2018 Edition | 2018 Index
Contest updates, notes, late breaking news, and additions that came in past press time for the current edition of the CWCC.
Posted March 1, 2018
Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction Deadline: March 30, 2018
The Pottersfield press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction publishing program with the first annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Pottersfield is looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing or new category that uses the nonfiction medium to tell a story or put forward an idea.
Creative nonfiction is becoming the most popular genre in publishing today and we would like to find new manuscripts to add to our growing list of books.
The First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1,500 advance on 10% royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1,000 advance on 10% royalties.
Deadline is March 30, 2018 but early submissions are encouraged.
Submit your manuscript electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org and include on the title page your name, address and email address. Entry fee is $25 (includes HST) and can be paid by Interac Transfer (also to email@example.com) or by cheque made out to Pottersfield Press mailed to 248 Leslie Rd. East Lawrencetown, NS B2Z 1T4 Canada after the manuscript has been submitted by email.
Posted March 8, 2018
Whistler Independent Book Awards Deadline: April 30, 2018
The only juried awards in Canada exclusively for self-published authors. Established to recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing. Fiction and literary non-fiction. All authors who enter their book receive a valuable written evaluation from the Selection Committee; shortlisted titles receive an evaluation from the Judging Panel of Canadian Authors-Vancouver Metro; finalists and winners receive two reviews from the independent finalist judging panel.
Genre: Creative Non-Fiction or Fiction books. Entry fee: $100. Prizes: from 2018 national book distribution, 100 copies of winning titles branded WIBA Winner, participation package at Whistler Writers Festival (October), national publicity. Winners notified May 1 (shortlisted), July 1 (finalists), October 15/16 (Winner). Winners are always announced at the Literary Cabaret at the annual Whistler Writers Festival- usually 11-14 or 12-15 October)
A rare competition for self-published authors. Website has forms and entry information. Whistler Independent Book Awards website.