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Submissions Open for 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards

Subs Open

Submissions are now open for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards! Submissions will close on November 1, 2017. Please consider applying online through our website. We are accepting submissions of books that were published on or after November 2, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2017, except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which is open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2017. 

The criteria package for the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards is 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.

If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 306-569-1585). We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Internship Available

InternshipAvailable

Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for a University of Regina student to take part in a volunteer internship with our organization. The student will receive 3 academic credit hours towards his/her degree as part of the Arts Work Experience Internship Program at the University of Regina. The position begins in January and continue until after the Awards Ceremony at the end of April. There is the possibility of some paid work after the internship. 

You must have a declared major in a Faculty of Arts program, have completed 54-90 credit hours (negotiable) at the end of the semester in which you are applying (which MUST include at least 12 credit hours in your major), and be in satisfactory academic standing (with a program GPA of at least 70%).

Please contact the Arts Student Services Office (306-585-4137 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to find out if this internship would fit into your course requirements. If so, please send your cover letter and resumé to our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are due by November 17, 2017.

2018 Criteria Package Available

Criteria Package

The criteria package for the 2018 Saskatchewan Book Awards is now available. 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, 2017 for books that were published on or after November 2, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2017, except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which is open to books that were published on or after November 2, 2015 and no later than October 31, 2017. 

If you have any questions, please contact the SBA office at 306-569-1585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Call for Jurors

Call for Jurors

Saskatchewan Book Awards is looking for jury members for the 25th Saskatchewan Book Awards. Eligible jury members include authors (of 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 2017 and January 2018, with conference calls to determine the shortlist and winner occurring in January.

If interested, please contact the SBA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, address, phone number, a brief bio, and three possible categories that you would prefer to evaluate. 

There are still a few award categories left that need jurors, including Scholarly, Publishing in Education, Publishing, Indigenous Peoples' Publishing, and First Book. 

Mark Your Calendars!

25th Ceremony

Mark your calendars for 2018! Next year's Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina.

Festival of Words

The Festival of Words in Moose Jaw is coming up this weekend! Don't miss this year's Festival, which will feature many of our shortlisted authors, as well as a special session on Saturday afternoon with four winners: Dwayne Brenna, Terry Jordan, David Gane, and Angie Counios. 

Submissions Open

Submissions will open for the 2018 awards on September 1, 2017. Check back on our website for more information in the coming months!

We Need Your Feedback!

We need your feedback centered

Did you attend the 24th Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony? We would love to hear from you! Please fill out our short survey with your comments and suggestions. Your feedback helps us tailor future events for you. Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Festival of Words

It's almost summer, which means it's almost time for the Saskatchewan Festival of Words in Moose Jaw! Don't miss this year's Festival, which will feature many of our shortlisted authors, as well as a special session on Saturday afternoon with four winners: Dwayne Brenna, Terry Jordan, David Gane, and Angie Counios.

Thank You

We are incredibly grateful to our 2016/2017 Board members. We would especially like to thank Daniel Parr, who has retired as Chair after six years on the Board. Austin Davis will take his place, with Léa Bealieu Prpick as the Vice-Chair. Welcome to our new and returning Board members!

The 2017/2018 Board:
Austin Davis, Chair
Léa Beaulieu Prpick, Vice-Chair
Donna Woloshyn, Secretary
Denise Leduc, Treasurer
Vijay Kachru
Kali McDonald
Jack Walton
Joe Couture
Lindsay Baker
Robin Ganev
Troni Grande

 
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