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Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF)
Award of $3,000 to a Quebec English-language author of children’s literature for an outstanding fiction, nonfiction, or poetry book for middle-grade or young adult readers. The awardee will be selected based on the significance of the contribution to Quebec English-language children’s literature.
To accommodate the breadth of this prize category, the Quebec Writers’ Federation has divided the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature into two sub-categories, to be split at about the grade three reading level, depending on length and theme. Longer chapter books, middle-grade and young adult literature will be awarded one year (in odd-numbered years). Picture books with text and beginner reading will be honored the year following (in even-numbered years).
In November 2019, QWF will award a prize to honor excellence in children’s and young adult literature by a Quebec English-language writer. The QWF Prize will be awarded to the author of the eligible book of fiction, non-fiction or poetry in the sub-category of longer chapter books, middle-grade and young adult literature that the jury deems to have made the most significant contribution of the year to the body of Quebec English-language children’s literature.
Picture books with text and beginner reading books published this year and next may be submitted next year for the 2020 QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.
Books deemed borderline by the publisher may be submitted in either year; QWF will determine the suitable category and, if required, will hold the submission for the following year and notify the publisher.
GrantWatch ID#: 170332
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The books, accompanied by the entry form(s) and a $25 registration fee per submission, should be sent to:
Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards
1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
Lori Schubert, Executive Director