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Governor General's Literary Awards


Deadline: April 15 and August 7 annually

Eligibility: Entries must be first-edition trade books and must be written, translated or illustrated by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. In the case of translations, the original work written in English or French, must also be a Canadian-authored title.

Value: $15,000 each

Contact: Joanne Larocque-Poirier

Writing and Publishing Section, Canada Council for the Arts
P.O. Box 1047, 350 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5V8
Phone: 800-263-5588
FAX: 613-566-4410
E-Mail: joanne.larocque-poirier@canadacouncil.ca
Website: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggla/

Description: The awards are given in recognition of the best English language and the best French language in each of the following 7 categories: Fiction; Literary Non Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Children's Literature (text); Children's Literature (illustration); Translation.

Further Details: Contact the Canada Council for eligibility and further guidelines.

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