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2020 Call for Submissions:
Submissions for the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards are now open. The deadline for submissions is no later than 4 pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted and returned to sender.

Saskatchewan Book Awards looks forward to receiving your submissions. The mandate and criteria for each award, along with entry forms and a full description of our jury process is included on our website at https://www.bookawards.sk.ca/awards/award-criteria

In most of the awards, books published on or after November 1, 2018 and no later than October 31, 2019 are eligible. Please be aware that the eligibility date for the Children’s Literature Award is calculated from a publication date of on or after November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2019 as this award is offered every other year. Be sure to check the eligibility requirements for each award entered. The Young Adult Literature Award and the Prix du livre français are not being offered in 2020 but will be offered again in 2021.

In 2020, the following Awards will be offered, pending sponsorship:

Book of the Year                              Regina Book                                     Indigenous Peoples’ Writing 

Fiction                                              Saskatoon Book                               Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing

Non-Fiction                                      First Book                                         Publishing in Education

Poetry                                              Children’s Literature                         Publishing

Scholarly Writing             

Winners will be announced at the 2020 Saskatchewan Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. A targeted media campaign and reading events leading up to and following the Awards Ceremony will further promote shortlisted and winning titles. Prize money will be offered, pending sponsorship. Prizes are $2,000, except for Book of the Year, which offers a $3,000 prize.