Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
Deadlines March 10, May 19, July 14 (must be received by these dates), formerly March 11, May 20, July 15. Highly recommended free contest from Writers' Trust of Canada gives top prize of C$60,000 for nonfiction published in Canada between October 1 of the previous year and September 30 of the deadline year by Canadian citizens or permanent residents. Deadline varies depending on when book was published: books published between October 1, 2020 and March 9, 2021 must be received by March 10; those published between March 10 and May 18 must be received by May 19; and those published between May 19 and September 30 must be received by July 14. Publishers should submit entry form, digital copies of each title, press kit, and list of titles published by that publisher, to establish eligibility via sponsor's online form. Because of the pandemic, publishers will be contacted after the July deadline with instructions on how to send two hard copies of each book; do not mail hard copies until requested by the sponsor. See website for detailed requirements.
Published: February 13, 2021