Announcing the 2018 Shortlist for “The Very Best!” Book Awards!


September is almost here and it is time to announce the shortlist for “The Very Best!” Book Awards. This year, to simplify things, I have narrowed down the categories to three:

  • Fiction (Novel or Short Fiction)
  • Non-Fiction
  • First Book (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

clean suds logoAlso, this year, for the first time, I have a small, but unique, award to give each winner: a “soap book” which is a bar of handmade soap encased in a specially designed book cover! This gift was generously supplied by Miramichi’s own Clean Suds Soap Co. The scent is called “Miramichi Sunrise” and it has “dewy, green, fresh, fruity florals as well as apple, berries, cyclamen, water lily, rose and musk notes.”

Update: I have added a “next book up” prize for each of the three categories: a personal-size bar of Amber artisan soap from the Clean Suds Soap Co. of Miramichi.


Here is the 2018 Shortlist:



The three winners will be announced Monday, September 10th!

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James M. Fisher is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Miramichi Reader. Started in 2015, The Miramichi Reader strives to promote good Canadian books, poets and authors, as well as small-press publishers, coast to coast to coast. James works and resides in Miramichi, New Brunswick with his wife and their dog.

2 thoughts on “Announcing the 2018 Shortlist for “The Very Best!” Book Awards!”

  1. You’re keeping us in suspense until September 10th?! On the other hand, you’ll need that much time to make your decision – it’s going to be tough! 🙂


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