Guest of Honour address by Robert Runte at When Words Collide

The good people at When Words Collide, a literary arts convention held annually in Calgary, Alberta, have put up several podcasts of various lectures and speeches from the 2016 gathering. Robert Runte, Five Rivers’ senior editor, was Guest of Honour last year. His address was insightful, funny, and ultimately inspiring. We thought you might enjoy taking 30 minutes from your day to listen.

Leslie Gadallah talks about Cat’s Gambit

In which publisher, Lorina Stephens, talks to Cat’s Gambit author, Leslie Gadallah. LJS: The re-release of the second book in your Empire of Kaz series launches April 1, 2017. The sequel takes up after the Orian have fled their overrun world, find themselves increasingly incapable of continuing as a species, and now face having to reclaim their homeworld with the support of only a ragged crew. Without giving away too much, where do you take us on…

Prix Aurora Award season

Five Rivers has several books eligible for popular vote literary awards. If you’re of a mind, your vote could go a long way toward acknowledging the excellence of some of the works we’ve published in 2016, and the continuing work of the authors and artists responsible for them. The Prix Aurora is one of Canada’s preeminent awards for SF&F. To vote, you must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and purchase an annual membership…

So you’re considering submitting

February 1 to 14 is Five Rivers’ open submission period. What will likely receive favourable consideration this year? Historical and mainstream fiction and non-fiction based on the Canadian experience. It’s that simple. Our catalogue of SF&F is quite full, and any submissions in those genres will have to be truly original and push the envelope. Humour, the likes of A Town Called Forget will most certainly pique our interest, as will mystery of the calibre of Hunter’s…