Seen Reading shortlisted for 2013 ReLit Award

The ReLit Ring.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.

Seen Reading Nominated for Two Alberta Literary Awards

Writers Guild of Alberta logo

This news gon’ put a little spring in my step. Seen Reading is nominated for two Alberta Literary Awards: Trade Fiction and Book Design, for Natalie Olsen of Kisscut Design.

The little book that could is thrilled to be among such great company!

Read the full list of nominees.

Hosted by Todd Babiak, with a keynote speech from Shelagh Rogers, the awards will be announced Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Alberta Book Awards Gala, co-hosted by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta and The Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

To celebrate, here’s a cute video of a baby losing it while his mum reads to him.