Arsenal Pulp Press

Arsenal Pulp Press is a book publisher in Vancouver, Canada with over 400 titles currently in print, which include literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry; books on social issues; gender studies; LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC literature; graphic novels and non-fiction; children’s and young adult literature; regional history; cookbooks; alternative crafts; and books in translation. They are interested in literature that engages and challenges readers, and which asks probing questions about the world around us.

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Between Certain Death and a Possible Future

Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis offers crucial stories from this missing generation in AIDS literature and cultural politics. This … 368 View

Care Work

Dreaming of Disability Justice

In their new, long-awaited collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and long-time disability justice activist and performance artist Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the … 266 View

Conflict Is Not Abuse

Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between … 304 View
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Crip Kinship

The Disability Justice & Art Activism of Sins Invalid

The remarkable story of Sins Invalid, a performance project that centres queer disability justice. In recent years, disability activism has come into its own as a vital and necessary means to … 201 View

Cure for Hate

A Former White Supremacist's Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion

How does an affluent, middle-class, private-school-attending son of a doctor end up at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho, falling in with and then recruiting for some of the most notorious … 235 View

Fighting For Space

How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic. While deaths across the continent soar, Travis Lupick’s Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of … 408 View
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Float Like a Butterfly, Drink Mint Tea

How I Beat the Shit Out of All My Addictions

As an alcoholic, drug-addicted comedian with tendencies to over-indulge and under-achieve since he was a teenager, Alex Wood was on track for to achieve his greatest goals: to die young and … 292 View
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Holden After & Before

Love Letter for a Son Lost to Overdose

With poignant honesty and a heart laid bare, Holden After and Before is a beautiful and moving elegy to a son lost to overdose. Holden After and Before is a moving meditation on grief in the same … 356 View

In a Queer Country

Gay and Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context

In terms of rights and freedoms for queers, Canada holds an international reputation as among the most liberal of nations. Yet this picture of harmonious gay and lesbian assimilation is nothing … 320 View

National Dreams

Myth, Mystery, and Canadian History

As Canadians, we remember the stories told to us in high-school history class as condensed images of the past—the glorious Mountie, the fearsome Native, the Last Spike. National … 217 View
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Postcards from Congo

A Graphic History

The Democratic Republic of Congo, the second-largest country in Africa by area, has a fractured and bloody history, variously undone by decades of colonialism, civil war, corruption, and … 176 View

Resistance and Renewal

Surviving the Indian Residential School

One of the first books published to deal with the phenomenon of residential schools in Canada, Resistance and Renewal is a disturbing collection of Native perspectives on the Kamloops Indian … 172 View
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Special Topics in Being a Human

A Queer and Tender Guide to Things I've Learned the Hard Way about Caring For People, Including Myself

S. Bear Bergman’s illustrated guide to practical advice for the modern age, filtered through a queer lens. As an author, educator, and public speaker, S. Bear Bergman has documented his … ; 272 View
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The Care We Dream Of

Liberatory & Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ+ Health

What if you could trust in getting the health care you need in ways that felt good and helped you thrive, felt honoured and valued queer and trans people’s lives, bodies, and expertise? … 352 View

The Dictionary of Homophobia

A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience

Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various … 496 View