Submit for an Award

Nominating or submitting work for an award?

1. Review the information below to see if your submission qualifies.

2. Download the related guidelines and entry forms.

3. Follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete or ineligible entries and their accompanying fees will not be returned.
 

Fiction

For: a full-length novel
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

Canadian History

For: a work of historical non-fiction on a Canadian topic
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

Poetry

For: a volume of poetry by one poet
Prize: $2,000 and a silver medal
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Entry Fee: $40

Criteria for the above literary awards

  • The entry must have been first published in 2013. (Publication may have taken place outside Canada.)
  • Entries must be full-length English-language literature for adults written by a single author. (Exception: books co-written by two or more authors are permissible in the Fiction and Canadian History categories.)
  • Collections of stories or articles are not eligible, whether they are by a single author or by a group of authors.
  • The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Entrants are not eligible to win a prize for the same category two years in a row. (Previous winners may submit entries to any of the other Canadian Authors Association Literary Award categories.)
  • Reprints, translations and posthumous entries are not eligible.

Download the 2014 Literary Awards guidelines

Download the 2014 Literary Awards entry form

 

Emerging Writer Award

For: a Canadian writer under 30 deemed to show exceptional promise in the field of literary creation
Prize: $500
Deadline: March 31, 2014
Entry Fee: None

Criteria for Emerging Writer Award

  • There are no restrictions as to the genre, and a writer may be selected based on a body of work in a variety of forms, or on a body of work in a single genre or writing form.
  • Book length publication is not required. Nominees must be under 30 years of age (as of May 30 in the year of the competition).
  • Nominees must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations may be made solely through Canadian Authors Association branches, other writing and arts organizations, publishers, agents, and creative writing coaches, teachers or professors at public or private schools and universities.
  • Entrants are not eligible to win this prize two years in a row. However, previous winners may submit entries to any of the other Literary Award categories.)

Download the Emerging Writer Award guidelines

Download the Emerging Writer Award nomination form


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