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Literary Press Group: Paid internship
3.5 months: mid-August to end-of‚ÄźNovember 2014
37.5 hours/week

The Literary Press Group of Canada, a not-for-profit association of 58 Canadian literary publishers, is seeking a dynamic, book-loving intern for a 3.5-month paid term. This position starts in mid-August and continues through November 2014.

The intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects: from contributing creatively through social media and through blog posts, to engaging readers while working events, to creating captivating merchandising spaces and selling strategies on our new online bookstore. There is also administrative work required; the super-organized candidate will be auditing contracts, organizing archives, checking metadata and the availability of books online.

2014 Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced

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The winners of the 26th annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced at a gala event in New York City on June 2nd following BookExpo America. Twenty-five awards were handed out in twenty-four various categories, all celebrating the best in LGBT literature from the past year.

Our congratulations go out to two LPG members who had authors take home a prize:

TSAR Publications for Wanting in Arabic by Trish Salah, which won the Transgender Fiction Award, and

Talonbooks for Tom at the Farm by Michel Marc Bouchard, which won the LGBT Drama Award.

A full list of the winners and honorees can be found on the Lambda Literary webite.

2014 Trillium Book Award Nominations Announced

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Established by the Ontario government in 1987 to recognize literature created by Ontarians in any genre, the Trillium Book Awards continue to showcase the diversity and excellence of local writers and writing. The Ontario Media Development Corporation announced the 2014 nominations for both the English and French awards on May 21st. This is also the second year that both an English and French award is given to a work of poetry.

We'd like to congratulate our members who received nominations this year:

Guernica Editions for Austin Clarke's Where the Sun Shines Best (English Poetry)