Saskatchewan Book Awards congratulates all the authors and publishers whose books were shortlisted as finalists for 13 Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2024! For a list of shortlisted titles, please click here.
Please mark your calendars for Friday May 3rd, 2024 when prizes for 13 book awards will be announced at the 2024 Saskatchewan Book Awards Gala and Award Ceremony at the Doubletree Inn in Regina. More information on our website will be forthcoming soon.
Thank you to all the authors and publishers who submitted to the 2024 Saskatchewan book Awards!
The Saskatchewan Book Awards in partnership with the Regina Public Library (RPL) is pleased to present the Saskatchewan Book Awards 2024 Shortlist Announcement.
The 2024 Shortlist Announcement will take place in person on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at 12:00 pm on the second-floor mezzanine at the RPL Central Branch (2311 - 12th Avenue) and online.
The event will feature finalists for ten writing awards and three publishing awards for books published between November 1, 2022 and October 31st, 2023.
RPL’s Storyteller in Residence, Dickie Yuzicapi, member of Okanese First Nation, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Light refreshments will be reserved.
To view this event online, go to the livestream link:
Winners of the 2024 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be announced at SBA's 31st Gala and Award Ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2024 at the DoubleTree Inn in Regina. More information on how you can purchase tickets to attend this event will be forthcoming on March 1st.
Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) looks forward to receiving your submissions for the 2024 award season. Submissions for the 2024 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be accepted starting Friday, September 1, 2023. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 3, 2023. Eligible books accepted for adjudication will be considered for 13 book prizes awarded in May 2024.
Please note the Saskatchewan Book Awards will consider accepting late submissions after November 3, 2023 up to November 17, 2023, providing the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards is contacted in advance of the closing deadline for submissions (November 3, 2023) and approval is given by SBA to submit a late submission. Pending SBA approval for late submissions, a penalty fee of $40 in addition to $60 entry fee, or $100 per entry will apply for late submissions. No submissions after November 17, 2023 will be considered for adjudication in the 2024 award season.
Keep in mind that the criteria change from year to year so be sure to check the eligibility requirements for each award entered. For all of the awards, except the Children's Literature Award, books published on or after November 1, 2022 and no later than October 31, 2023 are eligible. Please note that the eligibility date for the Children's Literature Award is calculated from a publication date of on or after November 1, 2021 to October 31, 2023 as this award is offered in every two years. The Young Adult Literature Award and Le Prix du livre français will not be offered again until 2025.
For a complete description of the criteria for each award category and how to make your submission online, go to: SBA's 2024 Call for Submissions and Entry Guidelines
The online Entry Form for 2024 Submissions is now available at: 2024 Entry Form
For those who prefer to submit their entry form by mail rather than online,the 2024 SBA Entry Form, included in Appendix A on page 29 of the document, can be printed and mailed to the SBA office along with your payment and book copies.
For further information, contact :
Acting Executive Director
Saskatchewan Book Awards
314 – 1102 8th Avenue
Regina, SK S4R 1C9
Office Tel: 306-569-1585
Join us for the 30th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Book Awards as we celebrate Saskatchewan writers and publishers!
The 2023 Saskatchewan Book Awards Gala will be held at the Saskatoon Inn, in Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, May 4. The event starts at 7:00 pm, with doors opening at 6:00 pm. This incredible evening will feature prizes, delectable desserts at intermission and, of course, awards!
This year’s shortlist announcement will be made on March 24, 2023 at the Regina Public Library. For more information on that event or to see the shortlist after it is announced, visit the Saskatchewan Book Awards website.
We are honoured to announce Danny Knight as our Saskatchewan Book Awards Gala emcee!
Danny Knight is an Actor/Comedian/Musician who is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Muskoday First Nation. Past sound design credits include A Christmas Story (Persephone theatre), Saltwater Moon (Rosthern Arts Centre), and the Rez Christmas series (Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre). You can find his band Nightswitch on Spotify as well as his podcast, Real Deadly, co-hosted by Shawn Cuthand.
Tickets to the Saskatchewan Book Awards Gala are available for $75 per person. Ticket sales close on April 21, 2023. Tickets are non-refundable.
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