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:

2015 Saskatchewan Book Awards Nominees Released

The Saskatchewan Book Awards released the list of nominees for the 2015 awards in a special announcement with authors Lisa Bird-Wilson and John Donlan in Saskatoon, and James Daschuk in Regina. These annual awards celebrate the best literature and publishing coming out of Saskatchewan, highlighting fiction, non-fiction, poetry, Aboriginal literature, first books, and young adult literature, among others.

We'd like to offer our congratulations, especially to our members who received nominations:

Tightrope Books

Toronto , ON

Tightrope Books was established in January 2005 to bring a fresh take to Canadian literature by juxtaposing new and established writers, genres, and cultures to build an inclusive list that represents the vitality of current Canadian literature. They are dedicated to publishing new cultural creators who walk the fine balance between innovation and accessibility. Tightrope publishes fiction, poetry, books on art, creative non-fiction (essays, memoir), and books that defy normative categorical garrisons.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: IPG
US: Sales & Distribution: Independent Publishers Group

Oolichan Books

Fernie, BC

The name "oolichan" is taken from the small fish, once plentiful in West Coast waters and a staple in the diet of First Nations people to whom it was sacred. The oolichan, often referred to as the candlefish, is believed to possess healing powers and guarantee longevity. Oolichan Books is a literary press, publishing poetry, fiction and non-fiction titles including literary criticism, memoirs, and books on regional history, First Nations, and policy issues.

To learn more about Oolichan Books, read our profile.

Sales and Distribution

Canada: Sales: Canadian Manda Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press
US: Sales: Literary Press Group, Distribution: University of Toronto Press

ReLit Awards Announce 2014 Winners

The ReLit Awards announced their 2014 winners recently. The awards are handed out annually to the best poetry, short fiction, and novel released by independent publishers over the past year.

This year's winners included two LPG members. Congratulations to:

Brick Books and Charmaine Cadeau for Placeholder, winner of the poetry prize, and

Anvil Press and Nathaniel G. Moore for Savage 1986-2011, winner of the fiction prize.

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