The 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open
The 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open for submissions.
You have until Feb. 29, 2020 to submit your original, unpublished work of nonfiction, up to 2,000 words.
You may submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing or a feature article. The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.
Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.
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If you'd like to submit to the Prix du récit Radio-Canada, you can enter here.
The CBC Literary Prizes have been supporting and celebrating Canadian writers since 1979. Past winners include Michael Ondaatje, Michael Winter and Frances Itani.