CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature Now Receiving Submissions

Deadline: March 31, 2018

CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is now accepting submissions for the 2018 competition.

CODE’s Burt Literary Award is an international award and readership initiative that recognizes excellence in young adult literature in four African countries, in the Caribbean, and here in Canada. In collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature is given annually to English-language literary works for young adults (ages 12-18) by First Nations, Inuit, or Métis authors in Canada. 

The winning title receives $12,000, and each of the two honour books receives $2,000.00. Publishers of winning titles are awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies. The books are distributed for free to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth in schools, libraries, friendship centres, and community centers across Canada.

This year, CODE is pleased to announce that the National Reading Campaign is our new adjudication partner for CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Young Adult Literature program.

Eligible manuscripts and books published between February 15, 2017 and March 29, 2018 must be received by the National Reading Campaign no later than March 31, 2018.

CODE’s Burt Award is the result of a close collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations, the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the National Association of Friendship Centres, Frontier College, GoodMinds, the Association of Canadian Publishers, and the National Reading Campaign.

Eligibility Guidelines and Submission Forms can be found on the Burt Award website www.burtaward.org/burt-award-canada / or the on the National Reading Campaign’s website www.nationalreadingcampaign.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Lynn O’Rourke
Program Manager, Literary Awards & Publishing
(t) 613.232.3569 ext 244, (e) lorourke@code.ngo

Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
News Type: 
Burt Award News
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