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Started in 1977 by Carolyn Zonailo as a feminist literary press, Caitlin Press has a long history as a proud British Columbia publisher.

The Sunburst Award is handed out for excellence in Canadian Literature of the fantastic. This award is presided over by a jury and is handed out each fall in three categories: adult, young adult, and short story.

Since 2007 the Dayne Ogilvie Prize has been given out to writers from the LGBT community who show great promise. The prize is handed out annually by a three member jury and is open to anyone who identities as LGBT, with no age restrictions.

The Canadian Authors Association recently handed out their annual award--the major award for writing given to authors, by authors. They currently give out awards for the best in fiction, Canadian history, poetry, and debut writing.