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One of our favourite events of the year here in Vancouver is the annual Growing Room Literary & Arts Festival, a celebration of diverse Canadian writers and artists which takes place every March. This year's festival takes place March 11 to 15, and we are thrilled that so many of our authors are taking part.
We're thrilled to announce that Kai Cheng Thom's essay collection I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World has been named a Stonewall Honor Book for the Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award by the American Library Association. The award was announced at the ALA's Midwinter conference in Philadelphia in January 2020.
The call for submissions for the next title in the VS. Books imprint edited by Vivek Shraya is now open, with a twist: a mentorship and publishing opportunity for BIPOC writers in Canada over the age of 50.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, author of the Lambda Literary Award-nominated novel Sketchtasy, is looking for submissions to a new non-fiction anthology entitled Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis, to be published by Arsenal Pulp Press in fall 2021.