An Important Message for Canadian authors: the window is now open to apply to the Canada Council for the Arts Public Lending Right Program. Each year, the program checks a group of libraries for registered books and pays a set amount for each book found. If you publish in print and your books are available to libraries, you’ll want to register. The registration period is open now and will close on May 1, 2014. For more information, visit www.plr-dpp.ca or email email@example.com.
Ylva Publishing is looking for Christmas stories for its Christmas anthology. All proceeds will go to LGBT charities. Stories must be lesbian fiction and be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. The submission deadline is July 31, 2014. Details here.
Congratulations to Tracey Richardson! Her novel Last Salute has been selected as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Lesbian Romance. Well done, Tracey! A list of all the Canadian finalists can be found at Quill & Quire.
Lois Cloarec Hart recorded a Conversation at the Bar with Cocktail Productions. They discussed the March 14th release of her novel Coming Home (3rd Ed, revised) and touched on her other books, as well. Listen to it here.
We are proud to announce that Jean Roberta has joined our site. Jean has taught first-year English classes at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) for 25 years, and writes in several genres. Approximately 100 of her erotic stories have appeared in print anthologies, including Best Lesbian Romance 2014, Shakespearotica: Queering the Bard, Rumpled Silk Sheets, as well as her historical novella, The Flight of the Black Swan, and her story collection, The Princess and the Outlaw.
The book launch for Canadian Tamai Kobayashi’s new YA book Prairie Ostrich will take place at Toronto’s Another Story Bookshop on March 27th at 7 pm. Prairie Ostrich features a lesbian sister and a younger sister with a crush. For more information about the launch, call 416-462-1104 or visit www.anotherstory.ca.
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.