Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Biblioasis publishes fiction, nonfiction and poetry; Biblioasis author wins Amazon 1st Novel Award

1520 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, ON  N9A 3L2

Biblioasis is an independent literary press based in Southwest, Ontario. It published about 12 titles per year of poetry, fiction and nonfiction in beautifully crafted editions. See their submission guidelines here.

This year, Biblioasis author Anakan Schofield won the Amazon First Novel Award for Malarky. Here’s the media release…

TORONTO, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - This evening, Amazon.ca presented the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and a cheque for $7,500 to Anakana Schofield, author of Malarky (Biblioasis), at a ceremony hosted by award-winning broadcaster, writer, musician, producer and best-selling author, Jian Ghomeshi, at The Four Seasons in Toronto. Schofield was selected to receive the award from a shortlist of five authors, all of whom had their first novels published in 2012.

Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays and literary criticism.  Her first novel, Malarky, is the story of an Irish mother forced to look grief in the eye and of a wife who comes face-to-face with the mad agony of longing. Anakana Schofield has also contributed to the London Review of Books, The Globe and Mail and TheVancouver Sun. She has lived in London and Dublin and now resides in Vancouver.

Anakana Schofield lives in Vancouver 
Along with Schofield, the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award finalists are Marjorie Celona for Y (Hamish Hamilton, Canada), Scott Fotheringham for The Rest Is Silence (Goose Lane Editions), Pasha Malla for People Park (House of Anansi Press), and Kim Thúy for Ru (Random House Canada).  Each finalist took home a $750 gift card to Amazon.ca.

Brian Henry will lead a "How to Get Published” workshop on Saturday, May 4, in Barrie, with guest literary agent Olga Filina of The Rights Factory (see here). 

Also, Brian will host “From the Horse’s Mouth: Getting published or self-published at Ryerson University on June 15 with Stacey Donaghy of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, Greg Ioannou of Iguana Books, and Patrick Crean of HarperCollins Canada (details here). 
To register, mail brianhenry@sympatico.ca

However, before you submit, though, the best way to get your manuscript into shape is with a weekly course. This summer, Brian will be leading Intensive Creative Writing courses on Tuesday afternoons in Burlington (details here) and on Thursday evenings in Mississauga (details here). 
To register, email brianhenry@sympatico.ca

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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