IS THIS SHOWING UP The CBC Literary Prizes recognize the best original, unpublished writing by Canadians in poetry, short story & creative nonfiction. The Prizes are presented in partnership with Canada Council for the Arts, enRoute magazine and the Banff Centre. 

Next competition opens on Sept. 1, 2014:

NOW CLOSED (next competition opens on Dec 1, 2014:

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Opens Sept.1, 2014

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What you can win

First prize in each competition is $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts. The winning text will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine and on the Canada Writes website. Winners will also receive a 2-week writing residency at The Banff Centre (details about the residency here).

Four runner-ups will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and will have their text published on the Canada Writes website.

Literary Prizes Calendar


Read past winning texts from the CBC Literary Prizes (2010 to now)  »
View Literary Awards Archives (before 2010)  »





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