Since 2007 the Dayne Ogilvie Prize has been given out to writers from the LGBT community who show great promise. The prize is handed out annually by a three member jury and is open to anyone who identities as LGBT, with no age restrictions.
This year's winner is Alex Leslie. With both a collection of short stories and poems published, Leslie has shown just such promise. The jury congratulated her on the fact that her writing, "melds remarkable acuity of vision with a refreshing eagerness for formal experimentation."