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Book prize submissions now being accepted

October 16, 2020 / admin / Book Prize

The John Wesley Dafoe Foundation is once again pleased to solicit submissions for its annual Book Prize. The 2021 Dafoe Book Prize, valued at $10,000.00, will be awarded to a publication with a 2020 imprint “. . . for distinguished writing by Canadians, or authors resident in Canada, that contributes to the understanding of Canada, Canadians, and/or Canada’s place in the world.” Co- or multiple authored books are eligible, but not edited books consisting of chapters from many different authors.

A nominal submission fee of $50 per entry is required. Publishers and individuals are encouraged to submit their entries (four copies for each nominee), with the appropriate submission fee in cheque form payable to the J.W. Dafoe Foundation and forwarded to Dr. Andrea Rounce, Honorary Secretary, The Dafoe Foundation, c/o 635 Oakenwald Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 1M3 by Wednesday December 16th, 2020. Please note that late entries for books published in later November and December will be accepted into the new year, as long as we are advised that they are coming.

Formal announcement of the short list happens in early March 2021, followed by the announcement of the winner in late March. We hope that the Prize will be formally awarded to the author(s) at the Annual J.W. Dafoe Book Prize dinner in late spring.

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