Megan Gail Coles Wins the 2014 Winterset Award!

The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council announced Megan Gail Coles as the winner of the 2014 Winterset Award on March 26th, beating out fellow nominees Michael Crummey and Alan Doyle. The award celebrates excellence in writing by those from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Coles won the award for her debut collection of stories, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, published by LPG member Creative Book Publishing last fall.

In House: Freehand Books

Freehand Books was founded in 2007 with a simple mandate: to publish excellent Canadian literature.

And they started off with a bang—Melanie Little, Freehand's first Managing Editor, published Marina Endicott's Giller Prize-nominated Good to a Fault as the press's debut title. In addition to the Giller nod, Quill & Quire named Freehand "Rookie of the Year" and CBA nominated them for Small Press of the Year in 2008.

BC Book Prize Finalists Announced

Recently the West Coast Book Prize Society announced the finalists for this year's BC Book Prizes. Presently annually since 1985, prizes are handed out in seven different categories, all celebrating the achievements of writers and publishers hailing from British Columbia.

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

2015 Lambda Literary Award Nominations Announced

Lambda Literary announced the nominees for their 27th annual awards on March 4th, celebrating the achievements in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender writing from the previous year. This year a record number of submissions were received so the shortlists in all 24 categories were cause of much discussion amongst the over 100 literary professionals who volunteered their time as judges.

Congratulations to our member publishers who received nominations this year:

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