Steve Kennedy, editor of testimony magazine, and freelance writer Jenny Svetec, both came out winners at this year’s Word Guild Awards Gala in Toronto, Ont. The Word Awards recognize the best work published in the previous year in 35 categories of writing, including novels, non-fiction books, articles, columns, poems, song lyrics, scripts and screenplays. Kennedy won an award in the “Best Single Column” category for his editorial “Listening to the Body,” published in the September/October 2014 issue. (You can read the article here.) Svetec won an award for her story, “The Truth Is—Silencing the Lies of the Bully,” in the Profile/Human Interest category. (Read that story here.)
The Word Awards was established by the Word Guild to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The ultimate vision is to positively influence individuals—and ultimately the Canadian culture—through life-changing words that bring God’s message of hope.
The Word Guild is a growing community of more than 325 Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and other interested individuals who are Christian. From all parts of Canada and many denominational and cultural backgrounds, we affirm a common statement of faith and are united in our passion for the written word.
Congratulations Steve and Jenny! Along with our other valued writers, you continue to help testimony make a meaningful impact on the Canadian Christian literary landscape.