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Awards to Newfoundland and Labrador Authors for
Outstanding Works of Fiction and Young Adult Literature

2016 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards

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Funding Source:

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Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador, in partnership with The Telegram and Perfect Day Canada; with funding by Bruneau Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/16 Postmarked


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Awards to Newfoundland and Labrador authors to recognize outstanding works of literature published during the 2014 and 2015 calendar years. The purpose of this program is to honor excellence in writing by authors residing within the Province. The current award cycle will consider fiction and children’s and young adult literature.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Fiction Award and the Bruneau Family Foundation Children’s/Young Adult Literature Award will be awarded in 2016.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167480

Term of Contract:

Eligible works were published between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2015.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The awards are open only to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The author must have lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for at least 36 months of the last 5 years. The residency period for the 2016 awards is the five calendar years 2011-2015.

Eligible Works:

-Books must be single-authored.

-Books that have been translated are eligible. However, in the case of a translated book, the award is to go exclusively to the author.

-Books that have been taken from dictation are also eligible, but, again, only the prime creator of the work will be given the award.

-Anthologies and audio books are not eligible.

-Books that contain other media in addition to writing (photos, CDs, graphics, etc. by the writer or other artists) are eligible provided there is only one writer. The award will be given only to the writer of the book’s text and only for the writing.

-Self-published books are eligible provided they are professionally produced, i.e., printed by a commercial printer.

-Members of WANL’s Literary Awards Committee are not eligible.

-Revised editions will be considered when the following conditions are met: The book has not been previously submitted to The Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards; and In the opinion of the Literary Awards Committee, the book contains new material to the extent that it is not merely a re-issue of a previous publication.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission procedures:

-Include four (4) non-returnable copies of each book.

-Include a signed letter stating the category entered and confirming that all submission requirements have been met.

-Include the entry fee payment of $20 per submission/title.

Submit complete application packages to:

Newfoundland & Labrador Book Awards
c/o Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador
Haymarket Square, Suite 208,
223 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL, A1C 6N1

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Alison Dyer, Executive Director

Carmella Gray-Cosgrove, Executive Assistant

Phone: 709.739.5215
Toll free: 1.866.739.5215

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