CBC Literary Prizes

Since 1979, the CBC Literary Prizes have recognized the best in Canadian original writing.

CBC Poetry Prize

Accepting submissions:

April 1, 2017

CBC Short Story Prize


Deadline: Oct. 31, 2016

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize

Accepting submissions:

January 1, 2017

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Some of Canada's best writers have used the CBC Literary Prizes as a springboard to national and international acclaim. Writers like:

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The 2017 CBC Short Story Prize opens for submissions on September 1! Thinking of entering? Subscribe to our brand new CBC Short Story Prize newsletter for writing tips and support every step of the way.