Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing
Deadlines June 20, September 19, November 28 (must be received by these dates), formerly July 15, September 13, November 22. Recommended free contest awards C$25,000 for literary nonfiction books about Canadian politics by Canadian citizens or permanent residents and first published in Canada during the calendar year. Deadline varies depending on when the book was published: Books published between January 1 and June 19 must be received by June 20; those published between June 20 and September 18 must be received by September 19; and those published between September 19 and December 31 must be received by November 28. Publishers should complete online entry form and upload author and book cover images; send 5 copies of the book and list of titles published by that publisher, to establish eligibility. Sponsored by the Writers' Trust of Canada and named after Shaughnessy Cohen, an outspoken and popular Member of Parliament from Ontario.
Published: May 14, 2018