Rebecca Hirsch Garcia was one of the first-round mentees in spring 2021, and she was paired with in-house ECW editor Jen Albert.
The Spirits Have Nothing to Do with Us brings together nine stories from both emerging and published writers including Anna Ling Kaye, Lydia Kwa, Eddy Boudel Tan, Isabella Wang, and Bingji Ye, whose story is translated by Woo himself.
2AM Eternal: A Decade of Queer Nightlife Posters + Comics will be published in a large format paperback on May 30, by New York state–based press Secret Acres.
The five writers shortlisted for the prize hail from different parts of the continent and their books differ widely in style and form, but each work contains important stories its author needed to tell.
In the Upper Country follows Lensinda Martin as she finds a home among a community of formerly enslaved refugees living in southwestern Ontario during the mid-1800s.