I'm pleased to announce that two of my 2011 articles, both published in Montreal's online magazine of arts and culture, The Rover, have been submitted for consideration to Canada's National Magazine Awards. From their website:The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts."
The articles are "Mordecai's Version? Not Quite," from January 2011, submitted in the Essays category,
"Not Your Bubby's Klezmer," a meditation on CanLit and a Klezmer concert, submitted under "humour," and published in The Rover's February 2011 issue.
This is The Rover's first time submitting to the NMA. My thanks to publisher Marianne Ackerman (no relation!) and her entire editorial team, who labour for the love of Montreal books, music, art, dance, theatre, and other endeavours.
The NMA Nominees--finalists, in other parlance--will be announced May 1, 2012.