bundle of Book of Wings and Dominoes at the Crossroads.
4/2/2021
JANUARY NEWSLETTER (click for link)

We launch Book of Wings by Tawhida Tanya Evanson; plus our Spring 2021 lineup and our Lockdown Fiction Bundle!
18/1/2021
DOMINOES AT THE CROSSROADS wins QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction!

Congratulations to Kaie Kellough on winning the QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for his book Dominoes at the Crossroads! The jury commented: "...Nubian slaves, an auction at The Ritz, and an insider’s inside view of uncelebrated neighborhoods in a “future history” of Montreal that tangles a language-obsessed
5/11/2020
9/10/2020
Kaie Kellough Wins Griffin Poetry Prize

Kaie Kellough, author of Dominoes at the Crossroads is the Canadian winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection Magnetic Equator. The Griffin Poetry Prize prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.
19/5/2020
Swallowed - Réjean Ducharme's masterpiece - soon available in English!

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Swallowed (September 2020), a new authoritative translation of Réjean Ducharme’s 20th century masterpiece L’avalée des avalés. Originally published in 1966, Ducharme’s debut made an impact on Quebec society like no other literary work of that generation. Full press release and media kit here.
15/5/2020
Dominoes in Translation!

We are pleased to announce that Kaie Kellough’s Dominoes at the Crossroads will be published in French by our colleagues at Éditions du Boréal.

19/5/2020
Congratulations David Homel!

David Homel's novel The Teardown is the winner of the 2019 QWF-Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. The awards were presented on November 5 at the Lion d'Or.
6/11/2019
#NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay

Zebedee Nungak: “The need to correct the forced imposition of extinguishment and surrender of Aboriginal rights to establish agreements between governments and Indigenous peoples is still outstanding, unfinished business.” bit.ly/2ZxVFHm
21/6/2019
BRAVO ROBIN

We're chuffed that Robin Richardson won the 2019 Trillium Book Award for her poetry collection Sit How You Want. Kudos also to her Signal Editions editor, Carmine Starnino.

15/4/2020
FOUNDER OF POETRY SERIES HONOURED BY MCGILL

Michael Harris was given an Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt., honoris causa) by McGill University on June 3rd, in the main for his contribution to the world of poetry as founder/editor of the Signal Editions poetry imprint of Vehicule Press.
5/6/2019
KUDOS TO OUR SIGNAL POETS

Laura Ritland’s debut collection, East and West, has been nominated for the 2019 Pat Lowther Memorial Prize and Robin Richardson’s Sit How You Want for the 2019 Trillium Book Award.
28/5/2019
THATS A LOT OF CANDLES!

2018 was our 45th anniversary. The publishing landscape has changed substantially since we began printing in the back of an artist-run gallery in downtown Montreal in 1973. Older, and perhaps wiser, we've changed too, but our commitment to Canadian writers and writing has remained constant. Here are some pictures from the anniversary celebration: Part One & Part Two
5/10/2018
D.G. Jones

Poet-teacher-literary translator D.G. Jones has died at 87. Twice winner of the Governor General’s Literary Prize, and of other prizes, he was a formidable poet and pioneered the translation of Québec poetry.
In 2009 we were privileged to publish his collected poems, The Stream Exposed with All Its Stones.
14/3/2017
Congratulations to Andy Sinclair

His novel Breathing Lessons is a Gay Fiction finalist for the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards. The awards ceremony will take place in New York, June 6.
10/3/2016
Paul Bley

1932-2016
We are saddened by the January 3 passing of renowned jazz pianist Paul Bley, at 83. Born in Montreal he played and recorded with Lester Young, Ben Webster, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Paul Motian, Pat Metheny and many others. We were proud to publish his memoir Stopping Time: Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz and Paul Bley: The Logic of Chance by Arrigo Cappelletti.
10/3/2016
Niko

Dimitri Nasrallah’s novel, Niko, makes the CBC Canada Reads Longlist.
10/3/2016
Swing in the House

Anita Anand is nominated for the Blue Metropolis/Conseil des arts du Montréal Literary Diversity Prize for a First Publication.
8/12/2015
Catalogue

Check out our Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Catalogues.
8/1/2016
Swing in the House

Anita Anand’s Swing in the House and Other Stories wins the 2015 QWF Concordia University First Book Award.
8/12/2015
Leaving the Island

Talya Rubin, reading from her new book, Leaving the Island, won the 2015 Poetry Now Battle of the Bards. Listen to her performance.
8/1/2016
New Tab

Guillaume Morissette’s novel New Tab was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.
8/1/2016
Spring 2015

Check out our new catalogue for Spring 2015!
8/1/2016
Congratulations to Esplanade author, Guillaume Morissette. His novel New Tab is shortlisted for the 2014 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
8/1/2016
Mary Dalton's Hooking is shortlisted for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards. Congrats Mary! http://goo.gl/Y4AFGd
8/1/2016
Congratulations

Marc Callanan, author of Gift Horse, won the 2013 Heritage and History Book Award for Poetry.
20/12/2013