The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is preparing to celebrate another successful year with the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards. Writers from across Alberta and their publishers are invited to check out and submit to this year’s award categories.
Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category. The winners will be announced at the 2018 Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Calgary in June. The awards presentation will take place in conjunction with the 2018 WGA Conference.
Deadline: December 31, 2017
The 2018 Awards
1. Prizes of $1500 will be awarded in the following categories:
- R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature (chapter books)
- Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction
- Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction
- Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (plays published or produced)
- Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry
2. Prizes of $700 will be awarded in the following categories:
- James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction (published pieces)
- Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Story (published only)
- Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award (unpublished pieces)
3. Award submissions can also be entered to qualify for the following city book prizes:
- The Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize ($10,000 prize)
- The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize ($5000 prize)
4. And we will be accepting nominations for the Golden Pen AwardSubmit Now
The Alberta Literary Awards were created by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA. Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and quality of writing, as well as appropriate fit within a category.
2017 Alberta Literary Awards Sponsors and Supporters
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta gratefully acknowledges the following supporters our 2017 Awards:
- Tony Johnson
- Vanna and Guy Tessier
- Aritha van Herk
- Nicole Duley
- Writers’ Guild of Alberta Board of Directors
If you are interested in becoming an award sponsor, gala sponsor, or donor for 2018, please contact us.