RULES & REGULATIONS | FAQ
WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories up to 2000 words in length. There is no minimum word requirement.
WHEN: Submission period is open from January 1, 2024 to March 1, 2024 at 17:00 p.m. ET
WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada
HOW: Submit online by clicking the "submit" link below. If you are unable to complete the online submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.
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WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, will have their story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 2-weeks writing residency at the Banff Center. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.
WHO IS JUDGING? A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by the 2024 jury.
SUBMIT IN FRENCH: If you're looking to submit in French, you must log in to the French site at prixlitterairesrc.submittable.com.
WANT HELP? Subscribe to the CBC Nonfiction Prize newsletter for writing tips and inspiration.
OTHER PRIZES: The 2024 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2024.
RULES & REGULATIONS
WHAT: Write the first page of a novel set in 150 years from now, exploring how a modern day current affairs event or trend has played out. Your entry must be between 300-400 words in length. Your entry also needs a title, which is not included in the word limit.
WHEN: The prize is open to submissions from 9 a.m. ET on Feb. 1, 2024 to 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 29, 2024.
WHO: This contest is open to all Canadian residents who are full-time students enrolled in Grades 7 to 12. Entries will be judged in two age categories: Grades 7 to 9 and Grades 10 to 12.
HOW: Fill in the online submission form. If you are unable to complete the online submission, please contact email@example.com for assistance.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner of each category will receive a one-year subscription to OwlCrate, which delivers monthly boxes of books and literary-related goodies. The school library of each winner will also receive a donation of 50 books.
WHO IS JUDGING? A team of Canadian literary experts will select the shortlist. The final judge, Basil Sylvester, will determine the winners of the two categories.
NEED HELP? Email CBCBooks@cbc.ca with your questions.