Published Books

Categories and definitions

Cost to enter

  • Members: $55 CAD + HST (per title and/or category entered)
  • Non Members: $75 CAD + HST (per title and/or category entered)
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Benefits to you

  • all entrants receive judges’ objective critique
  • winners receive a certificate
  • winners receive recognition of excellence in their niche
  • winners receive promotional opportunities

General Rules

  • Click here to read the full guidelines of Eligibility, Judging, and The Fine Print
  • NEW – each writing piece may only be entered into one (1) category.

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 authorship percentage, the Canadian author may submit their contribution(s) in the short piece section.

What you need to submit a book

  • Include a pdf copy of the book.
  • Include a pdf or jpg of the book cover.
  • Include an author bio (100 words max).
  • Include an author headshot (jpg or png).
  • Maximum attachment size in submission is 128 MB.

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