June 2017 was an eventful month for us. Two Metonymy authors were honoured with major literary awards.
Congrats to Kai Cheng Thom, who received the 2017 Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers. Kai Cheng was presented with the award at a ceremony on June 4 in Vancouver, BC
Less than two weeks later, jia qing wilson-yang’s Small Beauty won the 2017 Lambda Literary Prize for Transgender Fiction. Metonymy was well-represented in the category (there were three finalists in total, with Kai Cheng’s Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars also nominated alongside If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo).
Small Beauty by jia qing wilson-yang was awarded an Honour of Distinction from the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers.