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Writers Guild of Alberta Seeks Candidates for 2014 Alberta Book Awards

Alberta Literary AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s Alberta Literary Awards. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013.

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Alberta Magazine Awards Invites Submissions Until December 16, 2013

AMC_AWARDS_logoThe Alberta Magazine Awards recognizes, supports and celebrates outstanding magazine content in Alberta. The 2014 Awards will be presented at a gala dinner that kicks-off the Alberta Magazines Conference on March 20, 2014 at the Carriage House Inn, Calgary.

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Alberta Writers Win Giller Awards Canada’s Richest Literary Prize Two Years in a Row

Lynn CoadyEdmonton’s Lynn Coady was awarded the $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize on Tuesday, November 5 for her short story collection Hellgoing, saying that the award announcement was so “shocking and overwhelming” that in order to make her acceptance speech she had to “keep it together just to read from this page so I’m going to hold on to these pages for dear life.”

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Submissions Invited for 2014 Alberta Literary Awards until December 31

Alberta Literary AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards.  Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.  The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2013.

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Two Alberta Authors Finalists for $50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Giller PrizeLynn Coady’s intimate short story collection Hellgoing and Dan Vyleta’s post-war novel The Crooked Maid made this year’s Giller Prize short list announced on October 8. A week before the Giller announcement, Coady was told she made the cut for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, worth $25,000.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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