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Kya Publishing Releases Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction

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TORONTO, ONT (February 2014) – Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing has released the first edition of their Journal of Canadian Urban Fiction this month. Published bi-annually, the journal will feature editorials, articles, commentaries, and book reviews, highlighting research in the field of urban fiction and examining cultural and literary works from an urban perspective.

Created to advance Canadian Urban Fiction and literary scholarship for urban writers, the theme of the inaugural edition is "Defining Canadian Urban Fiction," which follows up on a Kya Publishing panel discussion from February 2013 at the Toronto Public Library where urban writers gathered to investigate the genre of fiction and what it means in the Canadian publishing landscape.

"Canadian Urban Fiction is a relatively new genre, and takes on a completely different form than American/international urban fiction," said Kya Publishing founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "We have started thi…

Kya Publishing Donates Toronto Urban Book Expo Proceeds to Rita Cox Endowment Fund (Toronto Public Library Foundation)

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TORONTO, ONT (February 2014) – Toronto publishing company Kya Publishing has donated the proceeds of their first annual Toronto Urban Book Expo (TUBE) to the Toronto Public Library Foundation, in support of their Rita Cox Endowment Fund.

The TUBE took place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Malvern branch of the Toronto Public Library (the home of the Rita Cox Black and Caribbean Heritage Collection), and was an exposition of urban Canadian writers, featuring presentations and expert sessions, with networking opportunities for Toronto-based authors and their supporters.

"Thanks to the Rita Cox Collection, writers like myself and many others have a home in the Toronto Public Library," said Kya Publishing founder, Stacey Marie Robinson. "It is an important part of Kya Publishing's mandate to support urban literature/writers, so this gift will help ensure that more opportunities are established for other Canadian authors."

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