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The CBC Nonfiction Prize is open from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET. (Ben Shannon/CBC)

Are you planning to enter the 2023 CBC Nonfiction Prize, but are looking for some inspiration to get you started?

Subscribe to the CBC Nonfiction Prize newsletter and we will send you different writing tips, tricks and prompts every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday while the Prize is open for submissions, starting Jan. 1, 2023.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a cultural hub on Toronto Island, and have their work published on CBC Books.

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

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

Susan Cormier won the 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize for her essay Advice to a New BeekeeperYou can read the 2012 shortlist here.

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