The prize is awarded to Canadian writers for unpublished works of nonfiction. The winning author will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books. Four finalists will win $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.
The deadline to submit is Feb. 28, 2019. If you're interested in entering, you can do that here.
About Elizabeth Renzetti
Elizabeth Renzetti is a bestselling Canadian author and has been a journalist for more than two decades. Her column runs weekly in the Globe and Mail, where she is also a feature writer. Renzetti's latest book, a collection of essays about contemporary feminism called Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls, became a national bestseller. Her first novel, Based on a True Story, was shortlisted for the 2014 Kobo Emerging Writer Award.
- Elizabeth Renzetti on the importance of sharing the microphone in feminism
- Why 1980s soap operas are Elizabeth Renzetti's favourite way to procrastinate