CBC Literary Prizes

The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now closed

You could win $6,000, attend a 10-day writing residency in Banff and have your story published on CBC Books.

The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now closed. The finalists will winner will be announced in the fall 2018.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their story published on CBC Books.

Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

You may submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing or a feature article.

A team of readers from across Canada will read the entries and determine the longlist. The shortlist and winner will be decided by the 2018 jury, which is comprised of Scaachi Koul, Graeme Wood and Kyo Maclear.

The CBC Literary Prizes have been supporting and celebrating Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.

Last year's winner was Becky Blake for Trust Exercise. You can read the entire 2017 shortlist here.

The deadline was Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A fee of $25.00 for administration purposes is required for each entry.

The 2018 CBC Poetry Prize will open in April 2018. The 2019 CBC Short Story Prize will open in September 2018.

Have questions? Email us at canadawrites@cbc.ca.

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