CBC Nonfiction Prize

The 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize will be open for submissions on Jan. 1, 2017.

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WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished work of creative nonfiction between 1200 and 1500 words.

WHEN:  Competition runs from January 1 to February 28, 2017.

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the "submit" link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.




The Nonfiction Prize includes memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles. While the events must be real and the facts true, creative nonfiction conveys your message through the use of literary techniques such as characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, narrative and personal reflection. In works of creative nonfiction, the writer's voice and opinion are evident. The work should be accessible to a general reading audience (i.e., not written for a specialized or academic audience).

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2016 CBC CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

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2015 CBC CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

If you have a good seal...
Finding Father
Salt
A girl waiting
Fugitive

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2014 CBC CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

The Hunter and the Swan
February
Some Distant World
Where I am from
Second Time Around

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2013 CBC CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE

The Gods of Scrabble
Icarus
This Tongue
The Boy with the Galloping Heart
Wolf Howling at Moon