CODE's Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature

Burt Award for FNMI sealA literary award and literacy initiative like no other.

In collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is given annually to English-language literary works for young adults by First Nations, Inuit or Métis authors.

This year, one winner will be selected from a shortlist of three finalists. The creator(s) of the winning book (author, translator, or graphic novel illustrator) will be awarded $12,000. Each non-winning title will be named an honour book, and the creator(s) of each honour book will be awarded $2,000. The publishers of all three finalists will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will be delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.

2017 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS NOW CLOSED

For more information, contact:

Lynn O’Rourke
Program Manager, Literary Awards & Publishing
613-232-3569 or 1-800-661-2633
LORourke@code.ngo

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