Submissions Open for 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature

The Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature is a literary award and readership initiative established by CODE with the support of Canadian philanthropist Bill Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation.

The Burt Award is given annually to English-language literary works for young adults written by First Nations, Inuit or Métis authors.

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. Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of a minimum of 2,500 copies, which will be delivered to First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth across Canada.

Submission Deadline

Eligible manuscripts and books published between February 15, 2015 and March 31, 2016 must be submitted by publishers no later than March 31, 2016.

Guidelines and Application Form

For full award guidelines, the application form and other information, visit

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