"The Speed of Rust, or, He Marries" by Karen Connelly is nominated in the poetry category of the National Magazine Awards.
"Wednesday, August 17, 2011" by Joe Fiorito is nominated in the Arts, Culture and Entertainment section of the Western Magazine Awards.
"Last Day in Cheyenne" by Connie Kuhns is on the shortlist for the Human List section of the Western Magazine Awards.
Geist is also a finalist for a Western Magazine Award in the Magazine of the Year - BC/Yukon category.
For over 35 years, the National Magazine Awards has been promoting Canadian literary excellence in both print and digital publications. Its foundation also engineers a national writing competition to foster the growth of bilingual literature.
The Western Magazine Awards, now in its 31st year, honour high quality editorial work in magazine writing, photography, illustration and art direction. These accomplishments are celebrated at an annual awards ceremony and through an educational program, the Magazine School.
The full list of NMA nominees can be found here.
The full list of WMA nominees can be found here.
NMA winners will be announced on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Carlu in Toronto.
WMA winners will be announced on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside.
Congratulations to all the short-listed writers and publications!