Sunday, November 11, 2007

Metcalf-Rooke Award Shortlist

It took a little longer this year to winnow through the manuscripts, but we're ready to announce the shortlist to the 3rd Annual Metcalf-Rooke Award. After sorting through more than 50 manuscripts, John and Leon selected the following four:

Grant Buday. Dragonflies. (Novel)
Bruce Johnson. Firmament. (Novel)
Rebecca Rosenblum. Once. (Short fiction)
J. J. Steinfeld. Contemplating Madnesses (Short fiction)

We'll be announcing the winner on Friday, November 23rd. The winner will receive a $1500.00 advance, a publishing contract with Biblioasis (with their book set for Fall 2008 publication), a book tour (which will include an appearance at the Ottawa International Writer's Festival), a leather bound copy of their book, a special pre-publication profile in the New Quarterly, and other as-yet-to-be-determined perks.

Congratulations to the shortlisted authors.

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