Saskatchewan Book Awards has several sponsorship opportunities available for 2017. Need more information? Check out the donation information page on our website, or call the office (306-569-1585) and speak to Executive Director Courtney Bates-Hardy.
Looking for a smaller way to support the Saskatchewan Book Awards? We accept donations all year round through our Canada Helps page where you can receive an automatic charitable donation receipt!
Saskatchewan Book Awards is now open for submissions to the 2017 awards competition. The Call for Entries is available for download on our website. Once you're ready to submit, please use our online entry form. Copies of the book and a cheque for the submissions fee must be sent to the office at 315-1102 8th Ave, Regina, SK S4R 1C9. Submission fees are used for the administrative costs of processing the submissions and are therefore non-refundable. Submissions will close on Tuesday, November 1.
This year, there are 14 categories, including: Book of the Year, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Saskatoon Book, Regina Book, First Book, Poetry, Indigenous Peoples’ Writing, Young Adult Literature, Scholarly Writing, Publishing, Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing, Publishing in Education, and the Prix du livre français. The Children’s Literature Award is not being offered in 2017 but will be offered again in 2018.
The 2017 Call for Entries was released on August 2, 2016 with changes to the Poetry Award criteria. The changes indicated that co-authored books and anthologies would be eligible for the Poetry Award. The SBA office has since received feedback from the poetry community that the inclusion of anthologies is neither warranted nor wanted.
In 2015, a co-authored poetry book was submitted to the Book Awards that highlighted a gap in the criteria. At the Annual General Meeting in May, the board voted to change the criteria of the Poetry Award to allow books by more than one author to be eligible. Upon reviewing the motion made by the board at the AGM, we believe the intention was to make books by no more than two authors eligible. As such, the Criteria of the Poetry Award has been adjusted to reflect this decision. Books by one or two authors, but not anthologies, will be eligible for the Poetry Award. Submissions will open on September 1st.
Saskatchewan Book Awards deeply values the authors and publishers we support and celebrate, and we want our criteria to reflect this principle. SBA apologizes for any inconvenience that these changes may have caused, and appreciates the patience and support of our authors and publishers. Please contact the SBA office directly with any questions or concerns.
The Call for Entries for the 2017 Saskatchewan Book Awards is now available for download on our website. Books can be submitted by either the author or the publisher. Please read through the call for entries to determine your eligibility and begin planning your submission.
Submissions will open on September 1, 2016 for books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2016, except in the case of the Young Adult Literature Award and the Prix du livre français, which are open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2014 and no later than October 31, 2016.
If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office. We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 24th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (with at least 2 published books), publishing professionals, professors, and librarians. Jury members must reside outside of Saskatchewan.
Jury members will read the books submitted in their category, select a shortlist and winning title, and provide comments for the shortlisted titles. Each jury member must have professional experience in the category under consideration and maintain confidentiality throughout the evaluation process. The majority of the work will take place between November 2016 and January 2017, with conference calls to determine the shortlist and winner occurring in January.