2015 Trillium Book Award Finalists Announced

The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) announced the finalists for the 2015 Trillium Book Awards, celebrating the quality and diversity to be found in Ontario writers and writing. Handed out since 1987, the Trillium Award gives out prizes to books in both French and English, for the best in Fiction, Poetry, and Children's Literature.

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

BookThug and Aisha Sasha John for Thou for the English Poetry Award

2015 East Coast Literary Awards Shortlists Celebrated

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

2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award Longlist Announced

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.

In House: Pedlar Press

"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.

2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards Handed Out

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


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