Call for 2018 Submissions

The Dartmouth Book Awards Steering Committee is pleased to offer two prizes of $2,500 each to honour books published in 2017 which have contributed the most to the enjoyment and understanding of Nova Scotia and its people. One prize will go to the author of a work of fiction, the other to the author of a work of non-fiction. Two further prizes will go to the winner of the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, one for Fiction and one for Non-Fiction. Publishers with eligible titles are asked to submit 4 copies along with a completed submission form (found here). The entry fee is $20.00 per title (cheques made payable to the Dartmouth Book Awards). Please read the eligibility criteria before submitting titles. Eligibility criteria and other information about the awards are available by clicking here.  The deadline for receipt is FRiday, November 10th, 2017.  A panel of judges, made up of library representatives and community members, will choose the finalists. Finalist titles will be announced on March 27, 2018 at Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, NS. Winners of the awards will be announced at the Atlantic Writing Awards to be held Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library, Halifax, NS.  Note that only shortlisted authors will be notified once selections are made.