WANL: Literary awards

WANL literary awards

Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards

The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards are biennial, covering a two-calendar-year publishing period. The pairings are Children’s/Young Adult Literature and Fiction in one year, and Poetry and Non-fiction the next year. WANL presents these awards in partnership with the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. These awards have been honouring excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador writing since 1997. Each category is judged by a jury of three, who each receives an honorarium. Shortlisted authors are announced in early March. Winners of the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards receive a cash prize of $1,500 each, and $500 to each runner-up.

The genres under consideration in 2013 will be Poetry and Non-fiction. Information regarding rules of eligibility, residency requirements, and how to submit to the 2013 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards are posted here.

Presented under the distinguished patronage of The Honourable John C. Crosbie, PC, OC, ONL, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Heritage and History Book Award

In partnership with the Historic Sites Association, WANL presents a Heritage and History Book Award for a work of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or young adult/children's literature that exemplifies excellence in the interpretation of the history and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. A shortlist is selected from among those books submitted to the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards, therefore the same rules for submission and eligibility apply. The winner of the 2012 Heritage and History Book Award will be announced in November.

Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers

The Fresh Fish Award, presented in partnership with the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, is intended to serve as an incentive for emerging writers in Newfoundland and Labrador by providing them with financial support, recognition, and professional editing services for a book-length manuscript in any genre. For more detailed information on the award and its history please visit our
Fresh Fish Award page. For our most recent call for submissions, click here.

The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador gratefully acknowledges the financial support of
the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the City of St. John's.
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