CBC Nonfiction Prize

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The 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now closed. 

If you have any questions, email canadawrites@cbc.ca.

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WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction between 1200 and 1800 words.

WHEN: Competition runs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 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.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN: The winner receives $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have their story published in Air Canada enRoute magazine and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.

WHAT YOU CAN WRITE: You can submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing and feature articles.

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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


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