The 2016 Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning were recently handed out at this year's Toronto Comic Arts Festival during a gala event at the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel.

The Writers' Union of Canada recently announced the shortlist for the 2015 Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

The West Coast Book Prize Society released the names of the winners for this year's BC Book Prizes at a special event in Vancouver on April 30th.

The Saskatchewan Book Awards announced the winners of their 2016 awards, celebrating the best in writing and publishing throughout the province, at a gala event in Regina on April 30th.

The Leacock Associates recently revealed the longlist for the 2016 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, which honours the legacy and writing of Stephen Leacock.

For the first time the winners of the Atlantic Book Awards were announced at a bilingual gala event in New Brunswick. 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.