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:
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.
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
What's Out! Addis published an article about the 2012 winners of the Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia in its March 2013 edition.
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Three young Ethiopian authors received the Burt Award for African Literature for their outstanding Young Adult novels telling contemporary stories of youth in their country.
Young people from four different refugee camps in northern Kenya will have access to high-quality, entertaining English novels, thanks to CODE and Windle Trust Kenya, an NGO whose primary mission is to provide, promote and coordinate quality education and training for refugees.
CODE’s extensive network of expert volunteers grew even bigger recently with the addition of award-winning Canadian author Kevin Major, who visited Ghana as part of the Burt Award for African Literature program.
The Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports of Tanzania recently sent a letter to William Burt thanking him for his support for the country's publishing industry through the Burt Award for African Literature.
A review of 2011 Burt Award for African Literature - Ethiopia first place winner The Young Crusader was published in the Ethiopian newspaper Addis Admase on March 31, 2012. Click the image below to see the article in PDF format (in Amharic only). The English translation is below.
Three new outstanding young adult fiction books will be made available to Tanzanian readers thanks to the third round of the Burt Award for African Literature – Tanzania.
The first three recipients of the Ethiopia Burt Award for African Literature were announced at an official ceremony held at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in Addis Ababa on August 27, 2011.
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Ottawa-based literacy organization 'CODE' Nurturing African Literature for Teens
In the heart of Sandy Hill, at the corner of Chapel and Laurier streets, sits a majestic, red brick Victorian house once the private residence of a Bytown fuel merchant named John Heney.
Read Hadley Dyer’s blog post in the National Post on the need for homegrown stories for young people.