Call for Submissions: 2014 CCBC Children’s Book Awards

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is now accepting submissions for its six children’s book awards. The submission deadline for all awards is December 20, 2013.

If you click on the links below you will find information about each award. Please be sure to read all of the submission information and criteria for each of the awards, as it varies from award to award, and some of the criteria has changed from last year.

Only works by Canadian authors and illustrators are eligible for submission. The awards marked with an asterisk (*) are only open to Canadian publishers.

Books submitted that do not meet the eligibility requirements and criteria will not be considered and will not be returned. It is the publisher’s responsibility to determine what books are eligible for each award.

You are required to complete a Title Submission Form for each title being submitted. Each award has its own specific form which indicates the number of books required for each submission. The forms are available in two formats – PDF and RTF. Click on the PDF link or RTF link to download the title submission form(s).

  • TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)
  • Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)
  • Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)
  • Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)
  • John Spray Mystery Award Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)
  • Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy Title Submission Form (PDF / RTF)

The submission deadline for all awards is December 20, 2013. Please note this is a firm deadline. All submissions must be received by this date (not postmarked by this date), as the CCBC office will close for the holidays after December 20. Submissions received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Note to US publishers, foreign publishers and self-published authors using printers in the US: When you are sending your submissions, please make sure that all courier charges, including duty, are billed to the sender. The CCBC cannot incur these costs. Packages flagged as COD will be refused.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility or the awards in general, please contact Meghan Howe at 416.975.0010 ext. 222 or