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First Name Frances
Last Name Boyle
Member Since November 23, 2022
City Ottawa
State ON
Zipcode K1M 1A8
Country Canada
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation National Capital Region
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Bio Frances Boyle is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Openwork and Limestone (Frontenac House 2022). She has also written Tower, a Rapunzel-infused novella (Fish Gotta Swim Editions 2018) and Seeking Shade, a short story collection (The Porcupine's Quill 2020) that was a finalist for both the Danuta Gleed Award and a ReLit Award and won The Miramichi Reader's Very Best! Award for story collections. Frances's poems and short fiction have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, both in Canada and internationally. Originally from the prairies, Frances has long lived in Ottawa, where she is a past editorial board member of Arc Poetry Magazine, and currently reviews books for both Arc and Canthius feminism and literary arts magazine.
Publications Books: • Openwork and Limestone, October 2022 (Frontenac House) (poetry – trade) • Seeking Shade, August 2020, (The Porcupine’s Quill) (short stories – trade) • This White Nest, November 2019 (Quattro Books) (poetry - trade) • Apples and Roses, June 2019 (above/ground press) (poetry – chapbook) • Shards, October 2018 (Coven Editions) (fiction – chapbook) • Tower, June 2018 (Fish Gotta Swim Editions) (novella – trade) • Light-carved Passages, November 2014 (BuschekBooks) (poetry - trade) • Portal Stones, June 2014 (Tree Press) (poetry - chapbook) Numerous publications of poetry and short fiction in literary magazines and anthologies
Other Memberships The Writers Union of Canada League of Canadian Poets
Awards The Miramichi Reader's Very Best! Award (winner, short story collection, for Seeking Shade) 2021 Danuta Gleed Award (finalist, for Seeking Shade) ReLit Award (finalist, short story collection, for Seeking Shade)
Contests Winner, Pulp Literature's 2021 Magpie Award for Poetry Winner, December 2017 Poem-off competition, Sawdust Reading Series Winner, 2014 Tree Chapbook Contest First Place, Poetry, and Third Place, Fiction, This Magazine 2011 Great Canadian Literary Hunt Winner, Arc Poetry Magazine's 2008 Diana Brebner Prize, Arc and others
Genres e-Book, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Speculative
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Book Club Meetings, Speaking Engagements
Services Offered Book Reviews, Manuscript Reading & Consultation