Fantastic news: Jane Eaton Hamilton has won the CBC Short Story Prize for her story Smiley. She will receive six thousand dollars plus the opportunity to have a two week writing residency at The Banff Centre in Alberta.
Smiley is a powerful story with strong imagery about a Cape Town girl dealing with her family and gender issues. It will be published in enRoute Magazine. You can read Smiley here. Enjoy!
Canadian Lesfic is pleased to welcome Stevie Mikayne. Stevie writes fiction with a literary edge, combining her obsession with traditional literature with a love of dynamic characters and strong language. She graduated with an MA in creative writing from Lancaster University in the UK, and published her first two books, Jellicle Girl and Weight of Earth, shortly after. When she met a woman who could make the perfect cup of tea, create a window seat under the stairs, and build a library with a ladder, she knew she’d better marry her before someone else did. They live in Ottawa, Canada, with their young daughter. Her next book is UnCatholic Conduct, coming from Bold Strokes in December, 2014.
That’s it for this week. If you have news related to Canadian lesbian fiction and its authors, let us know by heading over to our Submissions page.