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Book Submission Deadline Extension

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Dear Publishers and Authors:

Due to the challenges faced by publishers and authors the result of Covid-19 the Saskatchewan Book Awards will extend its book submissions deadline from Monday November 2, 2020 to December 2, 2020.

As a result the 2021 Shortlist Announcement will be delayed until March, date to be announced. This will give jury members across Canada time in which to make their shortlist/winner decisions for 14 categories.

 

Call for Submissions

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The Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to announce that we will be accepting submissions for the 2021 SBA. The dates that we are accepting submissions: Tuesday, September 1 to Monday, November 2, 2020.

Books submitted must be published no earlier than November 1, 2019 and not later than October 31, 2020. The exceptions are the Young Adult Literature Award and the Prix du livre français which is calculated from a publication date of on or after November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2020. except in the case of the Children's Literature Award, which will be accepted for the 2022 SBA.

The 2021 criteria can be downloaded here: SBA_Criteria_Package_2021-Final.pdf

For the 2021 online entry forms please click here: https://www.bookawards.sk.ca/awards/entry-form

Please contact our office if you need more information (306-569-1585 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

2020 Sponsors of the Saskatchewan Book Awards

The 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) that took place online on Thursday, June 18, at 7:00 pm. would not have taken place without the generosity of sponsors and friends listed below. The SBA thanks them, and all Saskatchewan bibliophiles thank them.

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Saskatchewan Book Awards Partners with Cathedral Village Arts Festival.

The Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) is pleased to partner with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival in May 2020.

In recognition of Covid-19, SBA’s contribution will be online. The SBA is proud to introduce two authors onto the Saskatchewan literary scene: Raye Hendrickson and Beatrice Wallace.

The author readings will happen through the Cathedral Village Arts Festival Facebook feed on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm.

In an announcement earlier today Board Chair, Donna Woloshyn noted “Once again, I am pleased that the Saskatchewan Book Awards will be partnering with the Cathedral Village Arts Festival virtually in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

SBA Executive Director Kam Teo added. “We are excited to be introducing two rising authors onto the Saskatchewan literary scene: Raye Hendrickson and Beatrice Wallace. Raye will be reading from Five Red Sentries and Beatrice will be reading from Wolf Woman: A Search for Identity.”

For More Information Contact: Kam Teo, Executive Director

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2020 SBA Winners Announced!

2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards (SBA) Winners

The SBA is pleased to announce the Saskatchewan Book Awards Winners for 2020.

This year’s winners show once again the depth and breadth of writing and publishing in Saskatchewan.

There are two two-time SBA Winners this year. Paul Seeseequasis won for Book of the Year and Saskatoon Book Awards for Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities. Jason Heit won for First Book and Fiction Awards for Kaidenberg’s Best Sons.


The late Ida Tremblay and Miriam Körner won in the Children’s Literature category for When We Had Sled Dogs, A Story from the Trapline -- acimowin ohci wanihikiskanahk. Paula Jane Remlinger won in the Poetry category for This Hole Called January. D.M. Ditson won in the Regina Book Award category for Wide Open: A Searing Memoir of Sexual Assault and Recovery. Alexandra Popoff won in the Non-Fiction category for Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century.

Harold R. Johnson won in the Indigenous Writing category for Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada. Editors David McGrane, John Whyte, Roy Romanow, and Russell Isinger won in the Scholarly Writing category for Back to Blakeney: Revitalizing the Democratic State.

In the Publishing in Education category the winner was Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing for When We Had Sled Dogs, A Story from the Trapline -- acimowin ohci wanihikiskanahk. The Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing Award goes to the University of Regina Press for In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience. Finally, the Publishing Award also goes to the University of Regina Press for Black Writers Matter.