Arc Poetry Magazine recently revealed the winner of the 2015 Archibald Lampman Award as part of the City of Ottawa Book Awards. The award honours Ottawa poets for an outstanding book of poetry by a National Capital Region author published in the previous year. The award is named in honour of Archibald Lampman (1861 – 1899), one of Canada’s finest nineteenth-century poets. The winner was selected by a jury, this year made up of poets Sachiko Murakami, Liz Howard, and Shane Book.
The Quebec Writers’ Federation recently announced the nominees for their 2016 awards. Each year the awards are handed out to the best English-language writers to emerge from Quebec in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, First Book, Translation, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
Congratulations to our members and their authors who received nominations:
BookThug & Jacob Wren for Rich and Poor for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction
The Forest of Reading initiative from the Ontario Library Association is Canada's largest recreational reading program. Through eight categories, readers of all ages can help celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators and are encouraged to develop a love of reading. According to OLA, more than 250,000 readers participate annually through either their school and/or public library.
We would like to congratulate Biblioasis who received two nominations for the 2017 Forest of Reading program:
Congratulations to Cordelia Strube and her publisher, ECW Press, on taking home the 2016 Toronto Book Award for On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light! The novel follows 11-year-old Harriet and her younger brother, Irwin, as they try to navigate their fractured family as well as growing up.
The Literary Press Group of Canada, an association of 60 Canadian literary book publishers, is seeking a Marketing Manager.
This is a position for someone with an interest in working with Canadian literary publishers to deliver collective marketing campaigns, organize book tables and attend events, curate and write editorial content for the All Lit Up blog, manage social media, and assist with sales conferences.
The Literary Press Group presents a Celebration of Independent Canadian Literary Publishers as part of the 2016 International Festival of Authors.
The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards, the 80th year of the awards. The GGs are Canada's national literary awards, celebrating the best in Canadian Literature and showcasing the rich diversity to be found there. The nominees are selected by a peer assessment committee for each category--fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature-text, children's literature-illustration, and translation in both official languages.
The Book Publishers Association of Alberta recently announced the winners of the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards at a gala event in Calgary. The Alberta Book Publishing Awards are handed out every year to books published by Alberta publishers. This year there were 77 entries across 11 and it was up to jurors from across the country to decide the winners.
Congratulations to our members and their designers and authors!
Freehand Books ~ Publisher of the Year
There will be a selection of books from our members in the Indie Publisher tent at the LPG / All Lit Up booth at this year's WORD Vancouver. Stop by to see some of the best independently published books in Canada plus some All Lit Up swag!
Come say hi and browse our collection of Canadian Literature published by our members at this year's WOTS festival in Toronto. We'll also have All Lit Up swag, including our totes which are free with purchase!