Amanda Peters has won the 2021 Indigenous Voices Award for Unpublished Prose in English for her short story “Waiting for the Long Night Moon,” the title story in a forthcoming collection. The Indigenous Voices Award was established in 2017 to support and nurture the work of Indigenous writers in lands claimed by Canada. 

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Amanda Peters is a mixed race Mi’kmaw/Settler author whose work has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, and Grain Magazine. She was selected in the 2021 Rogers’ Writers Trust Rising Star program by Katherena Vermette. In 2017, Amanda won the Budge Wilson Short story Prize, and was chosen to participate in the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program offered by the Writers’  Federation of Nova Scotia. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Amanda lives in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Amanda is represented by Marilyn Biderman.