Roseway Publishing has a slightly different origin story than many of our other members. Kathryn Tudor, a retired teacher and author, founded the company in 1990. She published titles on subjects such as diversity, prejudice, Canadian history, and women survivors of abuse, like Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi’kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia by Isabelle Knockwood.
The Writers' Union of Canada recently announced the shortlist for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Award. The Award honours the best first English-language collection of short stories published in the past year by a Canadian writer.
We'd like to congratulate LPG member Caitlin Press and their author Janine Alyson Young on the nomination of Hideout Hotel.
Eve Lazarus was recently awarded a Heritage Award of Recognition by the City of Vancouver for her book Sensational Vancouver. The Heritage Awards are given out to architects, community organizers, writers, artists, and citizens whose work goes towards preserving the diverse heritage of the various neighbourhoods throughout the City of Vancouver.
The Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia recently celebrated the announcement of the shortlist for this year's awards. Each year these awards highlight the quality and diversity to be found among the work by Atlantic Canadians in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
We'd like to celebrate our members & their authors who receved nominations:
Brick Books & Susan Paddon for Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths, which was nominated for the JM Abraham Poetry Award
The longlist for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award was announced just in time for the beginning of Short Story Month. The award is given out by the City of Cork in remembrance of Frank O'Connor, one of the world's most renowed short story writers. One of the richest prized in the world for short stories, the Cork City Council hands out the prize annually at the end of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival. The longlist was recently announced; a jury will decide the shortlist, which will be announced early in June.
"Gutsy and gorgeous” goes the mantle of Newfoundland-based publisher of 18 years, Pedlar Press, and both Pedlar and its publisher, Beth Follett, wear it quite well.
Working in social services for over twenty years, Beth had seen her fair share of gutsiness that had been sidelined by terrible hardship. Shortly after leaving her post, a fellow social worker and dear friend passed away, leaving Beth as executor of his affairs and a small nest egg to do with what she wanted. More gutsiness: she started a literary press with the money.
The West Coast Book Society recently revealed the winners of their annual awards. Celebrating the best in writing, illustrating, and publishing from the province of British Columbia, they handed out eight awards, including best in fiction and poetry, as well as a booksellers' choice award.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors who took home prizes:
The 2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards were recently handed out to their respective winners. Each year the SBA celebrate and reward the members of the Saskatchewan writing and publishing community through 14 awards across many categories, such as best fiction, poetry, and first book.
We'd like to congratulate our members and their authors on their big wins!
Brindle & Glass & Suzanne North for Flying Time, which won the University of Regina Book of the Year Award
The Manitoba Writers' Guild and the Association of Manitoba Publishers recently announced the winners of their annual slate of awards. Seventeen awards were handed out across a variety of categories, including best non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Wayne Tefs was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.
We would like to congratulate our members and their authors who received awards:
Poetry, almost by definition, is a form rooted in centuries of tradition and yet constantly changes and evolves. It stands to reason, then, that Canada’s sole publisher exclusively publishing poetry would bring the same mix of expertise and innovation to the table. And London, Ontario’s Brick Books, the only publisher in Canada publishing nothing but incredible poetry from some of the country’s top talents, definitely does.