Sudbury Publisher Announces New Titles Through 2023

For Immediate Release                                                                                   January 18, 2022 SUDBURY PUBLISHER ANNOUNCES NEW TITLES THROUGH 2023 Eleven new authors are now signed with Sudbury-based literary press, Latitude 46 Publishing and expanding their catalogue further. Books will be forthcoming in 2022-23 from: Noelle Schmidt Emerging Queer poet Noelle Schmidt will be publishing her debut collection Claimings and Other Wild Things in April 2022. Janet Calcaterra North Bay resident Janet Calcaterra will be publishing her debut novel The Burden of Memories in May 2022. Annie Wenger-Nabigon Retired Algoma University Social Work professor, Annie Wenger-Nabigon will be publishing her memoir Enough Light for the Next Step: A memoir of love, loss and life in April 2022. Rod Carley Author of Kinmount, longlisted for the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour Award, Rod Carley will publish a new collection of short stories, Grin Reaping, in June 2022. Scott Millar Sudbury journalist takes on a half century of hockey history with a passionate biography of the Sudbury Wolves – the iconic OHL franchise in commemoration of their 50th anniversary in 2022. Ernie Louttit, Best-selling Missanabie Cree Nation author and former police officer known for his Indian Ernie non-fiction work that exposed the inside of policing brutalities in Saskatchewan will release his debut novel scheduled for release in 2023. Liisa Kovala Sudbury author of Surviving Stutthof, a memoir about her father’s experience in a German concentration camp, will publish her debut novel in 2022. Mat Del Papa Journalist and former president of the Sudbury Writers’ Guild, and the author of several books focusing on the Northern Ontario railroad town of Capreol. His forthcoming collection of essays sheds light on living with a psychical disability. Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli Award winning author of La Brigantessa, Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli, will publish her second novel based in Copper Cliff and Italy. Pat Skene Métis author Pat Skene who grew up in Britt and is the author of several children’s books (A Tale of Two Biddys, Revenge of the Mad Hacker) will publish her memoir Arriving Naked in 2023. Sharon Frayne Winner of the 2020 Muskoka Novel Writing Contest, will publish her debut YA novel, The Sound of a Rainbow, in 2023. The only northern Ontario English language publishing house is marking 7 years in operation and a catalogue that now boasts 31 titles. “We have received more submissions in the past two years than ever before and excited to welcome a number of seasoned authors to the Latitude 46 family,” says Heather Campbell, publisher, Latitude 46 Publishing. “Looking forward to sharing the diverse voices that reflect Northern Ontario.” Latitude 46 Publishing’s mandate is to publish distinctive literary works by established and emerging authors with a connection to northern Ontario, as well as narratives about the unique landscape and culture of the region. -30-  

We are looking for Indigenous writers and artists for our next anthology

Latitude 46 Publishing is looking for Indigenous creative nonfiction and fiction short stories, prose, poetry, song, photo and visual artwork for its next anthology. Darlene Naponse will be working as editor with Latitude 46 Publishing to publish an open anthology sharing words and imagery that explores the theme of community in relation to Indigenous time that has passed, time that is now and time that comes. The call for submissions is open to self-identifying Indigenous writers. Anthology will be published in fall 2019. Fiction genres accepted include: speculative fiction, science fiction, dark fiction, futurism, superhero fiction, science fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction and fantasy. We are seeking original work up to 6,000 words, up to four poems/songs or two photos/drawings per submission. Please include a short bio (100 words) with your submission. If you are an oral storyteller or if you require special assistance in transforming/translating your story, please contact Darlene Naponse at– subject Latitude 46, Transforming/Translating. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2019. There is no fee to submit your story. Payment for publication is $150. Submit through the online portal at Include contact information, (full, name, mailing address, and email address) on the first page of all submissions. Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced and numbered. For fiction and creative nonfiction, please include the word count on the first page of your submission. For questions, contact Deadline for submissions is Friday February 8th, 2019.
About the editor: Darlene Naponse is an Ojibway woman from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Northern Ontario, Canada. She is a writer, director, and video artist.  

Latitude 46 Publishing Launches 5 New Books

To hear radio interviews with each author visit By: CBC Sudbury This past week, a Sudbury-based publishing company celebrated the launch of five new books. Latitude 46 Publishing focuses on northern Ontario authors and stories. CBC Morning North host Markus Schwabe sat down with each author.

A Matter of Will by Rod Carley

North Bay director, playwright, actor and author Rod Carley said the main character Will Crosswell is a composite of many people he’s met in his life.
Rod Carley

Rod Carley is the author of A Matter of Will. (Roger Corriveau/CBC)

The novel tells the story of Crosswell’s time at acting school in the 1970s. Carley said Crosswell is “like a wolf in wolf’s clothing.” “He goes from one theatrical mishap to one other relationship mishap, a series of mishaps over and over again,” he said. “Finally, his fiance dumps him and he’s forced to take a job on the bottom rung of the great chain of being … he’s a telemarketer. And all that goes bust.” Crosswell eventually hits rock bottom and ends up in AA Carley said. After that, the story takes a twist when Crosswell meets an unconventional minister and eventually enrols in divinity school.

Wolf Man by Suzanne Charron

In the early 1920s, a man named Joe Laflamme moved to Gogama, Ont. to transport lumber.
Suzanne Charron

Suzanne Charron is the author of Wolf Man. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

He was born in Quebec and had lost many of his sled dogs. While out trapping, Laflamme caught a wolf and decided to create his new pack. “He went about not only working with his wolves … as he was a showman, he also showed off his wolves,” author Suzanne Charron said. “He did carnivals and sportsman shows.” Charron extensively researched Laflamme and eventually wrote about him. This is the second edition of her book.  

Wazzat by Roger Nash

In the 1970s, Canadian poet Al Purdy once told Sudbury’s Roger Nash that good poetry should surprise the reader. “What I’m trying to do when I’m writing is identify my own sense of ‘wazzat’ of wonder of the world around me, in Sudbury in particular,” Nash said.
Roger Nash

Roger Nash is the author of Wazzat. (Roger Corriveau/CBC)

Nash’s latest novel is a collection of verbal snapshots of experiences people can have in Sudbury. “About what it is like to cross a frozen lake at 40 below,” he said. “Poems about gulls shifting in huge conferences from lake to lake, amongst our 300 lakes to have their important meetings which I assume gulls have.” This is Nash’s 19th book.

River of Fire: Conflict and Survival Along the Seal River by Hap Wilson

What’s it like to be a river guide on one of Canada’s most dangerous whitewater rivers? Hap Wilson’s book recounts his experience as a guide on the Manitoba river. “There were several wildfires burning in northern Manitoba,” he said. “After a few days, we ended up confronting a fire the size of Prince Edward Island.” The crew had to avoid the fire which was jumping back and forth across the river. Wilson said they also had to wrap wet bandanas on their faces to be able to breathe.
Hap Wilson

Hap Wilson is the author of River of Fire: Conflict and Survival Along the Seal River. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

The trip was extra challenging Wilson said, as one person on it was mildly sociopathic, and was putting the group in danger. The person lead the group into a life-threatening situation while navigating the boat. “I had to make a decision whether or not to take this person’s life because of the situation we were in,” Wilson said. “Having been faced with that ultimatum, you know, you can’t shake those things off.” Wilson wouldn’t tell CBC News what happened, but said he explains it in his book.

Surviving Stutthof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate by Liisa Kovala

Growing up, Liisa Kovala knew her father had experienced something during World War II, but said she didn’t really understand what had happened until she got older. She eventually learned about her father’s time in Stutthof, a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Kovala said it took a long time for her father to open up, but he eventually told her harrowing details of grueling work, starvation diets and abuse.
Liisa Kovala

Liisa Kovala is the author of Surviving Stuffhof: My father’s memories behind the Death Gate. (Roger Corriveau/CBC)

“There’s so many times when I thought ‘how could he have survived any of this?'” Kovala said. “There’s so many moments where he just shouldn’t have survived.”

We’re looking for your CNF story for our next anthology

Latitude 46 Publishing is looking for Creative Non Fiction submissions for its next short story anthology. In recognition of Canada’s 150th birthday, we will publish an anthology of non-fiction short stories, entitled Up North for 150 Years, and more. Of particular interest to us are stories of colonization and resilience from Indigenous storytellers and stories of immigration both generations ago and today from Northern Ontario. The anthology will capture the growth of Northern Ontario since Confederation. Our goal is to recognize the many experiences that have formed this diverse and multicultural part of Ontario; both the Anishinaabe who witnessed the influx of immigrants to their territory and the newcomers who have helped shape this region. We are seeking original English language or translated stories between 3,500 and 6,000 words. Please include a short bio. If you are an oral storyteller or if you require special assistance in transforming your experience into a story,  please contact Laura Stradiotto at Publication is scheduled for Spring 2018. There is no fee to submit your story. Payment for publication is $150. Submit your short story through our online portal at Deadline for submissions is Friday Sept. 1 2017.