25th Trillium Award


Call for Submissions: The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Young Adult Literature

From our friends at The Burt Awards:

The Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature is now open for submissions! Eligible manuscripts and books published between 15 February 2013 and 14 February 2015 must be submitted by publishers no later than 15 February 2015.

Established by CODE in collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature is given annually to English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors.

A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles.

Call for Submissions: Spring Pulse Poetry Festival's Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest

Submissions are now being accepted for the Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest, a component of the annual Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, taking place in Cobalt from May 21-23, 2015.

The contest features cash prizes totaling $1,200 for first, second and third place, as well as categories for honourable mentions and judge's choices. The winners will also receive a complimentary anthology, a trophy and will be recognized at an award ceremony during the festival.

Call for Submissions: Canada Writes winner to edit a book on violence in LGBTTQI relationships

From Jane Eaton Hamilton

2014 CBC Canada Writes winner Jane Eaton Hamilton is searching for works of creative non-fiction, essays, poetries, cross-genre work and fictions about battering within the LGBTTQI relationships:

Battering. A topic critical to our community with no books about it. Let’s change that! Do you know a friend who was battered by a f*ck buddy, squeeze, lover, wife, husband? Were you? Now is the time to get writing about it. The deadline of February 1, 2015 is swift approaching.

SALON Theatre and Kingston WritersFest Partner for Sir John A. Macdonald Week Literary Events

SALON Theatre Productions and Kingston WritersFest have partnered to present two literary evenings as part of Macdonald Week 2015, a series of arts-focused programming marking the 200th Birthday of Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Barbara Bell, Kingston WritersFest Artistic Director, says that the organization is "particularly excited that there will be a performance aspect to these [literary] events."

The Lucky Seven Interview, with Amanda Earl

Amanda Earl is a poet, publisher and pornographer from Ottawa. In her latest book Kiki (Chaudiere Books), she explores the crazy years of 1920s Montparnasse and the lives of the poets and artists who flocked there. The poems focus on the persona of Kiki de Montparnasse, a real-life maverick, through various formats, from first-person journal to streams of language to snippets of visual imagery, capturing the wildness of those years.

Special Feature! Hockey Lovers Interview with David Ward, Greg Oliver, Richard Kamchen & Ken Reid

Whether it's a favourite player or a goal that turned a game around, it's not hard to get Canadians to talk about our national obsession. And if you're looking for books that measure up to a true fan's passion, ECW Press has you covered this season with a slew of titles for hockey lovers of every stripe.

Exclusive! Read the Winning Stories from The Write Across Ontario Contest for Young Writers!

IFOA Ontario and Open Book: Ontario are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Write Across Ontario creative writing competition!

November 2014 Top Tens

The November 2014 Top Ten Lists are in! Visit Open Book's Magazine page to see which Canadian books were the top sellers last month at five of Ontario's finest bookstores: Bakka Phoenix, Ben McNally Books, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Type Books (the Queen Street store) and Words Worth Books.

Between the Lines: Conversation Starter Cards and Survival Packs for the Socially Anxious Lit Lover!

Just in time for the Holiday Season comes the perfect icebreaker game to help introverted bibliophiles get through those awkward Holiday party moments. Between the Lines is a collection of handmade cards with bookish questions and chatting prompts to help spark conversations at parties, book clubs and even on Twitter.

Special Feature! AGO Curator Georgiana Uhlyarik on Introducing Suzy Lake

You may not have heard of artist Suzy Lake, but chances are you've heard of a lot of her fans. In honour of the Art Gallery of Ontario's new exhibit on Lake, Black Dog Publishing and the AGO have created a beautiful coffee table book featuring the artist's biography and work, with essays from the likes of Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson, founding director of the Art Canada Institute/Institut de l’art du Canada Sara Angel and AGO CEO Matthew Teitelbaum.

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