Alex Leslie Wins the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers

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."

How You Were Born & Broom Broom Win Trillium Awards

The winners of this year's Trillium Book Awards were recently announced in Toronto at a dinner hosted by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC). Celebrating the best in Ontario writing, awards are handed out for English language fiction and poetry books and French language fiction and children's literature titles.

We'd like to congratulate our members who came away with awards:

League of Canadian Poets Announces 2015 Award Winners

The League of Canadian Poets announced the winners of the Raymond Souster Award, the Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards, and the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award at their annual conference and festival, held this year in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In a joint press conference with the Writers Union of Canada, the League offered their congratulations to their year's recipients, celebrating the best in poetry from the past year.

We'd like to offer our congratulations to our two members with winning poets:

Carmelita McGrath Wins the 2015 EJ Pratt Award

Congratulations to Goose Lane Editions and Carmelita McGrath on taking home the 2015 EJ Pratt Award for her poetry collection, Escape Velocity. Handed out by the Newfoundland Literary Arts Foundation and Writers' Alliance, the award is given out every two years, along with an award for a work of non-fiction and alternating with works of fiction and young adult literature, to celebrate the best in writing from the province's writing community.

LPG at Congress 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 09:00

The LPG will be exhibiting over 100 titles from our members at this year's Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, May 30 - June 2. If you're attending the event please stop by to peruse and buy from our great selection of CanLit.

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

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