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WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories up to 2000 words in length.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, 2021 to February 28, 2021 at 11:59 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 canadawrites@cbc.ca 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 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. 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 2021 jury: Jenny Heijun Wills, Tim Cook and a third TBD.

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 2021 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2021.


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