Thursday, May 23, 2013

EVENT garners nominations for literary awards

EVENT, Douglas College's literary journal, has some pretty cool stuff to boast about! Check out the awards and accolades garnered by recent stories and poems featured in EVENT:

  • Doretta Lau's story "How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun" (first published in EVENT 41/1) has been selected to appear in the forthcoming Journey Prize Stories 25 and is in the running for the $10,000 Writers' Trust of Canada/McClelland; Stewart Journey Prize. 
  • Libby Zeleke was voted winner of the 2013 CNFC Readers' Choice Award for her non-fiction story "We Were Punk Rockers" (first published in EVENT 41/3, and a winner of EVENT's 2012 Non-Fiction Contest). 
  • EVENT magazine again came up big in the National Magazine Awards this year: Craig Davidson's story "Friday Night Goon Squad" (first published in EVENT 41/2) is a Finalist in the Fiction Category, and Sina Queyras's long poem "The Dead Ones" (first published in EVENT 41/3) is a Finalist in the Poetry Category. Winners will be announced in Toronto on June 7. Keep your fingers crossed! 

This follows on the heels of EVENT's back-to-back Gold and Silver Award wins at both the 2012 and 2011 National Magazine Awards, and our 2012 and 2010 wins in the Fiction Category at the Western Magazine Awards! EVENT can now boast it brings its readers the very best in contemporary Canadian fiction.