Hamilton Literary Awards

Celebrating 25 years Hamilton storytelling!

The Hamilton Arts Council invites local authors to submit books for consideration in this year's 25th Annual Hamilton Literary Awards.

Prizes are awarded in each of the following categories: Poetry, Non-fiction, Fiction and the Kerry Schooley Book Award for the book that is the most evocative of Hamilton. The Kerry Schooley Award can be awarded to a book in any genre.

To be eligible in the Fiction, Non-­fiction and Poetry Book categories an entry must be:

• a published book of literary merit with an ISBN number
• a minimum of 48 bound pages (children’s books may be shorter)
• published in the previous calendar year
• written by an author residing in the City of Hamilton** who is a Canadian citizen or has landed immigrant status
• single authored or co-­‐‑authored (maximum two authors, provided that both authors meet the residency requirements)
** To meet the residency requirements, authors must live in Hamilton at the time of the award submission deadline and / or book publication, and a minimum of 12 consecutive months up to and including either or both dates.

To be eligible in The Kerry Schooley Book Award category an entry must be:

• a published book of literary merit with an ISBN number
• a minimum of 48 bound pages (children’s books may be shorter)
• published in the previous calendar year
• written by an author who has resided in Hamilton for a significant portion of their life, who is a Canadian citizen or has landed immigrant status and may or may not be a current resident.
• single authored or co-­‐‑authored (maximum two authors, provided that both authors meet the residency requirements)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 11, 2018 (EST 4PM)

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The Hamilton Literary Awards are an annual literary event with the goal of recognizing and celebrating the best of our city’s published authors.  The Awards are presented to books of outstanding merit and quality in the categories of Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction by authors residing in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. The Hamilton Literary Awards also include the Kerry Schooley Book Award to be given to the book that is most evocative of the City of Hamilton and/or surrounding area. The Kerry Schooley Book Award has been named in honour of the late Kerry Schooley who was a tireless advocate for literary arts in Hamilton.

For a list of previous Winners please DOWNLOAD THE PDF.