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ReLit Awards Shortlist Announced

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The shortlists for the 2013 ReLit Awards have been announced!

The ReLit Awards recognize books by Canadian authors published by independent Canadian presses. Founded in 2000 by Kenneth J. Harvey, each year ReLit winners are named in three categories: Poetry, Short Fiction and Novel.

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors!

From the ReLit Awards website:


Trobairitz, Catherine Owen (Anvil Press)
The Unmemntioable, Erin Moure (Anansi)
New and Selected Poems, Cliff Burns (Black Dog Press)
Conflict, Christine McNair (BookThug)
Riot Lung, Leah Horlick (Thistledown)
Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement, Ronna Bloom (Pedlar)
Natural Capital, Jason Heroux (Mansfield)
Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed, Grant Loveys (ECW)
Personals, Ian Williams (Freehand)
Omens in the Year of the Ox, Steven Price (Brick)


Love and the Mess We're In, Stephen Marche (Gaspereau)
Minor Episodes Major Ruckus, Garry Thomas Morse (TalonBooks)
The Lava in My Bones, Barry Webster (Arsenal)
Given, Susan Musgrave (Thistledown)
Mount Royal, Basil Papademos (Tightrope)
Heidegger Stairwell, Kayt Burgess (3-Day Books)
Life is About Losing Everything, Lynn Crosbie (Anansi)
Lockpick Pornography, Joey Comeau (ECW)
Ninja Versus Pirate Featuring Zombies, James Marshall (CZP)
Maidenhead, Tamara Faith Berger (Coach House Press)
Texas, Claudio Gaudio (Quattro)
Dirty Bird, Keir Lowther (Tightrope)
Husk, Corey Redekop (ECW)
Whitetail Shooting Gallery, Annette Lapointe(Anvil)


Tracie's Revenge & Other Stories, Wade Bell (Guernica)
Seen Reading, Julie Wilson (Freehand)
People Who Disappear, Alex Leslie (Freehand)
Escape and Other Stories, Trevor Clark (Now or Never)
Dibidalen, Sean Virgo (Thistledown)
The Weeping Chair, Donald Ward (Thistledown)
Subtitles, Domenico Capilongo (Guernica)
How to Get Along with Women, Elisabeth De Mariaffi (Invisible)
Every House is Haunted, Ian Rogers (CZP)

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Honored to be chosen for the short list, thrilled by the quality of my fellow nominees.

Many thanks to the ReLit contest administrators...

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