With the help of Creative Saskatchewan’s Book Publishing Production grant, Regina’s Radiant Press produced a strong five book line-up in 2019.
This fall Adam’s Tree (short fiction), Death Train of Provincetown (fiction), A Beautiful Stone (poetry), The Dry Valley (poetry), and Love and Surgery (poetry) made their debut in Western Canada. Three of the published poets toured thirty communities across five provinces, reaching a broad audience of new readers.
Radiant Press’ commitment to publishing exceptional books is no easy feat, but Creative Saskatchewan’s investment has enabled the press to maintain their standards of quality and beauty.
“To produce these books without Creative Saskatchewan would have been very difficult. The editorial selection, design, editing, and layout all require an outlay of capital, let alone the printing. To ensure the highest quality end-product we employ professionals who need to be paid long before the books make any money in sales. Without Creative Saskatchewan it would be very difficult to come up with a financing plan.” -John Kennedy, Radiant Press publisher and operations manager
After celebrating the press’ ten-book milestone, Radiant Press is proud to announce that five of six confirmed books for 2020 are authored by Saskatchewan residents. Among the confirmed titles is a collection of poetry by Saskatchewan Poet Laureate Bruce Rice, inspired by the photos of American street photographer Vivian Maier.