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2023 Alberta Literary Awards Call for Jurors

Deadline: October 28

The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is calling all readers, writers, teachers, and students to join our awards jury this season. This is an opportunity to be “in the room” when the 2023 finalists and winners are chosen. Every year the WGA presents awards in ten categories, plus the city book prizes, and we could not do this without the hard work and deliberation of our juries. Previous experience working on a literary awards jury is an asset but not necessarily required.

You would make a great juror if you:

  • feel qualified to adjudicate literary merit
  • Are fair and judicious and can identify conflicts of interest
  • Love to read
  • Work well with others
  • Can read a lot in a short period of time

We have openings on the jury for:

  • Fiction and Nonfiction Books
  • Poetry Book
  • Short Story
  • Short Non-Fiction story
  • Unpublished Essay
  • Children’s Chapter Book
  • Plays
  • City Book Prizes
  • memoir

All jurors are paid an honorarium for their help with this process. All materials will be received by mid-January and final decisions need to be made by early April. If you are interested in serving as a juror this year, please fill out the form below. Previous experience serving on a literary prize jury is not necessary but it is helpful to let us know that.

We will only be contacting those who have been selected to serve on juries.

You can fill out the form below or at this link: https://forms.gle/5DAW2F1mfyrQxfXM6

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