New novella announcement: All the Horses of Iceland, a new novella by Sarah Tolmie, will be published by in 2022.:

“Tordotcom Publishing is thrilled to announce the next novella from Sarah Tolmie, Aurora and Rhysling award-winning poet and author of The Fourth Island. All the Horses of Iceland is a compact historical saga that traces the imagined descent of the Icelandic horses along a Viking trade route, melding folkloric and magical traditions along the way.”

The Fourth Island now available: Sarah Tolmie’s latest novella is now available from

“When a body washes up on the shores of a village in the Aran Islands, it brings mystery with it. No one recognizes the drowned man, nor can any nearby village identify his body. As the mystery sinks into the soil, it begins to change the island.

Huddled in the sea is a fourth Aran Island, a lost island peopled by the lost, reachable only in moments of despair. Its people live cut off from the world, but they live well. But their way of living is incompatible with the world left behind, and if its melancholy should permeate, it could poison a whole community.”

New poetry collection: Check (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020) is now available.

Short story collection: Disease is available in Aqueduct Press’s Conversation Series.

Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is the author of the poetry collection The Art of Dying (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018), the 120-sonnet sequence Trio (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015), and the chapbook Sonnet in a Blue Dress and Other Poems (Baseline Press, 2014).

She has published two novels with Aqueduct Press, The Little Animals (2019) and The Stone Boatmen (2014), as well as two short fiction collections, Two Travelers (2016) and NoFood (2014).

She is a medievalist trained at the University of Toronto and Cambridge and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Waterloo.

Disease cover
Disease (Aqueduct Press, 2020)
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The Fourth Island (, 2020)
Check cover
Check (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018)
Little Animals cover
The Little Animals (Aqueduct Press, 2019)
Art of Dying cover
The Art of Dying (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018)
Two Travelers cover
Two Travelers (Aqueduct Press, 2016)
Trio cover
Trio (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015).
Blue Dress cover
Sonnet in a Blue Dress and Other Poems (Baseline Press, 2014).
NoFood cover
NoFood (Aqueduct Press, 2014).
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The Stone Boatmen (Aqueduct Press, 2014).