Until March 31, 2015: Second Story Press Contest for Canadian Aboriginal Writers

From: IEN eList
Date: December 10, 2014

For Contest ENTRY FORM: Click Here.

Second Story Press is looking to build on the diversity of their list — already strongly populated by books and series on social justice for both adults and children — by announcing a competition for their 25th Anniversary in December; a call for contemporary writing that reflects the modern experience of Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) writers. The jurors will be particularly looking for stories with an urban setting. Second Story Press is proud to have been publishing stories of strong female characters, diversity, and children¹s empowerment for 25 years.

Canadian writers who identify as Aboriginal are invited to share their stories for young readers that reflect their unique lives, experiences, successes, and perspectives by submitting their original, previously unpublished manuscripts for children or young adults to Second Story Press.


The contest is open from now until March 31, 2015. The winner of the contest will be announced in April 2015 and will be offered a publishing contract from Second Story Press.

The jury will be made up of

  • Second Story Press publisher Margie Wolfe
  • Aboriginal educator and researcher Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis
  • and one other expert.

Second Story Press is dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for adults and young readers. The Fall 2014 list features a coming of age story by Beth Goobie, The First Principles of Dreaming, The Magician of Auschwitz, by Kathy Kacer, Because I am a Girl by Rosemary McCarney (published with Plan International) and Acting for Freedom: Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada by Marian Botsford Fraser and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Recent and award-winning books include Branded by the Pink Triangle, and Hana¹s Suitcase. The First Nations Series for Young Readers has been described as a “must have for every school and public library” by Resource Links. http://secondstorypress.ca/

For further information:

Debby de Groot
Debby de Groot


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