November 21, 2011

The Writers' Trust of Canada Awards

The Writers' Trust of Canada, whose mandate is to advance, nurture and celebrate Canadian writers and writing, presents 10 prizes annually to writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's literature. I've highlighted the only award specifically for writing for children.
  • Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature: awarded to the author of a body of work in children's literature
  • Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction: literary excellence in the category of nonfiction, which includes, among other forms, personal or journalistic essays, history, biography, memoirs, commentary, and criticism, both social and political
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize: Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best novel or short-story collection
  • Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing: annually to a non-fiction book that captures a political subject of interest to Canadian readers and enhances our understanding of the issue
  • Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award: on a writer's body of work (no less than three works of literary merit which are predominantly fiction)
  •  Matt Cohen Award: In Celebration of a Writing Life: recognizes a lifetime of distinguished work by a Canadian writer, working in either poetry or prose in either French or English
  • Journey Prize: annually to a new and developing writer of distinction for a short story published in a Canadian literary publication
  •  RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers: annual award is given to a writer below the age of 35 who has published poetry or prose but has not yet been published in book form
  • Dayne Ogilvie Grant: an emerging Canadian gay or lesbian writer who demonstrates great promise through a body of work of exceptional quality
  • Writers' Trust Distinguished Contribution Award: annually to an individual or an organization in recognition of their long-standing involvement with the Writers' Trust of Canada
Writers' Trust of Canada Awards

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