Peasantry Press is excited to announce the re-release of Walker's Vale, a supernatural thriller by author John Zelenski. Originally released by Tate Publishing, Walker's Vale is also currently being developed into a motion picture. 

Walker's Vale tells the story of James Cooper, an ordinary man who moves his family to Walker’s Vale, Pennsylvania, in search of the ideal life. What he gets is the just opposite. As this small town’s eerie history is revealed and repeated, it’s clear the devil is in the details -and he’s waiting for the Cooper’s young daughter. When the FBI come knocking at his door, James quickly realizes that his ideal life may come with a steeper price than he thought. This story of faith, deception, and horror will captivate readers as one man fights for his family’s safety and embarks on a journey toward redemption in this suspenseful supernatural thriller.

Look for Walker's Vale later this month on Amazon.com and through other great booksellers everywhere! 

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If you're in the Winnipeg area Oct 27 - 29, remember to stop by Central Canada Comic Con! Great guests, amazing merch, fascinating costumes, and the chance to find a new favourite author or artist! This year, there will be a Writer's Alley, dedicated specifically to books, books, books! That's where we'll be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Stop by and say hi! 
1) Rudiger and the Painted Door won the Best Illustrated Award in the 2017 Manitoba Book Awards. The award ceremony was an exceptional celebration of a number of very talented Manitoban writers. We were honoured to participate, and thrilled to see Rudiger and the Painted Door win. We couldn't be prouder of this book. Rudiger and the Painted Door, with its vivid illustrations and engaging story about fun, imagination, and family, is a wonderful addition to any collection and perfect for reading aloud to your little one.  Check it out on amazon or through other great booksellers everywhere.

2) Peasantry Press has acquired the exciting YA Science Fiction novel, Infusion, from Charlie Dawg Press. The Release is set for Wednesday, July 12, in ebook, paperback, and hardcover. For more about this book, visit the author at www.alyssathiessen.com

3) We're looking forward to announcing a new novel from Canadian writer Melinda Friesen, author of the popular One Bright Future series. Stay tuned for details! 

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Happy reading, and may you find joy in each moment of this beautiful summer season. 

Peasantry Press is ecstatic to announce that Rudiger and the Painted Door, written by Jonathan Toews and illustrated by Ryan Polinsky, made the Manitoba Book Awards shortlist this year in the children's illustration category!

Rudiger and the Painted Door tells the story of a boy who discovers a magical door to worlds of adventure and fun, brought to life by the power of his imagination. As Rudiger journeys to the lands beyond the the painted door, he learns a valuable lesson about family and love along the way.

Watch Rudiger's imagination come to life in this vivid, fun, and engagingly illustrated children's story. Rudiger and the Painted Door is now available in softcover and hardcover formats through amazon.com and amazon.ca, as well as a number of other great booksellers worldwide. 

 To find out more about the Manitoba Book Awards, visit https://manitobabookawards.com. 

Our general submission period is now closed. We had a number of absolutely fantastic submissions last month. The selection process has never been so challenging! Thank you so much, to all the talented writers, who allowed us to read your work. It was a privilege.  

Our next general submission period will be July 1, 2018. We look forward to seeing more great work from more great writers. In the meantime, stay tuned for news about our newest releases. We have an exciting lineup in the works, and we can't wait to announce our next launch.

Thanks again, and happy writing, happy reading!
Author Jonathan Toews and illustrator Ryan Polinsky, along with Peasantry Press, celebrated the launch of their new children's book at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg on November 25th. Friends, family, fans and friendly book-shoppers attended the Friday evening event. The book was introduced and then a gaggle of children gathered around and listened, sometimes with wide-eyed enchantment, other times with unfettered giggles, as Toews read his story. Polinsky's bright and colourful illustrations lit up the screen beside him. 

It was a fun-filled evening with snacks, storytelling, and book-signing.

Missed the launch? No worries! Rudiger and the Painted Door is now available from amazon.com and great booksellers everywhere. Get your copy today! 

Some of the things we're most looking for during our open submission period:

1) Happily Ever Afters:
Peasantry Press is looking to add a couple of feel-good pieces to round out our line-up. Whether the genre is science fiction, contemporary, sweet romance, inspirational, YA, or even re-imagined fairy-tale - if it's original, well-written, never-published, thoroughly polished, and ends with a HEA, we'd love to take a look. 

2) Original Black and White Graphic Novels by a single writer/illustrator.
We're not a comic book publisher, but we would be open to releasing a black and white graphic novel or a series of black and white graphic novels, if the right one found its way to us. Our guidelines:
  1. One writer/illustrator. (No teams).
  2. Book would be published in black and white at 6 x 9, with no bleed and .5" margins. Submissions must reflect this format.
  3. Artwork must be in black and white and be supplied as a PDF. At least 4 pages should be finished/polished and include lettering. The remainder may be supplied as sketches.
  4. Submission should also include a complete synopsis with script. This can be included as a .doc or PDF.
  5. Finished graphic novel must be a minimum of approximately 40 pages.
  6. Graphic novel content (artwork and writing) must fit within our "clean fiction" mandate. This means no profanity, overt sexuality, or gratuitous violence please.  

3) Canadian Writers!
While we accept submissions world-wide, we are particularly interested in seeing some more home grown talent. From Manitoba? Even better! 

So those are our top three wishes for now! Have something else to send our way? Our open submission period is this January! Questions? Email us and we'll do our best to get back to you! 

In the meantime, happy writing!
Coming soon from Peasantry Press! Kirt Purdy's A Hoser's Guide To Canadian History  offers a light, funny look at Canada's history, from its early beginnings to its tumultuous growing pains to its hopeful present.  This tongue-in-cheek history offers readers a healthy dose of satire and silliness while delving into the things that make Canada's past and present so very interesting. 

A Hoser's Guide To Canadian History (A Really Good Attempt To Explain How We Got Here) is coming soon to major booksellers everywhere. Check back for updates, or sign up for our newsletter here to be notified of new releases, discounts, and giveaways!

Joseph Farley's new novel, Labor Day, paints a vivid picture of a bleak future where poverty reigns and the working class has no voice. What once was known as Labor Day is a distant memory, and managers and owners rule with impunity. Oh, and did we mention that there are roach-people? 

Farley's book is, as he says, an "interplay of humor with the serious, the light and the dark." Both witty and moving, Labor Day is a literary science fiction novel that weaves together an intriguing plot, memorable characters, and important social commentary. 

If you're looking for a powerful, interesting, captivating, thought-provoking read, click here to check out Joseph Farley's Labor Day. Available now in Paperback, Hardback, and Kindle! 

Peasantry Press is proud to announce that Fur Is Only Fur Deep, by Julia Schettler and Sarah Neville, won this year's NcNally Robinson Books for Young People Award! If you haven't had an opportunity to read this beautiful, heartwarming tale, check it out today. 

Available through most major retailers!