On June 24, Hali Heavy Shield, a Blackfoot storyteller, and Heather O’Watch, a Nakota and Plains Cree woman from the Okanese First Nation, were named co-winners of Second Story Press’s 2021 Indigenous Writing Contest.
“I’m looking for projects with a strong balance of art and writing – both elements should contribute equally to the work of telling the story.”
Milky Way Picture Books will debut with 6 titles this fall.
In the small but mighty #ownvoices anthology Carry On: Poetry by Young Immigrants (OwlKids Books), teenaged students, each a newcomer to Canada, relate their experiences of leaving behind family, friends, and a familiar way of life.
Owlkids Books has launched an open call for previously unpublished picture books and early chapter book manuscripts from unagented BIPOC writers aged 18 or older.
Gay’s book was selected from 122 submissions and was awarded a cheque for $1,000.
The twin book bloggers spoke with Q&Q about YA fiction and co-writing Sisters of the Snake.
The aim is to find writing that reflects the experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Students in Grades 4–8 are encouraged to submit an original story of fact or fiction, prose or poetry.