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Calls Of Interest

Deadline: June 30, 2023 - 2:00 pm (SK Time)
Yolanda Hansen - Program Manager
Deadline: June 30, 2023 - 2:00 pm (SK Time)

Call for Submissions - 2023 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award in Literary Nonfiction


The SWG is now receiving submissions for the 2023 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award in Literary Nonfiction.


The John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award recognizes excellence in unpublished book-length manuscripts. The award rotates between the genres of poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction:


Prose submissions are welcome, but are not limited to, memoirs, biography, historical investigation, literary journalism, political commentary, social or cultural criticism and essays that are personal or lyric or narrative. We will not accept nonfiction work that is technical or instructional work, conventional newspaper reportage or nonfiction work characterized by a neutral (so-called objective) third-person perspective.


Prizes are as follows: 1st place:  $1,000; 2nd place: $650; 3rd place: $350.


Winners will read from their work at the John V. Hicks Awards ceremony at SWG's Conference in Saskatoon at the Park Town Hotel on October 22, 2023.


Deadline: June 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm. Our submission process has changed this year: please read the complete submission guidelines here. Complete manuscript submission packages must be received at the SWG Office by 4:30 pm on June 30.



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