Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Now Open for Submissions!

Submissions are now being accepted for the second round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature until 24 October 2014.


Established by CODE with the generous support of Canadian philanthropist William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, in partnership with Bocas Lit Fest, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature is an annual Award given to three English-language literary works for Young Adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.


A First Prize of $10,000 CAD, a Second Prize of $7,000 CAD and a Third Prize of $5,000 CAD will be awarded to the winning authors this year. Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies.


Published books and self-published books published between 1 October 2012 and 23 October 2014, as well as unpublished manuscripts, are eligible for the award. All submissions must be received by the Award administrators by 24 October 2014. The winners will be announced at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2015.


To consult the full guidelines and access the entry forms, please visit: www.bocaslitfest.com/burt-award-for-caribbean-literature 


Read more about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature


Learn about the 2014 winners

Friday, June 6, 2014
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