|Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers
||Exceptional merit in a body of work relating to LGBT literature in Canada
||Writers' Trust of Canada
||Dayne Ogilvie Prize
The Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers' Trust of Canada to an emerging Canadian writer who is part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The award was originally established by artist Robin Pacific as the Dayne Ogilvie Grant in memory of Dayne Ogilvie, a book editor, writer, arts manager and former managing editor of Xtra! who died in October 2006. The award was renamed from a grant to a prize in 2012.
Established in 2007, the CA$4,000 prize is presented for the writer's body of work. It is the only prize of its kind in Canada serving the LGBT community. Any self-identifying writer is eligible. To qualify, writers must have published at least one book of fiction or poetry. The winner is selected by an independent jury of three members, and presented annually during Toronto's Pride Week celebrations.
Beginning in the prize's second year, the award also presents an Honour of Distinction worth CA$500 to one or CA$250 to two additional writers. Authors who are awarded the Honour of Distinction remain eligible for the primary award in future years, although to date no writer who has been awarded an Honour of Distinction has subsequently been named the primary winner.
||Honour of Distinction
||Michael V. Smith
||Brian Francis, John Miller
||Elizabeth Ruth, Maureen Hynes, Dan Bazuin
||Derek McCormack, Shani Mootoo, Karen X. Tulchinsky
||Nancy Jo Cullen
||Lisa Foad, George K. Ilsley
||Brian Francis, Don Hannah, Suzette Mayr
||Dani Couture, Matthew J. Trafford
||Jen Sookfong Lee, Jeffrey Round, Zoe Whittall
||Kamal Al-Solaylee, Ivan E. Coyote, Michael V. Smith
||C. E. Gatchalian
||Anand Mahadevan, Barry Webster
||Amber Dawn, Anne Fleming, Vivek Shraya
||Rae Spoon, Proma Tagore
||Anna Camilleri, Connie Fife, Bill Whitehead
||Casey Plett, Vivek Shraya
||Nancy Jo Cullen, Brett Josef Grubisic, Anand Mahadevan
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Nancy Jo Cullen wins Dayne Ogilvie Grant". National Post, May 19, 2010.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Dayne Ogilvie Grant at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
- ↑ "Zoe Whittall wins Dayne Ogilvie Grant". Quill & Quire, June 17, 2008.
- ↑ "Code write". Xtra!, June 18, 2009.
- ↑ "Writer Nancy Jo Cullen is a rising talent". Xtra!, September 9, 2010.
- ↑ "Farzana Doctor to receive Dayne Ogilvie Grant". Quill & Quire, June 1, 2011.
- ↑ "Vancouver's Amber Dawn wins LGBT literary award". CBC News, June 26, 2012.
- ↑ "C. E. Gatchalian wins Dayne Ogilvie Prize". National Post, June 27, 2013.
- ↑ "Writers’ Trust Presents LGBT Literary Award to Author and Screenwriter, Tamai Kobayashi". Writers' Trust of Canada, June 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Alex Leslie wins 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers". Quill & Quire, June 8, 2015.