I was thrilled to learn that Seen Reading has been shortlisted for the 2013 ReLit Award for best collection of stories published by an independent Canadian press (in this case, Freehand Books).
Congratulations to my fellow nominees and all the books, authors, and presses in the mix. It’s a pleasure.
The awards will be announced December 11, 2013. Winners receive the very cool ReLit Ring, designed by Christopher Kearney of Newfoundland. The ring, pictured above, features four moveable dials, each one struck with the full alphabet.
All finalists in the short story category are:
Tracie’s Revenge & Other Stories, Wade Bell (Guernica)
Seen Reading, Julie Wilson (Freehand)
People Who Disappear, Alex Leslie (Freehand)
Escape and Other Stories, Trevor Clark (Now or Never)
Dibidalen, Sean Virgo (Thistledown)
The Weeping Chair, Donald Ward (Thistledown)
Subtitles, Domenico Capilongo (Guernica)
How to Get Along with Women, Elisabeth De Mariaffi (Invisible)
Every House is Haunted, Ian Rogers (CZP)
See all the categories here.