We are a month from the winter solstice, and around it comes a number of important celebrations around the world. To celebrate, we’ve brought together quite a few amazing independent authors and artists for an advent calendar of blog posts. Each of them will write a short piece or create something related to the celebration… Continue reading 2019 Holiday blog advent calendar
Matti McLean is a creative artist and writer from Northern Ontario. He is continually pursuing new creative endeavours from body painting to game design and always seeks to keep his projects challenging and his pursuits eclectic. He loves challenging accepted social norms and has the radical belief that people are human and we should all… Continue reading Matti McLean
Robert has called Vancouver home since 1982, but grew up in the small town of Northern, New Brunswick. As he reaches his golden years, it feels like he's been writing forever - poetry, short stories, scripts for stage and film, and journaling his gay life since 1988. He is a past Canadian Film Centre Writer… Continue reading Robert Hamilton
There are so many great events where you'll be able to meet our authors, buy books, listen to readings, and more. Here's a list of upcoming amazing things, but please visit our Events page for details! Word on the Street: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto | Sunday September 22 10am – 5pm Multi-author book launch: The 3… Continue reading We’re participating in awesome events in Fall 2019!
You've seen them at conventions and asked us so many times where you could get them online, only to be disappointed... Well we listened to you!! You can now get buttons and magnets on our e-store! What's even BETTER, they are about the same price you would pay in person, with just a few cents… Continue reading Buttons, buttons, buttons!
We're celebrating pride with a sale on all of the LGBTQIA2PP+ content in our catalog! This includes new and upcoming releases! The sale ends on Monday August 26th, so take advantage while you can! Read more!
The Sign of Faust, written by Éric Desmarais, and We Shall Be Monsters, edited by Derek Newman-Stille are on the Prix Aurora Award ballot for Best YA Novel and Best Related Work (respectively). Congratulations to you both! Here is the list of all nominees on the ballot! Only CSFFA members can cast votes for this award. The voting… Continue reading Two of our books are Prix Aurora Award finalists!
Nothing Without Us is a collection of short fiction starring protagonists who identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or who manage mental illness. Learn more about this amazing own-voice anthology and please consider supporting and sharing our Kickstarter! You can also listen to the interview we did on AMI-radio’s Live from Studio 5! We also discuss the anthology on on Rogers Daytime Ottawa! ID:… Continue reading Nothing Without Us Kickstarter is on from April 1-30, 2019!
Renaissance is so proud to announce that so many of our projects and authors have qualified for a Prix Aurora Award in 2018! The Prix Aurora Awards are public awards, which means if you see something on the list below you think deserves to win, you can go make yourself an account here and nominate… Continue reading Look at all these nominations!
Talia C. Johnson Talia C. Johnson is a Jewish ritual and service leader, writer, poet, sensitivity editor, public speaker, workshop facilitator, educator, mentor, coach, and activist. She is a woman who is, in no particular order, an out queer autistic lesbian trans woman. Talia is Chair of the Heartspark Press Board of Directors, part of… Continue reading Talia C. Johnson