Attention grizzled BIPOC writers

Vivek Shraya’s VS. Books wants to see your stuff. Exciting times in publishing.

Vivek Shraya (Arden Wray) from Q&Q

The majority of literary awards and programs in Canada equate early-career authorship with being younger in age, often excluding those who begin forming their writing practices after the age of 35. While the age limits for previous VS. Books calls were much younger (18–24 in 2017 and 18–28 in 2018), Shraya says in a press release, “I also thought about how the resources and opportunities available to artists in marginalized communities, however few, tend to favour youth (and how I myself missed out on many opportunities for queer and trans youth because I came into these identities as an adult).”

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