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Canadian Authors Association Awards for Adult Literature

Deadline: January 15, annually, for Fiction, History and Poetry Awards March 31, annually for Emerging Writer Award

Eligibility: Entered titles must have been published in the year prior to the award year. Publication may have taken place outside of Canada. Reprints are not eligible. Entries must be full-length English-language literature for adults written by a single author. Collections of stories or articles are not eligible, whether they are by a single author or by a group of authors. The author must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Entrants are not eligible to win a prize for the same category two years in a row.

Value: $2,000 and a silver medal for Fiction, History and Poetry Awards. $500 for Emergin Writer Award.

Contact: Carole M. Lidgold

6 West Street North, Suite 203
Orillia, ON L3V 5B8
Phone: 705 325 3926
FAX: 705-653-0593
E-Mail: admin@canadianauthors.org
Website: http://canadianauthors.org/national/caa-literary-awards/about-the-awards/

Description: In 1975, the Canadian Authors Association reinstated its awards for literary achievement, a program originally begun in 1937 with the creation of the Governor General's medals for literature (now overseen by Canada Council for the Arts). The primary goal in reinstating the awards program was to honour writing that achieves excellence without sacrificing popular appeal. The current awards (2014) are: CAA Award for Fiction; The Lela Common Award for Canadian History; CAA Award for Poetry and CAA Emerging Writer Award.

Further Details: There is a fee of $40 per title entered for Poetry, History and Fiction Awards. No fee for Emerging Writer Award. See more detailes at CAA webpage.

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