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Congratulations Canadian Lambda Finalists!

Congratulations to the sixteen Canadian authors who are finalists for Lambda Literary Awards this year! Some Plenitude friends are on the list, too! This year’s Emerging Writer Mentorship Award mentor, Shani Mootoo, is a finalist in the transgender fiction category for Moving Forward Sideways...

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Emerging Writer Mentorship Award Finalists

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Emerging Writer Mentorship Award. We received many fantastic stories. The judge for this shortlist was Alex Leslie, and the winning piece will be selected by Shani Mootoo and announced next week. Congratulations to these three finalists!   Lukas...

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Andrea Routley News Views

The Problem with Looking Good

by Andrea Routley “Descant has an enormous community. It is an international magazine with a strong focus on Canada and on emerging artists. We have trained dozens of interns, hundreds of editors have worked with us over the years, and thousands of writers and visual artists and musicians and...

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Queer Books Break Barriers

Of the fifteen longlisted books for 2015 Canada Reads, at least four of them are queer-authored–definitely overrepresented among the barrier-breakers. Perhaps this is unsurprising. After all, we encounter a lot of barriers! Not all of them are the same, of course. For example, Kamal...

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