April 10, 2020

Desert Pets is currently on indefinite hiatus and is not accepting manuscript submissions at this time. Thank you to all of our amazing authors and all of you who have supported us over the past 5 years by buying books and celebrating with us at launches. We hope to se...

November 26, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate on Thursday night! And thank you so much to our two incredible authors who shared their work with us. Books will be available in the online shop very soon - stay tuned!

November 12, 2018

We were so excited to receive the proofs of our Fall 2018 chapbooks, Lilith by Jacqueline Valencia and Sea Burial Laws According to Country by Kasia Van Schaik! We will be launching these amazing chapbooks on November 22nd at Reunion Island Coffee Bar. For more in...

October 12, 2018

Coming this November! Two new chapbooks by Jacqueline Valencia and Kasia Juno will be launching on November 22nd at Reunion Island Coffee Bar. Stay tuned for more details!

JACQUELINE VALENCIA is a writer and critic. She is the author of There Is No Escape Out Of Time (I...

December 1, 2017

A gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who came out last night to launch SICK AND I by the incredible Katie Fewster-Yan! We feel very privileged to have worked with Katie on this collection and to share this special night with her. Thank you to all our wonderful mystery read...

November 20, 2017

Limited numbers of chapbooks by Michelle Brown, Brooke Lockyer & Stevie Howell, as well as the OG DP poetry anthology 300 Hours a Minute are back in stock, check out our "Chapbooks" page to get your copy!

November 20, 2017

We had an amazing time at the MtP Indie Literary Market this weekend - as always! Congrats to all the amazing authors and presses who were shortlisted, and to Sonnet L’Abbé and Junction Books for their win! 

October 25, 2017

We are proud to announce that Summer by Stevie Howell has been shortlisted for the 2017 bpNichol Chapbook Award!! We are so honoured to have published this collection and could not be more thrilled for Stevie! Congrats!! 

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September 21, 2017

Desert Pets is proud to announce the release of a new chapbook

by Katie Fewster Yan coming this November!

Katie Fewster-Yan is a poet currently living in Newfoundland. Her poems have appeared in The Puritan, The New Quarterly and Room. In 2015, she was awarded the...

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