If you live in Canada you know that 2017 is our 150th birthday (aka the sesquicentennial) and probably many of the rest of you know that too. So, to make this year's challenge the biggest one yet I have decided to run it for 15 days from June 24 to July 8. The special theme for this year will be books that are set in the four provinces that joined Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Note the books must be set in these provinces, not just written by writers from the province.
Here are the rules for the challenge:
1. Books written by Canadian citizens or landed immigrants count.
2. Books set in Canada even if they are not written by Canadians count.
3. Books must be wild-released but I will allow OBCZ releases as well. Also books sent for the Canadian Literature sweepstakes count. Books can be released for multiple challenges if they fit.
5. Anyone can join.
6. There will be prizes distributed as follows:
a) Prize for most books released in Canada
b) Prize for the most books released outside of Canada
c) Prize for best release location
d) Prize for most books reflecting the special theme released by one releaser
e) Prize drawn at random from the Canadian participants
f) Prize drawn at random from the non-Canadian participants
g) Prize drawn one month after end of challenge for best catch
h) Some just because prizes
Link to chart: https://docs.google.com/---/pub