Canadian Authors has partnered with the Whistler Writing Society and Vivalogue Publishing to support independent writers across Canada through this unique award.

 

Established in 2016 to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards offers prizes in two categories: fiction and nonfiction. There are three finalists in each category (fiction and nonfiction), with the winners being announced at the annual Whistler Writers Festival.

Jointly administered by the Whistler Writing Society, Canadian Authors and Vivalogue Publishing, the Whistler Independent Book Awards (WIBAs) provide independent authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process typically reserved for trade-published titles.

In supporting independent authors, this competition is unique in that each and every entry receives a valuable, constructive critique of their submission, which can be quoted for publicity and promotional purposes.

 

Who Is Eligible?

  • Authors must be either Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • The author must have paid costs associated with the production of the book
  • All entries must be available for purchase in physical form (ebook-only publications not eligible)
  • The book must be copyrighted within the last six years

 

What Is the Deadline?

April 30, 2019

 

Details and submission guidelines available at https://independentbookawards.ca/