• News

    Wednesday June 22nd 2016

    Job Posting: Executive Editor

    ARP Books is hiring an Executive Editor. This new full-time position will be responsible for overseeing our publishing program, including the day-to-day operations as well as the overall strategic direction of the publishing house. This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic applicant; the Executive Editor will be given the mandate and the support to build on ARP’s strong foundation and expand.

    ARP Books – Executive Editor - Detailed Job Description

    Job Title: Executive Editor, ARP Books, Winnipeg


    The Executive Editor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ARP Books. The Executive Editor will lead the development and implementation of a long-term strategic plan that builds on ARP Books’ strong foundation (with 20 years of publishing a dynamic combination of cultural, fiction, and non-fiction titles with an emphasis on progressive political analysis of contemporary issues) and expand the number of books published each year.

    The Executive Editor will report directly to the ARP Books editorial board and will manage two part-time staff people. This is a full-time position based in our Winnipeg office that will require occasional travel. ARP Books is a Mac-based office environment that uses Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative Suite. The successful candidate should have a working knowledge of these platforms.

    Qualifications and Experience

    The successful candidate will: have at least five years experience in Canadian publishing (or equivalent), with knowledge of both the editorial and business sides of publishing; have a keen understanding of the publishing landscape and a vision for ARP’s place in it; demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills; be able to work accurately and effectively under pressure of frequent deadlines and conflicting demands; and be exceptionally organized. We are looking for a leader who is also able to work as a member of a team that incudes talented staff and a volunteer board. Applicants should provide evidence of supervising a team or project and/or demonstration of leadership skills and managerial experience.


    The Executive Editor will oversee the publishing operations at ARP Books as the senior staff person. They will actively seek out new manuscripts and authors for upcoming seasons. They will manage sales, distribution, and inventory and be responsible for our publishing program, operating budget, and grant applications and reporting. The Executive Editor will communicate directly with authors, participate in professional organizations, and provide leadership on marketing and publicity matters. It will be the Executive Editor’s responsibility to ensure staff and board have the necessary information to fulfill their duties and obligations and to communicate all relevant information on the day-to-day operations and long-term plans to the board.

    Salary Range

    Very competitive and commensurate with experience.

    To Apply

    The deadline to apply is July 22, 2016. Please send a cover letter, relevant work experience and/or curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, and three professional references by email to:

    Esyllt Jones, President, ARP Books ej@arpbooks.org

    Queries about this position can be directed to the same address.

    ARP Books acknowledges the lack of diversity in Canadian publishing and we encourage applicants from Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and racialized communities.

  • News

    Friday April 1st 2016

    The Archaeologists serialization project

    We’ve partnered with 5 great literary magazines to try out a new experiment publishing. From now until October, we’re releasing a chapter each week of Hal Niedzviecki’s forthcoming novel, The Archaeologists, on the websites of Broken Pencil, Geist, SubTerrain, Taddle Creek, and The New Quarterly.

    To find out more about the project, visit www.archaeologistsbook.com.

  • Interview

    Friday February 5th 2016

    Writer-In-Residence Jeanne Randolph:  Local psychoanalyst, writer provides mentorship opportunities

    ARP author, psychoanalyst, and culture critic extraordinaire Jeanne Randolph talks to The Manitoban about what drives her writing. “Well, I am an odd duck. When I was in grade two, down in the swarms of Texas, I decided that I was going to be a writer. I did not even know what that meant.”

    Read the full article here.

  • Audio

    Saturday January 9th 2016

    Lee Maracle on The Current

    Lee Maracle, Tracey Lindberg and Drew Hayden Taylor discuss Indigenous literature. You can listen here.

  • Audio

    Tuesday February 24th 2015

    Christine Fellows on The Next Chapter

    CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers interviews ARP author Christine Fellows about her poetry collection Burning Daylight for The Next Chapter. Christine’s interview starts at 25:00. You can listen here.

  • Interview

    Sunday February 1st 2015

    Interview with Angela Hibbs

    Angela Hibbs opens up about her love of Francis Bacon, Destiny’s Child, Erik Satie, Haruki Murakami, and why she won’t read biographies in an interview with The Town Crier. Read it here.

  • News

    Monday January 12th 2015

    Two ARP Books Shortlisted for ReLit Awards

    Congratulations to ARP authors Andrew F. Sullivan and Leanne Simpson, who were both shortlisted for the 2014 ReLit Awards.

  • News

    Friday November 21st 2014

    The Winter We Danced on Globe Best of 2014

    The Globe and Mail has listed The Winter We Danced: Voices From the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement by The Kino-nda-niimi Collective one of the top 100 books of 2014 See the full list here.

  • Audio

    Sunday September 28th 2014

    Kreative Kontrol Interview with Christine Fellows

    Listen to an interview with Christine Fellows on the Kreative Kontrol podcast that covers not only her new book and album, Burning Daylight, but also a range of topics like “things to know about budgies, Marianne Moore and her bathtub alligator, cats and computers, Gary the cat, I miss Buddy, sled dogs, celebration and adaptation, growing up in Kelowna, a drum kit and a punching bag, reading and remembering, the Humber College jazz program and the University of Guelph philosophy and english departments, that fucking Stephen Harper, meeting John K. Samson…” and so much more.

  • Interview

    Thursday September 18th 2014

    Christine Fellows takes a multidisciplinary approach to isolation with Burning Daylight

    “Winnipeg singer-songwriter and poet Christine Fellows is aiming to bring some light to the far corners of our Canadian culture with her newest project, a song-cycle and book of poetry in collaboration with artist and friend Alicia Smith called Burning Daylight.”

    Beatroute Magazine interviews Christine Fellows. Read the full interivew here.