WIBA 2020 Winners Announced! When events lead Jomon to be sentenced to a youth detention facility, elements of magical realism occur as the spectre of long-lost family and a giant rodent appear to help him deal with his thoughts of ending his life. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Despite just winning a national high-school geography competition, Jomon is still angry and desperate with his lot in life, as he's from a family with limited means. She is specifically looking for works of YA and adult science fiction, fantasy, mystery and suspense. Set in Toronto, Confessions of a Teenage Drag King takes a colourful and lighthearted look at gender, sexual orientation and identity. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Here are the books coming out this season we can't wait to read! As one of the most popular kids in his prestigious high school — and as the operator of a highly successful dog walking business — Henri has it made and his dream of attending his dream college awaits. Given to a debut novel, this award often recognizes early career writers or those who fly under the radar of traditional awards buzz. 3rd (3 selected): $500. If they do select your book, they publish in digital, printed, and audiobook formats. His other teen romances include We Three, Just Julian and Romeo for Real. You can see the other nominees here. The writing market can be overwhelming, particularly for new authors who do not have a history of past publication. You can take a look at what won last year if you’re curious! But when a girl goes missing, Dee must be willing to reveal her own identity to ensure the girl is safely found. He spends his time living between Ontario and Nova Scotia. Her picture books include Mr. Postmouse’s Rounds, Your House, My House, Lucy and Company, and many more. She holds a BFA and MFA from the University of British Columbia. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. It is important to note that no legitimate established presses specifically look for unpublished authors. Eli is a teenage girl and trained assassin taught to kill with her seven living blades. Isabelle Follath is an illustrator from Switzerland. Hudson Bay Company, for Americans who don’t know, is now a large department store (often referred to as HBC or the Bay). Deborah Ellis is a Canadian writer of several children's books, including The Breadwinner. 100 best Canadian kids' books of all time We surveyed experts from coast to coast to help us create this awesome list of titles. (Updated 9/2/2020) They live in Kingston, Ont. They give awards to both English and French books. From superstar author Angie Thomas, this stunning novel is inspired by the activists of Black Lives Matter and is 100% required reading for this month and beyond. When a dance troupe performs a thrilling set at the new bingo hall in town, Finbar (Barry) Squires must convince his parents that, although he has a temper and is a bit rough around the edges, he dreams to dance and that dreams do come true. The Writers’ Trust also recognizes an author’s entire body of work and contribution to literature for young people with the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People. To accomplish this, she decides to manage the school's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. From the Roots Up is the sequel to Surviving the City and continues the stories of characters Dez and Miikwan. A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you. I Hope You're Listening is a YA novel that tackles true crime podcast culture. Entries open on 1 March and close on 30 April. The GGs are a group of awards that (in their own words) “recognize great Canadian books” across a number of categories. Specializing in adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction. When Jen is accepted into a prestigious arts high school, she faces anti-Indigenous racism and has to make the choice to stand up and prove she belongs. Sponsor: The Iowa Review. The last ever winner was Mark Bourrie for Bush Runner, which is the story of explorer and Hudson Bay Company founder Pierre-Esprit Radisson. Here you'll find grants that cover a simple conference fee or a six-month retreat to write and get away from it all. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. The five other nominees can be found here. She loves grounded space operas, rare myth and fairy tale retellings, nature survival stories, epistolary novels, and heists. It was founded as a fur-trading business in the 17th century. (Let me just note that this is my personal opinion and does not reflect that of my employer.) Just Released New books this week! By Alejandra Oliva. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. The author of the prize-winning story will receive US$2000; the two runners-up will receive $500 and $300, respectively. Markus Harwood-Jones is a writer, artist and filmmaker based in Toronto. She was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — illustration for her 2000 picture book Hannah's Collections. Charming as a Verb is for ages 12 and up. Release date: Jan. … The book was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text. Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript Submissions, The 2019 Guide to Manuscript Publishers, Submit, Publish, Repeat, and The Authors Publish Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Publishing.. She occasionally teaches a course on manuscript publishing, as well as a course on publishing in literary journals. 1. Delia "Dee" Skinner is currently 17 years old, but will always be known as the girl who wasn't taken when her best friend Sibby was abducted a decade ago. Minnie was an organ donor and when Emmitt gets an anonymous thank you letter from one of the transplant recipients, he embarks on a journey to track down each organ recipient in order to prove to himself and his family that his late sister will forever live on. Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Authors of unpublished YA novels should email the manuscript, a synopsis, and a resume, along with a cover letter, to submissions@speaking-volumes.com. Marthe Jocelyn is a Toronto-based writer and illustrator. Sybil Lamb is a Canadian trans author and artist. There are, of course, many other Canadian literary awards, but these are a great place to start. Colleen Nelson is a YA author based in Winnipeg. The Giller is awarded to a Canadian novel or book of short stories published in English (including translations). The publisher responds within six months to authors whose books interest them. Dani Jansen is a writer and teacher from Montreal. Our #1 recommendation for Black History Month is already a classic. Her other books include the children's short story collection Sit and the nonfiction book Kids of Kabul. The duo must use their skills and imaginations to work to find a murderer on the loose during the Christmas holiday season. Thank you for signing up! Deborah Ellis on what she would be if she wasn't a writer, Why Ben Philippe wrote a YA novel about being a black French Canadian kid in Texas, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager. The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass is for ages 15 and up. The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly is an otherworldly look at the power of hope and resilience. Confessions of a Teenage Drag King is for ages 13 and up. (Full disclosure: I work for one of her English publishers.). Given those roots, the Bay has an unavoidably colonialist past and was often the source of mistreatment of Indigenous people, especially when European trappers and fur traders took over their traditional territory. It is open to original science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy up to 17,000 words in length. But when Henri meets Corinne Troy, a girl who sees right through his charms and exposes his less-than-ethical business practices, it becomes a battle of wits — with potential love looming on the horizon. When you can read it: Aug. 4, 2020 Caryn Lix is a YA fantasy writer based in Alberta. If you are looking to read more award-winning Canadian books, or more Can lit in general (which you definitely should), check out Book Riot’s other posts about Can lit right here. There are, of course, many other Canadian literary awards, but these are a great place to start. As a Canadian working in the publishing industry, I’m disappointed that the Canada Council for the Arts, which administers these awards, didn’t take this opportunity to reimagine the GGs and promote books in a time when authors and bookstores are struggling. Scholastic Fiction, alexandrasheppard.com. The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is Canada’s longest-running literary festival, a charitable cultural organization. I Hope You're Listening is for ages 14 and up. RTÉ Radio 1 Francis MacManus Short Story Competition is open to writers who are Irish or reside in Ireland. Some pay for specifically designed projects and others exercise your ability to match writing with a social cause. Author and illustrator Marianne Dubuc is this year’s winner. In How I Survived, Serapio Ittusardjuat shares the traditional skills he depended on to survive when his snowmobile broke down halfway across the sea ice on a trip home from a fishing camp. Dubuc is French Canadian and writes in French. The other finalists were The Beguiling by Zsuzsi Gartner, Five Little Indians by Michelle Good, Indians on Vacation by Thomas King, and Good Citizens Need Not Fear by Maria Reva. For example, you can use the list to find Literary Agencies and Publishing Agents in NYC, Literary Agencies and Book Agents in California, and more. Inspired by the life and work of Agatha Christie, Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park is the second book in the Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen series. Underland is a sequel to the 2018 YA novel Pulse Point. The Writers’ Trust also gives out the Hilary Weston Prize for Nonfiction. Updated October 2020. She is the author of over 20 children's books, including The Invisible Enemy and Mayfly. Bryan Stevenson. Higgins was raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is one of the most popular authors in the world. This year’s winner was Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee, an exploration of Lee’s family’s history in Taiwan told through the stories of Taiwan’s history and terrain. There were two other finalists, CROW by Amy Spurway and Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor. You can see a full list on their website. Grants Grants are the free money everyone wants. The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans. Adan Jerreat-Poole is a writer and a PhD candidate in English and cultural studies at McMaster University. Add some “good” to your morning and evening. And that’s the list of award-winning Canadian books for 2020! He has contributed to publications like Vanity Fair, the Guardian and Playboy. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Dez is grieving the death of his grandmother and with nowhere else to go, she stays in a group home. It’s often referred to as Canada’s most prestigious literary prize. Eli starts to question all she was taught about her world and the human world, when an assignment goes awry. The entry fee is $20. P.S. In The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life, teenager Alison Green desperately wants to be the valedictorian of her school. Jacobs, a delightful novel about a university student working in a shoe store at the West Edmonton Mall (the largest mall in North America) who uses her favourite 19th century novels as inspiration for her own coming of age. Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard. Her other books include Pulse Point, Spin, Blood Brothers and Finding Hope. Janice Lynn Mather's new novel was 15 years in the making, 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text, Why chosen family can be a lifesaver for LGBTQ people over the holidays, How Melanie Florence turned the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women into a children's book, Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park, How sea glass inspired Heather Smith to write a timeless children's story, Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature — text. This award recognizes the best in Canadian humour writing, whether fiction or nonfiction. Her 2018 novel-in-verse Ebb & Flow was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for children's literature — text and won the 2019 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, a $50,000 prize that recognizes the best Canadian children's book of the year. Brenna has always gravitated to unique stories with a strong point of view. The Whistler Writing Society, Canadian Authors Association and Vivalogue Publishing are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 WIBAs. Here are 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing. Tom Ryan is the author of several books for young readers. In Salvation, the third and final book in the Sanctuary trilogy, protagonist Kenzie and her friends fear their luck may have run out when they are trapped on a strange new planet. The winner was How to Pronounce Knife, a book of short stories about characters struggling to find their bearings, often as they work at the kinds of jobs that others overlook. Lauren is a 17-year-old LGBTQ teen who breathlessly maintains two public personas — alternating between being a drag king and an unassuming high school student — as they look for love and romance in the city. The world of Underland is a dark and dangerous place and the Underlanders battle hunger, sickness and violence as they seek out the energy source known as brine. His other books include The Boy Who Swallows Flies and Ray Vs. the Meaning of Life. 2nd: $750. Ben Philippe is a writer who was raised in Montreal and currently lives in New York. Here are the works of Canadian YA fiction coming out this season we can't wait to read. A group known as the Resistance must band together and defy the odds to uncover the secrets of the City and determine the future fate of the world. Magic Dark and Strange is for ages 12 and up. While most publishers focus on fiction or non-fiction titles, Mansfield Press changes this equation by publishing the poetry titles of Canadian writers. Set on the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, The Greats is a fable-like story about Jomon. Kelly Powell is a Ontario-based author who writes fantasy for teens and young adults. Her books include the YA novels Just Lucky, The Missing, He Who Dreams, Rez Runaway and One Night, the picture books Missing Nimâmâ and Stolen Words and the nonfiction book Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools. Ittusardjuat is a residential school survivor, a certified journeyman mechanic and comes from a long line of walrus hunters. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Our 2020 winner is Stéphane Larue for the novel The Dishwasher, about a graphic design student who takes a job as a dishwater and is plunged into the overwhelming rush of the restaurant and his fellow workers. Wracked with guilt, Dee transforms herself into the Seeker, the faceless voice of a true crime podcast called Radio Silent about solving missing person cases. Elder Linda is doing her best to be supportive, but finds it challenging when the gendered protocols she grew up with are put into question. Comments are welcome while open. ... young adult literature. And that’s the list of award-winning Canadian books for 2020! Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown. The two authors were revealed at the Literary Cabaret at this year’s Virtual Whistler Writers Festival. It’ll be interesting to see how things shape up in May 2021. Check back every Tuesday for our new releases In a gritty unnamed city, Eggs flits across city rooftops, encounters a wild cast of characters and must navigate her own survival when a neighbourhood bully targets her for revenge. We're giving away a $250 gift card to Barnes and Noble! Deadline: TBD 2022. Larue wrote the novel in French and it was translated into English by Pablo Strauss. She is the author of the Sanctuary sci-fi YA series, which includes the books Sanctuary and Containment. Matthew K. Hoddy is an illustrator and comic book author from Australia who currently lives in Toronto. As of 2020, Jack Higgins’ net worth is approximate $86 Million, making him … Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this year’s awards have been postponed until 2021. Starting in 2000 with four books of poems, their catalogue now boasts a strong number of poets as well as literary fiction and some non-fiction (mostly centred around the city of Toronto). In Dreaming in Color, 14-year-old Jen is an Indigenous teen who dreams of being an artist. She is now a novelist and short story writer based in Vancouver. MINT LITERARY AGENCY. The best part? She is a member of the Order of Canada. But Emmitt is forced to deal with his emotions when the girl who received his sister's heart refuses to meet him. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. 719 Carbonate St. Nelson, BC V1L 4P9 Phone (250) 352-7844 Email: info@mintliteraryagency.com mintliteraryagency.com. Yesterday, I received a copy of Writer's Market 2020 in the mail, and I still feel as excited about holding the latest edition now as I did when I held my first edition as an editor. Catherine and an accomplice named Guy go on a mission to collect a mysterious timepiece and discover the magical connection between life and death. It’s that time again: a round-up of the award-winning Canadian books of the year! Alison soon finds herself in over her head and a series of events befall the production. In this YA illustrated novel, a homeless girl named Eggs has the power to fly. This is the last year for the RBC Taylor Prize, an award for the best Canadian work of literary nonfiction. 2020 journalist, writer and broadcaster Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and … Along with all these most valuable contributions Canada has provided the world with some outstanding authors that you must read. Submission Guidelines: Refer to website. In 2018, she released her debut novel Learning to Breathe. This magical gift comes with a price: Catherine loses an hour of her life for every hour a ghost remains in the land of the living. It’s currently available for preorder and comes out on May 19, 2020. Submitting to poetry competitions and free writing contests in 2020 is absolutely worth your while as an aspiring author: just as your qualifications matter when you apply for a new job, a writing portfolio that boasts published works and award-winning pieces is a … The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, promoting and supporting the reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. List of Literary Agents 2020-2021 – Use our free lists of book agents in our literary agencies database for all Book Agents Near Me searches. After encountering alien attacks and bounty hunters, Kenzie must use her newly-acquired superpowers to solve a dark mystery and save Earth from destruction. 01.14.20 at 2:22 pm. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Details * The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life is her first book. Quill and Quire | Canada's magazine of book news and reviews. I have read this book and confirm it’s funny and sweet! Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Meanwhile, Miikwan has a crush on the school's new kid Riel, but doesn't understand what Dez is going through. HarperCollins Publishers: World Leading Book Publisher. He published his debut novel The Field Guide to the North American Teenager in 2019. She is the author of the 2014 YA novel I've Got a Time Bomb. 20 YA Books to Read During Black History Month (AND EVERY MONTH!) Heart Sister is an emotional story about a boy named Emmitt whose world is turned upside down when his twin sister Minnie dies in an accident. Jen shares her Cree mother's brown skin, while her brother takes after their lighter-skinned Irish father and grapples with feelings of not fitting in. Nancy Chappell-Pollack is a Winnipeg-based writer. Stevenson is a lawyer and an author. Caryn Lix is a YA fantasy writer based in Alberta. Magic Dark and Strange is a historical fantasy YA novel about a girl named Catherine Daly who has the ability to summon the dead. Release date: Jan. 14 What it's … The Girl Who Was Convinced Beyond All Reason That She Could Fly is for ages 14 and up. Toronto About Blog Quill & Quire is … Aggie Morton, Mystery Queen: Peril at Owl Park is for ages 10 and up. If you are looking to read more award-winning Canadian books, or more Can lit in general (which you definitely should), check out Book Riot’s other posts about Can lit right here. Like the Giller, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize recognizes the best novel or short story collection of the year. This year that was Gil Adamson’s Ridgerunner (which you will remember from the Giller shortlist). No two are alike, so keep coming […] L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest The quarterly contest awards cash prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. In this very strange year, though, it’s nice to be able to recognize great books, Canadian or otherwise. Michael F. Stewart is a YA author, screenwriter and video game writer from Ottawa. 2020 is finally here and your favorite authors are getting ready to release some major titles that will give you all the feels and make you want to add more books to your TBR list. All while also navigating a new relationship and learning to embrace her Two-Spirit identity. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this year’s awards have been postponed until 2021, You can take a look at what won last year if you’re curious, Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, This is the last year for the RBC Taylor Prize. 1st: $1,000 and publication in The Iowa Review. You can watch a film exploring this at the National Film Board of Canada’s website. It's about four young girls — Eve, Faith, KeeKee and Nia — and the choices they are forced to make one fateful summer. Writer's Market editor Robert Lee Brewer announces the Writer's Market 2020, including what's included in the 99th annual edition of the most trusted guide to getting published.. A group of renegades are in an ongoing battle to capture the Heart of the Coven. Heather T. Smith is a writer from Waterloo, Ont. The latest book sees budding detective Aggie Morton and her friend Hector put to the test once again as they find adventure and a new mystery. His most famous work is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, an autobiographical account of Stevenson’s work on the Walter McMillian case. Are any of your favourite Canadian kids' books on our list? See the fiction and non-fiction winners here. 10 Famous Canadian Authors You Must Read Canada is the country most well known for its hospitality, diversity, sports and of course, its maple syrup! Barry Squires, Full Tilt is for ages 12 and up. Facing the Sun is a coming-of-age story set in the Bahamas. Shop Indigo.ca for a great selection of award-winning books in both fiction and non-fiction. Janice Lynn Mather was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. This year, the shortlist consisted of five novels: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa, Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson, Here the Dark by David Bergen, Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo, and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Tasha Spillett-Sumner is an educator, poet and scholar of Nehiyaw and Trinidadian descent. The books follow a 12-year old named Ama and a band of humans named Underlanders who live underneath the City. Keep an eye on your inbox. Does not handle screenplays, illustrated books, or children's books. The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life is a lighthearted story of teen love and relationships as Alison tries to ensure that the show goes on without a hitch. This year’s winner was Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. won the 2019 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, a $50,000 prize that recognizes the best Canadian children's book of the year. 15 Books by Latino & Latin American Authors to Add to Your 2020 Reading List. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Charming as a Verb is a YA novel about Henri "Halti" Haltiwanger, a teen with swagger who is convinced he can charm just about anyone. The presses on this list were chosen because they have published a number of debut books before. And here is my usual caveat about how awards don’t always offer a full picture of what is worthy of recognition in Can lit. This decision was made before the pandemic, so it is unrelated to COVID-19, but still a bummer because it’s one of the few awards that recognize Canadian nonfiction. Holt/Ottaviano, echobrown.com. Deadline: December 31, 2020 Prizes: $1,000 cash top prize Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest The illustrated story is a first-person account of four nights spent on open sea ice in the harsh Arctic climate, with few supplies and no water. She is the author of the Sanctuary sci-fi YA series, which includes the books Sanctuary and Containment. The Writers’ Trust awards several other literary prizes. Natasha Donovan is a Vancouver-based illustrator whose work has appeared in The Other Side and This Place: 150 Years Retold. Literary agent alerts are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list. CBC Books named Philippe a writer to watch in 2019. Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. Find winners of the Giller Prize, Man Booker Prize, Governor General's Award and more. Contents News from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre & Friends Links We Love December Reading List: Our Favourites of 2020 Podcasts Author Corner: David Alexander Robertson Bibliovideo Illustrator’s Studio: Byron Eggenschwiler Experts’ Picks News from the Canadian Children’s Book Centre & Friends #IReadCanadian Now More Than Ever! When a hotel developer makes a move to buy the community's beloved beach, all four teens are faced with life decisions that might change them forever. Prize:. It’s named after Stephen Leacock, a Canadian writer best known for Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. 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