Friday, February 19, 2010
Awards: Calling Canadian Writers
New writing awards have been launched this year at the Professional Writers Association of Canada. The two awards, which come with prizes worth $500 apiece, are for non-fiction features and shorter pieces published in Canadian print and web media. (I'm co-chair of the PWAC committee that spearheaded the awards.) See more details here. The judges are journalism profs Stephen Kimber and Maxine Ruvinsky, Montreal authors Elaine Kalman Naves and Eric Siblin, Best Health editor Jennifer Walker and Bilbo Poynter, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting. Deadline for entries: Friday, March 19.