2021 SBA Winners Announcement, Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 pm


Final July 16 Fest of Words

The Saskatchewan Book Awards is pleased to be bringing three 2021 SBA Shortlisted authors to the Saskatchewan Festival of Words in Moose Jaw, SK., on Friday, July 16 @ 6 pm. The authors are gillian-harding russell, Bevann Fox, and Cort Dogniez!

The author readings will take place In Person at the historic Mae Wilson Theatre in downtown Moose Jaw on 217 Main Street North. Please contact the Saskatchewan Festival of Words for more details. Come down to Moose Jaw and help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.

June 24 Announcement

The Winners for the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards will be announced on-line in a virtual show set for Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm. The program will be broadcast through the Saskatchewan Book Awards website and Facebook page.

We will have greetings from His Honour, Lieutenant Governor, Russ Mirasty. The Saskatchewan LG is a patron of the SBA. Special guests also include The Honourable Laura Ross, Minister of Culture, Recreation and Sport, as well as Regina Mayor, Sandra Masters, and Saskatoon Mayor, Charlie Clark!

Bevann Fox has been shortlisted for six awards (four in the author and two in the publishing categories), more than any other author this year, for her book, Genocidal Love: A Life After Residential School. Dianne Warren (a former Governor General Award winner) is shortlisted for three awards for The Diamond House.

“We are celebrating 28 years of excellence in writing and publishing in Saskatchewan,” says SBA Executive Director Kam Teo. “Once again, we are very proud of this year’s nominees which reflect the diversity of our authors and publishers.”

Editors and News Directors: The shortlist is below.
For more information, please visit or contact:

Kam Teo
Executive Director
(306) 569-1585
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Book Submission Deadline Extension


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:

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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