Amazon Canada First Novel Award
Celebrating debut Canadian novelists since 1976
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Open for submissions until January 31, 2019.
*Authors must be older than eighteen years at time of entry
*Authors must be older than thirteen and younger than eighteen years at time of entry
This year’s finalists will each receive more than $4,000 in cash and prizes, and the winner will receive additional prizes totalling more than $40,000. Authors between the ages of thirteen and seventeen are invited to submit a short story under 3,000 words in the Youth Short Story catagory. Finalists will receive $500, and the prize for the winning short story is $5,000 and a mentorship lunch with editors of The Walrus.
The shortlists will be announced in April 2019, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at an award ceremony in Toronto.
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