Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards

The Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards Program was created in 1975 to honour writing that achieves excellence without sacrificing popular appeal.

Past award recipients have included Carol Shields, Hugh MacLennon, W. P. Kinsella, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Leonard Cohen—and many other Canadian literary stars.

The Canadian Authors Association’s awards program complements the association’s ongoing tradition of writers helping writers.

For more details about the Awards, please visit the Canadian Authors Association website.

Fiction

For: a full-length novel published in 2016
Prize: $1000
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (postmarked or delivered by)
Entry Fee: $40

Canadian History

For: a work of historical nonfiction on a Canadian topic published in 2016
Prize: $1000
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (postmarked or delivered by)
Entry Fee: $40

Poetry

For: a volume of poetry by one poet published in 2016
Prize: $1000
Deadline: January 31, 2017 (postmarked or delivered by)
Entry Fee: $40

Emerging Writer Award

For: a Canadian writer under 30 deemed to show exceptional promise in the field of literary creation
Prize: $500
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $25 (new)

Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Book Award

For: a book of any genre by a member of Canadian Authors published in 2016
Prize: $400 and a complimentary one-year membership ($150 value)
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $30 per title entered