The agency, founded by partners Olga Filina, Ali McDonald, and Cassandra Rogers, is open to submissions across all genres, categories, and formats.
CanLit advocacy groups are lobbying to extend Canada Post’s Library Materials rate, which offers postage to public libraries for next to nothing.
The virtual festival, which will be held from May 1 through 15, will include a record 60 Canadian and international authors.
The two $10,000 awards traditionally honour authors age 35 and under.
The content company will remain based in Toronto, where co-founders Allen Lau and Ivan Yeun will continue to lead the 220-member team.
The jury includes finalists for the Writers’ Trust for Fiction, Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and the Giller.