Despite cuts to the Canadian Periodical Fund that have hit literary journals and magazines particularly hard, small-run Canadian literary publications continue to garner attention and accolades, both here and abroad. Case in point: Brick magazine, a biannual featuring writing from Canada and around the world, has been nominated for an UTNE Reader Independent Press Award in the Best Writing Category. Other nominees in the same category include Tin House and The Believer.
The nominees were selected by UTNE‘s editors, to ensure that “the magazine honors the efforts of smaller, sometimes overlooked publications that provide innovative, thought-provoking perspectives, according to a press release.
In addition to Brick, two other Canadian magazines were nominated: This Magazine was nominated for social/political coverage, and Geez was nominated for body/spirit coverage. A full list of nominees is available on the UTNE Reader website.