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Canadian small press publishing is an incredibly dynamic and exciting business, frought with incredible highs and frustrating lows. Turnstone's Bird on a Wire is part blog, part rant, and part resource. It's our place on the web to share our thoughts and experiences while working in Canadian publishing.

Brenda Hasiuk's Clash of Vocations

Years ago, when I was just starting out as a writer, I read a biography of Chekhov. He was a working MD, family man and story writer and struggled his entire life to find time for them all. Now, my day job does not involve aiding Russian villagers, and I’m not a genius, but turns out Chekhov and I do have this in common. Between working, family and writing, I am forever torn between vocations.
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Playing & Against & Type by Lydia Kwa

The small pieces of foundry type were wedged into 6.5-by-3.5-inch wooden trays, each tray selling for $20 at Ho Sun Hing print shop on East Pender. I’d read about the shop in a July 2012 article in The Vancouver Sun. I must have passed this shop countless times in my years living in Vancouver, visiting Chinatown numerous times since 1992, yet I’d never paid any notice.
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Winnipeg, MB   R3B 1H3
CANADA
 
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Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Culture Heritage, Tourism and Sport.

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