WORD Vancouver

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:00
Vancouver

Please join the Literary Press Group at the annual WORD Vancouver festival on Sept 27th in Library Square in downtown Vancouver. We'll be in the marketplace with a fantastic selection of CanLit from our members, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Word on the Street Toronto

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:00
Toronto

Please join the Literary Press Group for the 26th annual Word on the Street Toronto on Sept 27th in its new location at the Harbourfront Centre. We'll be in the marketplace with a fantastic selection of CanLit from our members, including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Conundrum Press is Nominated for a 2015 Ignatz Award

The Small Press Expo (SPX) recently revealed the nominees for their 2015 Ignatz Awards, recognizing excellence in independent comics. Since 1997 SPX has been handing out this award at their annual event. With the nominees selected by a jury of cartoonists, the final winners are chosen by attendees of the festival in a popular vote.

Congratulations to Conundrum Press and Dakota McFadzean on receiving a nomination for Promising New Talent for his most recent collection, Don't Get Eaten by Anything.

Guernica Receives Two National Translation Award Nominations

The American Literary Translation Association recently announced the longlist for their 2015 National Translation Award in Poetry. This is the seventeenth year for the award but the first that poetry has its own separate prize from prose. In order to be considered for the prize, books must have been published in 2014, translated into English, and demonstrate high quality both in translation of the source text and the finished English work.

Congratulations to Guernica Editions on receiving two nominations:

In House: Caitlin Press

Started in 1977 by Carolyn Zonailo as a feminist literary press, Caitlin Press has a long history as a proud British Columbia publisher. Since the beginning, and through a few changes in ownership, Caitlin has reflected the diversity of its home province. In 1991 Cynthia Wilson and Ken Carling took over Caitlin and moved it to Prince George, establishing the press as the publisher of the central interior while also staying true to the original mandate of supporting writing by women.

Alex Leslie Wins the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

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.

This year's winner is Alex Leslie. With both a collection of short stories and poems published, Leslie has shown just such promise. The jury congratulated her on the fact that her writing, "melds remarkable acuity of vision with a refreshing eagerness for formal experimentation."

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