Rebel Mountain Press anthology - Breaking Boundaries: LGBTQ2 Writers Coming Out and Into Canada has been nominated for the 2019 BC BookWorld George Ryga Award. The George Ryga Award is an annual literary prize for a BC writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a new book published in the preceding calendar year. Nominees in past years include: David Suzuki, Monique Gray Smith, Wade Davis, Bev Sellers, Richard Wagamese, Ivan Coyote,
To be released in Sept 2019- Ghost' Journey: a Refugee Story
"Ghost's Journey shines a gentle light on the dangers faced by so many LGBTQ+ people in countries around the world. It's a powerful and important story, beautifully written and full of captivating images." Susan Juby, author of Alice I Think and The Republic of Dirt
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Excerpt from the Navigator "The Voice of Rebel Mountain Press-Lori Shwydky" By contributor Spenser Smith It takes a certain kind of person to start a publishing company in an industry that has withstood sensational headlines such as “Ebooks overtake paperbacks: is this the death of the printed book?” (Telegraph) It takes someone who is willing to take a risk, yet cares deeply about books and the magical portals they can open. Joy Gugeler, VIU professor and a publishing executive at Chameleon Consulting, is an industry veteran, having held editorial positions at a long list of presses, such as ECW Press, Beach Holme Publishing, and Raincoast Books. Gugeler says she is proud of Shwydky and thinks she is exactly the type of person that the publishing industry needs to thrive. “I think it’s a very ambitious and brave act in 2015 to start a press, but it’s also what the industry needs—a new vanguard of publishers with new business models and economies of scale that can spot talent and audiences and put them together. All hail the new generation.” see: http://www.thenav.ca/2015/11/18/the-voice-of-rebel-mountain-press/