“Get ready for late nights! Great books abound among this year’s GG finalists and you won’t be able to put them down. Further proof of the prolific and potent Canadian literary scene.” – Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council for the […]

Canada Council for the Arts Announces Finalists for the 2013 ...

Two oft-repeated tenets for writers: “Write what you know” and “Write what you want to read.” In this era of digital platforms and self-publishing, the dream of seeing what you want to read become a reality has become tantalizingly close. For Christa Seeley, what she wanted was a magazine that […]

Flipping the Page | Inaccurate Realities

Journey Prize winning author Yasuko Thanh’s debut collection captures the lives of characters on the fringe: 1940s Vancouver youth gangs, a woman unsure of her place who lives in a Mexican resort town, a young woman caught in a crime who finds herself on her way to the border. Thanh’s […]

Short Fiction/Long Journey: A Conversation with Yasuko Thanh

The deadline for Litpop 2011 has been extended until June 30th, so we’ve asked Jon Paul Fiorentino, Editor-in-Chief of Matrix Magazine (the force behind Litpop) what people can expect from a contest that promises the winners “the opportunity to enjoy the dirty glamour of rock stardom, combined with the cultural capital of literary esteem.” […]

2011 Matrix Magazine / Pop Montreal Litpop Awards Deadline Extended ...

Rarely have I devoured a genre-novel, if Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers is to be considered a traditional western. Yes, I’ve been absorbed by genre films and television, Deadwood, There Will Be Blood, True Grit, but I imagined without the glowing or gritty visuals, the Emmy-winning costumes, the talented actors, […]

Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers Will Shoot You Down and ...

The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced the finalists for this year’s Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. The competition, which switches yearly between fiction and poetry, focused on poetry for 2011 and is open to unpublished writers under the age of 35. This year’s jury — Kate Braid, Gail Harris, and […]

Writers’ Trust announces Bronwen Wallace Award poetry finalists