Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature – CODE

Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature

Description: The Burt Award aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada. The award is given annually to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) by First Nations, Métis or Inuit authors or translators (if applicable).
Prize: A First Prize of $12,000, a Second Prize of $8,000 and a Third Prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the authors and translators (if applicable) of the winning titles. Winning publishers will participate in a guaranteed book purchase and distribution program in which CODE commits to purchasing a minimum of 2500 copies of each title at a bulk discount for distribution to schools, libraries, and Friendship Centres that serve First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Contact Info: website or contact Catherine Belshaw, Literary Awards Officer, at 613-232-3569 ext. 233 or CBelshaw@codecan.org.
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