Deadline approaches for Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship

May 31 is the deadline for applications to the Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship, presented by ABC Life Literacy Canada.

The Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship was developed to generate public awareness of adult literacy in Canada by providing one journalist with a financial contribution of $3,000 to research and develop a story on adult literacy in Canada. The fellowship follows in the tradition of The Peter Gzowski Literacy Award of Merit (PGLAM) which was founded by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1993 in honour of the late veteran broadcaster and literacy advocate Peter Gzowski.

Peter Gzowski was a 3-time National Magazine Award-winning writer for his work in Saturday Night and Toronto Life in the early 1980s. He was perhaps best known as the host of CBC Radio’s This Country in the Morning and Morningside, and author of many books of non-fiction. He was a tireless advocate and fundraiser for adult literacy in Canada, and also a friend and supporter of the Canadian magazine industry.

Read more about ABC and the Peter Gzowski fellowship.

Canadian Periodical Fund is looking for a few good magazines

A note recently came our way courtesy of the Canadian Periodical Fund at the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, and Canadian print and digital magazines should have a look:

The Canada Periodical Fund has just launched its Business Innovation 2012-2013 Applicant’s guide. This component offers project funding to eligible small and mid-sized print magazine and digital periodical publishing firms.

The guide and application forms can be found on the Canadian Heritage website:

All applications must be received prior to the project start date. We encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible and preferably, four months prior to the beginning of your project.

For the Business Innovation for Print Periodicals sub-component, applications are accepted throughout the year. For the Business Innovation for Digital Periodicals sub-component, applications must be received by January 23, 2012.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the program:
Telephone 1-800-641-9221 (toll free in Canada) or 819-997-5539;