Amazon.ca is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their First Novel Award. Every year since 1976 the award has recognized the exceptional talent of a first time novelist.
Kobo, the ereader and ebook retailer, announced the shortlists for their second annual emerging writer prize. Supporting talented debut authors, they hand out prizes for literary fiction, non-fiction, and romance.
Both the international and Canadian shortlists for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize were revealed on April 12th.
Independent Publisher magazine recently announced the winners for the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards.