For 15 consecutive years, the Independent Publisher Book Awards contest has successfully united independent authors and publishers to celebrate the top books in various categories. It’s safe to say that the 16th Annual Award ceremony, held on June 4th in New York, was equally as successful, if not more so. According to the Independent Publisher website, “This year’s entry totals are the biggest ever, with 4,813 print book entries, 390 e-book entries, and an average category size of 50.”
Syracuse University’s Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts, Literature and Social Commentary, Number 6, edited by Robert Colley, won the IPPY Gold Metal for the Anthologies category. This 2012 edition features the work of over 100 artists and writers focusing on poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, drama and visual arts (shown below). It has also expanded its range to include articles on technology, film, video and music. Additional content is available at www.stonecanoejournal.org.
Congratulations to Stone Canoe and all the other category medalists!