ZOM-FAM was long-listed for the 2021 League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Kama La Mackerel was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LBGTQ2S+ Emerging Writers.
In 2020, as the global pandemic descended, Hazel Jane Plante’s debut experimental novel Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) received a flurry of awards nominations—the BC and Yukon Book Prizes Jim Deva Prize and the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature—and wins: the Expozine Alternative Press award for English literature as well as the Lammy for Transgender Fiction. You can watch her acceptance speech for the latter here.
In the fall, Kama La Mackerel’s ZOM-FAM was a finalist for the QWF First Book Prize.
In 2019, Jas M. Morgan’s memoir nîtisânak won the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize, and it was nominated for the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, an Indigenous Voices Award, and a Lambda Literary Award. Jas also won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.
Trish Salah was awarded an Honour of Distinction from the 2018 Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers.
June 2017 was an eventful month for us. Two Metonymy authors were honoured with significant 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 2016 Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers.