CODE’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is now accepting submissions. Eligible manuscripts and books published between February 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016 must be submitted by publishers no later than March 31, 2016.
Established by CODE in collaboration with the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Literature is given annually to English language literary works for young adults by First Nations, Inuit, or Métis authors.
A first prize of $12,000, a second prize of $8,000 and a third prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles.
Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will be delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.
For more information, please visit codecan.org/burt-award-canada