Award History

Jury Citation

“Amber Dawn is an impressive, heart-stopping talent. Her debut novel, Sub Rosa, is a clear-eyed myth exploring the lives of young women at risk. Both fearless in its narrative and rich in its landscape of metaphor, Sub Rosa is a book that refuses to be overlooked. Dawn’s story is not just an attempt to hold the world’s darkness, but to find it some comfort too.” -- 2012 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Jury (Kamal Al-Solaylee, Ivan Coyote, and Michael V. Smith)

Works recognized by WT

Sub Rosa