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AWARDS

2021


book photoCasting into Mystery by Robert Reid  

Casting into Mystery celebrates the meditative sport of fly fishing, rejoicing in the camaraderie and quietude to be found not only in the gentle flow of river currents, but also in the community and culture of anglers past and present.


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2020—eLit Awards,
Runner-up

prize

2021—ForeWord Indies Book Award,
Commended

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2021—Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards,
Runner-up



book photoSeeking Shade by Frances Boyle  

In Frances Boyle’s short story collection Seeking Shade, nuanced characters endure trauma, evolution and epiphany as they face challenges, make decisions, and suffer the inevitable consequences.


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2020—Danuta Gleed Literary Award,
Shortlisted

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2021—ReLit Awards, Short Fiction,
Shortlisted

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2021—The Miramichi Reader Very Best! Book Awards (Short Fiction),
Winner



book photoFair by Ed Seaward  

In this spare, poetic novel, a young homeless man finds solace in friendship, falls prey to the machinations of a malevolent gang of thugs, and ultimately is swallowed up by the inevitability of consequences on the dangerous and deceptively sunny streets of L.A.


prize

2021—ReLit Award,
Shortlisted

prize

2021—Independent Publisher (IPPY) awards,
Runner-up

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2021—Canadian Authors - Fred Kerner Book Award,
Shortlisted



book photoThe Blue Moth of Morning by P. C. Vandall  

In The Blue Moth of Morning, P. C. Vandall by turns acknowledges, embraces and subverts clichés of female relationships, emotions and bodies, exposing the inner tumult women often try to conceal under a thin veneer of aplomb.


prize

2021—eLit Awards,
Commended



book photoMary Pickford, Queen of the Silent Film Era by George A. Walker  

In this wordless biography, wood engraver George A. Walker provides a fitting stage to explore the life of Mary Pickford, a silent film star whose groundbreaking contributions to the motion picture industry earned her the title ‘Queen of the Movies’.


prize

2021—eLit Awards,
Winner



book photoViaticum by Jeffery Donaldson  

What does it mean to think, to imagine, to create, to be? Why do we believe what we do? Is death an ontological state of being, or is it a grammar error? What exactly is poetry? The varied writings in Jeffery Donaldson’s Viaticum explore life’s most basic questions—and its biggest illusions—from the nature of language to the rhetorical potential of the afterlife.


prize

2020—eLit Awards,
Runner-up

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2021—Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-Fiction,
Winner



book photoThe Essential Elizabeth Brewster by Elizabeth Brewster  

In The Essential Elizabeth Brewster, questioning, conversational poetry melds the private and the collective, exploring the challenges of constructing selfhood and voicing historically silenced female perspectives.


prize

2021—The Miramichi Reader Best Poetry List,
Commended



book photoBreaking Right by D.A. Lockhart  

In D.A. Lockhart’s Breaking Right ordinary Hoosiers experience extraordinary moments that reveal the complicated correlations between their beliefs, their relationships and the land beneath their feet.


prize

2021—The Miramichi Reader Best Fiction List,
Commended


The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.

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