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

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:

  • In addition to published books and unpublished manuscripts, previously self-published books are now eligible for the Award. 
  • Eligible books and manuscripts can now be submitted by publishers registered and operating in the Caribbean OR submitted by authors directly.
  • Books published between 1 October 2009 and 24 October 2013 are now eligible.
  • The deadline to submit a book or manuscript is now 25 October 2013.

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

CODE hopes that these revisions will allow more great works of Young Adult literature by Caribbean authors to be submitted to the Award so that more young people in the Caribbean will gain access to books they will love to read.

More information about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013
News Type: 
Burt Award News