Interview with Kelly Stephens, Editorial Assistant at Five Rivers

By way of introducing the team here at Five Rivers, we thought you might find of interest interviews we recently conducted. First in the lineup is Kelly Stephens, our Editorial Assistant. Kelly undertakes a great deal here at Five Rivers, from coordinating author events and assisting in the maintenance of our blog and upcoming Facebook Fan Page, to acting as our front line for submissions and editing manuscripts. Q: When not leaping tall buildings as…

Editor as Interviewer

Five Rivers Editor, Robert Runté, has an interview with Canadian SF writer Casey Wolf in the Feb 8 issue of Strange Horizons. Robert also has a review of Casey’s recent anthology Finding Creatures and Other Stories in the current issue (#18) of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

Interview with Lorina Stephens at Irreverent Muse

Michell Plested recently interviewed Lorina Stephens for his podcast that appears at Irreverent Muse. They discussed publishing and publishing trends, Five Rivers and its place in the publishing world. You can listen to the hour-long interview at:

Seven Book Agreement with Paul Lima

This morning Five Rivers reached an agreement to publish seven books by well-known Toronto-based freelance writer, Paul Lima.   In January 2009, Five Rivers released Lima’s How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days. To date it has gone on to sell almost 700 copies in Canada, the US and UK, and has constitently held the top 100 spot in its category on both UK and Canadian Amazon sites. It is available through online…

Five Rivers’ Submission Guidelines

Some of you have asked about submission guidelines at Five Rivers. The guidelines can easily be found on our website at, but in the interest of clarity I’m posting them here for you. Five Rivers Chapmanry is a micro-publisher of fiction and non-fiction, catering to new Canadian authors. We employ print on demand technologies as part of responsible management of environmental and financial resources by printing only the books required, rather than warehousing thousands, thereby…