The winning title is awarded

$10,000 CAD

and up to two finalists are awarded $2,000 CAD each.

Guaranteed purchase of up to

2,500 published

copies of each winning title!

More than

15,000 copies

of winning books have made their way to Caribbean youth.

A literary award like no other!

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Now in its fifth year, CODE’s annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.

This year, the winning title will be awarded $10,000 CAD, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CAD each.

Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, which will be donated to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations throughout the region. To date, more than 15,000 copies of winning books have made their way into the hands of Caribbean youth.

Published books, previously self-published books, and unpublished manuscripts are eligible for the award. Eligible books and unpublished manuscripts may be submitted to the Bocas Lit Fest by publishers registered and operating in the Caribbean. Unpublished manuscripts or previously self-published books may be submitted by authors directly to the Bocas Lit Fest.

Books published between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017 and eligible manuscripts must be received at the office of the Bocas Lit Fest by October 31, 2017.

Download the 2018 Eligibility and Entry Guidelines

For further details, contact:

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Bocas Lit Fest
Email: burtaward@bocaslitfest.com
Phone: (868) 222-7099
Web: bocaslitfest.com

 

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BURT AWARD NEWS

Announcing the 2017 All-Stars ShortlistSep 08, 2017In celebration of International Literacy Day, CODE is delighted to announce its Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature shortlist. This first regional competition is dubbed the All-Stars edition because all of the first prize winners of CODE’s Burt......read full article...
Winners of CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedApr 27, 2017CODE has announced the winners of its fourth annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. Winning titles to be donated to schools, libraries, and community organizations across......read full article...