By Joni Di Placido

Calling all Canadian authors: The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize is now accepting submissions! Follow the link to see the rules and put the final touches on your debut!

Roxanne Gay talks about why you shouldn’t wait for the confidence to start writing.

Toronto-based storytelling app Wattpad just announced the launch of their publishing division, Wattpad Books. The company will use data to find books with commercial potential and publish those under their new imprint.

Romance readers, Denver’s 5280 magazine has compiled a list of great romance novels from local authors (including our very own Helen Hardt!) Check out their recommendations for your next great read:


Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, chats with the Guardian about the importance of books and the challenge of dealing with rejection in publishing.

Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? 6 authors tell Bustle who they’d love to meet, and why!

This is a fascinating, in-depth look at the problem with representation and lack of diversity in traditional publishing.

Eighteen literary translators explain the unique challenges of conveying humour in translation:

Did we miss anything big in the world of books this week? Comment below, or join the conversation on Twitter or Instagram!

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