The ReLit Awards recently announced the shortlist for the 2013 awards. The ReLit Awards were created in 2000 to acknowledge the best new work released by independent literary publishers in Canada.
Here is the (rather long) shortlist of nominees in the category of novel:
Dirty Bird by Keir Lowther
Love and the Mess We're In by Stephen Marche
Minor Episodes; Major Ruckus by Garry Thomas Morse
Mount Royal by Basil Papademos
Texas by Claudio Gaudio
Whitetail Shooting Gallery by Annette Lapointe