The Word Awards

The Word Awards were established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian.

 

Thanks for your Submissions!

AWARDS TIMELINE

Friday, Nov 24, 2017 The Word Awards open.
 

Thursday,
Feb 1, 2018

Thursday,
Feb 15, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINES REVISED

Word Awards (English & French). Closes at midnight PST.

 

Student Awards, In The Beginning, The {Castle Quay} Best New Manuscript Award & *NEW* SPECIALTY BOOK Entry Deadline. Closes at midnight PST.

***Books must be shipped by February 2, 2018 to the address in your confirmation email.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 SHORTLIST will be announced.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 GRACE IRWIN ‘BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR’ AWARD judging begins.
Friday,
June 15, 2018
WINNERS ANNOUNCED at the Word Awards Gala.

 


AWARDS CATEGORIES


SUBMISSION FEES

$55*   Member Manuscript or Book for Word Awards or {Castle Quay} Best New Canadian Manuscript Award
$70*   Non-Member Manuscript or Book or {Castle Quay} Best New Canadian Manuscript Award
$30*   Member Short Piece, Short Story, Script
$40*   Non-Member Short Piece, Short Story, Script
$25*   In The Beginning Member Short Story, Non-Fiction Piece or Poetry
$32*   In The Beginning Non-Member Short Story, Non-Fiction Piece or Poetry
$40*   In The Beginning Member Book or Short Script
$50*   In The Beginning Non-Member Book or Short Script
$10*   Fresh Ink Submissions (No Membership at this level)

*HST additional on all entry fees
*Shipping expenses of 5 books per entry for judging at the expense of the entrant

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Due to overwhelming contact on the need for an additional category; the Co-Coordinators have decided to revive an old category.  The 2018 Word Awards celebrating books published in 2017, will now include:

SPECIALTY BOOK CATEGORY

DETAILS:

  • Gift books
  • Poetry books
  • Books that include both fiction and non-fiction; for either the Christian or General Market
  • Singularly or Co-authored
The 2018 Deadline for this category will be extended to February 15, 2018 along with the other awards being submitted on that date.
All other category submissions for The Word Awards must be submitted TOMORROW, February 1st, 2018.
Any Questions? Email: awards@thewordguild.com

 

SHIPPING BOOKS
***5  books for each Submission and 2 more for each additional category being judged in must be shipped by February 2, 2018 (SPECIALTY BOOKS on February 16, 2018) to either address:
Eric Spath
Box 377
St. George, ON
N0E 1N0
The Word Guild
Suite # 226
245 King George Rd.
Brantford, ON
N3R 7N7

CLARIFICATION ON CO-AUTHORED BOOKS

  • Canadian authors may submit co-authored books as long as 50% of the book is written by Canadian authors.
  • If a book is co-authored that does not meet the 50% total Canadian percentage, the Canadian author may submit their contribution in the short piece section.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE GUIDELINES, UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE WORD AWARDS PAGESPECIALTY AWARDS PAGES FOR FULL CONTEST DETAILS.

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ENTRY GUIDELINES :

Review information for entry fees and the fine print before filling out the entry form. View Entry Guidelines >

 

SUBMISSION FORMS BY AWARD:

Writers may submit works published in the previous year including books, articles, poems, songs, scripts and short stories depending on the Category Details.

Word Awards Published Work (English – Books / Short Pieces / Scripts / Lyrics) & {Castle Quay} Best New Canadian Manuscript Submissions
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Fresh Ink & In The Beginning Contest Submissions Enter Here >

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2017 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from this year. View Winners >
2016 Award Winners View all the Word Awards winners from last year. View Winners >