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CALLING ALL EDITORS for the 2018 Remote Editing Mentorship Program

Aug 22, 2018

Are you passionate about the creative process of young adult literature? Are you looking for an opportunity to work alongside African and Caribbean book creators and mentor their creative process? If you answered yes, then this opportunity is for you!


Magical things happen here

Apr 25, 2018

NGC Bocas Lit Fest is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most well-respected literary festivals and it recently wrapped up its eighth successful year in Trinidad and Tobago’s capital, Port of Spain.


The 2018 Winning Titles

Imam Baksh wins the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature – once again!

Apr 25, 2018

The Bocas Lit Fest and CODE announced the winners of its fifth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, during the opening night of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Festival in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Finalists for the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Announced

Mar 26, 2018

CODE and NGC Bocas Lit Fest are proud to announce the finalists for the 5th Annual CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. Finalists to be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organizations across the Caribbean.


Meet the Authors

Nov 03, 2017

Winners of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature in Trinidad and Tobago, November 9-13, 2017.


Winners of CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Apr 27, 2017

CODE has announced the winners of its fourth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.


Finalists for CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 22, 2017

Winning titles to be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organizations across the Caribbean


Debut novelist Tamika Gibson wins CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

May 02, 2016

Port of Spain, April 29, 2016 — CODE announced the winners of its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, at the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Burt Award for Caribbean spring events 2016

Apr 26, 2016

There is no shortage of #BurtAward activities taking place in the Caribbean this spring.


Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 11, 2016

Thousands of copies of the winning titles to be distributed to Caribbean youth to promote love of reading.
Port of Spain, 11 March 2016 — CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.


Papillote Press to publish Burt Award winner: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay

Oct 13, 2015

Papillote Press, the Bocas Lit Fest and CODE are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Gone to Drift by the award-winning Jamaican writer Diana McCaulay.


Guyanese Author Imam Baksh Wins CODE’s 2015 “Burt Award for Caribbean Literature” First Prize

May 01, 2015

The second year of winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of youth across the Caribbean region each year with access to exciting new titles were announced on May 1st.


Finalists for CODE’s 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 04, 2015

CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
The shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order):
·         Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript to be published)
·         Putting Up a Resistance by Michael Cozier, Trinidad and Tobago (self-published book)


Burt Award Winning Title Musical Youth Donated to the Public Library of Antigua and Barbuda

Dec 08, 2014

Musical Youth, the title that placed second for the inaugural round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, will be enjoyed by young users of the Public Library of Antigua and Barbuda, thanks to a donation of 15 copies of the Young Adult novel written by local author Joanne C. Hillhouse.


Ready, set, read - Caribbean Beat Magazine, Issue 128

Jul 04, 2014

Caribbean Beat, the magazine of Caribbean Airlines, published an article about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature in its most recent issue. Read it here.


Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Now Open for Submissions!

Jun 06, 2014

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


Jamaican Author A-dZiko Gegele Wins Burt Award for Caribbean Literature First Prize

Apr 24, 2014

Port-of-Spain,  April 25, 2014 −The first winners of a unique literary award that will provide thousands of youth across the Caribbean region with access to exciting new titles were announced on April 25th.


Finalists for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Mar 17, 2014

CODE is proud to announce the finalists of its inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The shortlisted titles are:


CODE and Partners to Run Free Writing Workshops Across the Caribbean

Feb 18, 2014

The first in a series of annual free workshops for writers of fiction for young adults will be held in several locations across the Caribbean this spring as part of CODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature program.


Burt Award featured in OWL Magazine

Jan 02, 2014

OWL Magazine featured an article on CODE and the Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia in their Jan/Feb 2014 issue. The magazine for children ages 9 to 13 includes a section called World Watch, where they write each month about global issues.
Read the article here 


Significant Changes to Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Guidelines: Your Book or Manuscript May Now be Eligible!

Aug 08, 2013

As a result of some concerns raised by publishers and authors, CODE has made some significant changes to the guidelines that will allow more publishers and authors to submit works.
 The revisions to the guidelines include the following:


New Award for Literature for Young Adults - Newsday

May 14, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday newspaper featured an article on the launch of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature on May 13, 2013. See the article below.


Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Now Open for Submissions

May 13, 2013

Eligible books and manuscripts can now be submitted to the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature! 


New Award to Recognize Excellence in Caribbean Literature for Young Adults

Apr 29, 2013

New Award to Recognize Excellence in Caribbean Literature for Young Adults