CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit & Métis Literature

Burt Award for FNMI badgeThe 2016 Call for Submissions deadline has passed (March 31, 2016)

In collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is given annually to English-language literary works for young adults by First Nations, Inuit or Métis authors.

A first prize of $12,000, a second prize of $8,000 and a third prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will be delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.

Call for Submissions

Eligible manuscripts and books published between February 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016 must be submitted by publishers no later than March 31, 2016.

Award Guidelines and Application form

Download the e-flyer (pdf)

For more information, contact:

Hadley Dyer
Program Manager, Literary Awards & Publishing

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