TIFA and FAN EXPO Canada Announce Flash Fiction Winners!

We had the pleasure of teaming up with FAN EXPO Canada for our first ever Flash Fiction Competition. We challenged writers to create a short story (750 words max.) in 72 hours. They picked the genre and setting but the story must include a very specific item. The catch? They won’t find out what that item is until the competition officially opens.

Our lovely judges—authors Robert J Sawyer, Adrienne Kress, Lesley Livingston, J.M Frey, Nancy Kilpatrick and Mark Askwith; and the Editorial Director of HarperCollins Canada, Jennifer Lambert—deliberated this past weekend as FAN EXPO Canada celebrated their 25th anniversary and the winners were chosen!

You can check out the 2nd and 3rd place winners at the links above, and read the first place winner below!

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Curated: Eden Robinson’s Five Emerging Indigenous Writers to Watch

As part of National Indigenous History Month, we asked two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Eden Robinson to curate a list of five emerging Indigenous authors to spotlight. These writers examine topics of race, sexuality, trauma, survival, gender and so much more in their work from a range of insightful and refreshing perspectives. Your reading list just got longer.

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Celebrating Pride Month with Joanne Vannicola

It’s June which means summer, street festivals and Pride Month! Last year, we created a list of Top Ten Reads for Pride Month featuring authors such as Catherine Hernandez, Gwen Benaway, Kamal Al-Solaylee and Eileen Myles. This year, we spoke to actor and author Joanne Vannicola, about their new memoir, how their acting career influenced their writing and the queer authors they’d recommend.

Vannicola’s memoir, All We Knew But Couldn’t Say, launches on June 8 as part of Toronto Lit Up.

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