CBC Literary Prizes

Calling all writers: The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open

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

Enter the CBC Nonfiction Prize now!

Have what it takes to be Canada's next great writer? The 2018 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open for submissions. 

You have until Feb. 28, 2018 to submit your original, unpublished work of nonfiction.

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.

All submissions are read by a committee of established Canadian writers. Three prominent Canadians comprise the jury, who determine the shortlist and the winner.

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 is 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.

Ready to submit? Enter here!

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