A panel of six judges selected the nominees, submitted by exhibitors at last November’s Expozine small-press fair in Montreal.
The titles shortlisted for best English-language publication are:
- First Spring Grass Fire, Rae Spoon (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- I Am My Own Betrayal, Guillaume Morissette (maison kasini)
- Here Be Monsters Issue 7: Tongues and Teeth (Here Be Monsters)
- Oh There You Are I Can’t See You Is It Raining?, Laura Broadbent (Snare Books)
- The Cloaca, Andrew Hood (Invisible Publishing)
- 26 Bizarre Tales of Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Jeff Klassen
The winners will be announced at a gala on April 7 in Montreal.