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-  

Marketing Coordinator – Full-time Internship

Latitude 46 Publishing is seeking a highly motivated and creative intern with a passion for books to join our team on a temporary contract. The intern will develop and implement a marketing strategy to increase sales in the United States market. This full-time internship position is partially funded by FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) and the Ontario Book Publishers Organization. Eligibility Unemployed or underemployed youth (under the age of 30) who have graduated with a degree or diploma from a post-secondary institution within the last three years, are legally entitled to work in Canada, and have not been previously employed under  a FedNor Youth Internship funding agreement, or other federal or provincial internship with pay for a period of six (6) months or more. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. These include but are not limited to: ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion (creed), sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.   Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform online research to explore landscape of US book market including potential partnerships with publishers and distributors;
  • Perform online research to create and maintain media lists for the US market;
  • Organizing and executing media and reviewer mailings;
  • Creating and writing press materials;
  • Preparing presentations for external meetings and virtual book fairs;
  • Create sales collateral to support sell-in, as well as consumer-facing promotional materials (sales sheets, bookmarks, digital assets);
  • communicating with internal and external stakeholders, including editors, authors and agents;
  • Collect and manage metadata updates on a regular basis.
  • Must have graduated within the last three (3) years with a degree, diploma or certificate from a recognized post-secondary institution;
  • Must not have previously participated as a youth intern in any of FedNor’s Programs or in any other federal or provincial internship program with pay for a period of six (6) months or more;
  • Must be under the age of 30;
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Suite (InDesign) and Canva
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize across multiple projects
  • Strong awareness of social media platforms and digital marketing trend
  • Strong time management, organizational and planning skills
  • High degree of written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional internal and external relationship management capabilities
  • Experience working in book trade publishing an asset
    Application Deadline: January 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST Cover letter and resume submission to:   Marketing Coordinator_Latitude 46   We would like thank applicants for their interest; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Book captures rise of Duhamel and Radford

The behind-the-scenes story of one of Canada’s most accomplished skating pairs team is now available. Come celebrate the launch of Soulmates on Ice: from hometown glory to top of the podium at Salute Coffee Company, 73 Elm St., on Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.
Join Latitude 46 Publishing and Sudbury-based sports journalist Laura E. Young for an afternoon of reading and coffee. In Soulmates, Young chronicles the unlikely path Meagan Duhamel of Lively and Eric Radford followed on the way to the top of the world in figure skating. The two-time world pairs champions and three-time Olympic medalists reflect on how they developed a working relationship and honed their resilience in a sport that often left them bloodied and bruised. Here, Young answers some questions about her book. Q & A with Laura E Young
  1. Why was it important for you to tell this story?
I wanted to celebrate Meagan’s long career in skating. She wanted it to be the story of her career with Eric Radford and I was more than game to do that. As well, they have a lot to say about teamwork, sportsmanship, professionalism and performing under stress – all of which is relevant beyond the world of sports. And, at the end of the day, this is a love story. 2. What were some of the challenges in writing a book under a tight deadline? As a working journalist, I adore deadlines and need them. Still, there were times when I wondered how we would get it all done, but I figured Meagan and Eric know how to make things work so let’s test that theory under tight deadlines in the literary and publishing world. 3. As Meagan and Eric were in their final competitive year, how did you manage to interview them? Timing was the weirdest thing on this book. There were pockets of time where we could all meet and do the bulk of the work long before they departed for the 2018 Olympics and their final competitive skates. There was a college strike (I teach part-time at Cambrian College), which freed me up from teaching to concentrate on the drafting and interviewing. That strike coincided with the Grand Prix season where they had pockets of time in between events. We managed. Sometimes, interview times were pushed back in the day or switched, but we still found 45 minutes here and there to do the work. The biggest challenge came after the Olympics with trying to get back on track. We had been away from the project for about three months and they were understandably tired. Eric talks about this in Soulmates, the importance of taking baby steps towards a goal and when you look back, the goal is completed or you’ve at least made all this progress. 4. In the book, both Meagan and Eric, talk openly about their private and professional lives. Was it difficult to access this information and gain their trust? I have known Meagan her entire career and we all know each other in a ‘Sudbury way.’ Two degrees of separation or whatever it is. She is also so open in all her interviews, but it had been a few years since we had met in person. So, for me it was key to go to Montreal in September of 2017 (again a perfect pocket of time revealed itself). I watched them skate and conducted a few initial interviews there. Then I think we built up trust over time. I am a fan of theirs and of sport in general and that was obvious throughout the process. I followed a strict outline that they had approved. The trickier bits came later in the writing after we had done a lot of talking. I asked questions in a neutral way, open-ended way. And, of course, it’s great fun to talk about the Olympics after you perform the way they did and achieve everything you could ever imagine and more. 5. Any surprises along the way? There were a few bombs loaded with information dropped during interviews, which means there are a few surprises for readers – even though Eric and Meagan are well-interviewed and all over social media. I was intrigued by how alike they are, even though people didn’t agree with the pairing and they endured a lot of criticism. I wanted to cry when Eric talked about how hard it was growing up and being bullied in his hometown. Meagan has put her body through so much, right down to losing some hair at one point. They have both emerged healthy and happy with a great attitude and exciting career plans. As I’m privy to a few off-the-record details, I’m so excited to see what happens next for both of them.

Lat46 launches new anthology of Northern Ontario experiences

The Sudbury Star Thursday March 22 2018 By Keith Dempsey In an effort to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, editors Karen McCauley and Laura Stradiotto wanted to capture Northern Ontario and its experiences. At the same time, they wanted to take into account the controversies and criticism surrounding Canada’s 150th birthday. In 150 Years Up North And More, they think they have done both. (more…)

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.

How writing brought me out of darkness

Some stories are easy to write. They keep us dreaming throughout the day. They fill us with endless hours of inspiration. They complete us. My first novel was one of those stories. Though fictional, I drew inspiration for that story from the people around me, their interactions with others, and their ability to persevere in even the most challenging circumstances. I enjoyed every moment that I spent working on the first draft, and had no intention of ever sharing it with anyone else. All I wanted was to write an entire book from beginning to end. Completing it was all the satisfaction I needed before, I tucked the manuscript away without giving it a second thought. Some stories are difficult to write. They keep us awake all night. They remind us of the darkness in our lives. Often, they tear us apart. I have always found true stories difficult to write, preferring fictional worlds over reality. But one night, after I was beaten, robbed, and left lying at the side of the road, I couldn’t think of writing about anything else. I was no longer inspired by anything or anyone, and the artistic lifestyle that once brought me joy had disappeared. My mind was clouded by the memory of that night, of my attacker’s voice and the violation I felt at having no control over what happened to me. The terrifying event played over and over in my mind, and no matter how much I wanted to change the story, it always ended the same way, with me scared, alone and bleeding on the pavement. Despite this cloudiness, I wanted to write about the attack. I thought that telling the story would help me to make sense of everything that happened and finally move on with my life. But I could only get four or five words down on paper before I had to stop. The night that changed my life forever was impossible to forget, and yet I could not force one bit of creative energy on to something that caused me such misery. And so I tried my best to forget about it. The more I tried to push myself to ignore the trauma, the harder it became to focus on anything else. Then, while attempting to distract myself from the loneliness of an empty house one evening, I came across the manuscript I had written before the attack. The words on those forgotten pages meant more to me than I could have ever imagined. I decided to devote some time to editing the story, and as I did, I began to recall how safe and confident I had been when I first wrote it. I found a distraction from my empty house and from the worst memory of my life. As I worked, I realized that after spending so much time trying to force focus on a negative story, I had completely closed myself off to the rest of the creative world that I cherished so much. Although it was unintentional, through the editing process I managed to find my way back to writing the “easy” stories. By doing so, I distanced myself emotionally from the one story that caused me so much grief. I also learned to accept that all stories, in their own time, become easier to share. Now, I keep myself open to all aspects of writing, because even the truest and darkest tales can end in light. Diana Douglas Diana’s debut novel Somewhere Picking Dandelions was published in November 2016 by Latitude 46 Publishing.