Glengarry Book Award Application Package
Application Deadline: October 9, 2023
Established in 2021 through an endowment by Claire Kramer, the Glengarry Book Award is a $20,000 (CAD) prize awarded for the first edition of an English novel or book of short fiction. Eligible books must have been published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.
The Glengarry Book Award is inspired by and contributes to the province of Saskatchewan’s rich literary culture. It is open to established professional writers of fiction with a significant body of published work, recognition and awards. Authors must describe their connection to Saskatchewan (e.g., whether born in the province, currently living there or developed a career while residing there) and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
The Glengarry Book Award is funded through an endowment established by Claire Kramer. The recipient of the Glengarry Book Award will be announced by December 31, 2023.
About Claire Kramer
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Claire Kramer is a patron and supporter of the arts, a booklover and founding trustee of the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts. The Glengarry Book Award was established in recognition of one-room schools, and the role they played in the early education of those who would shape the future of this vast land. In announcing the establishment of the Glengarry Book Award, she stated:
“Saskatchewan has a history of producing renowned writers who have made significant contributions to literature in Canada. I am delighted to establish this annual award in support of literary excellence from or influenced by living in our province.”
About The Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts
The Glengarry Book Award is managed and administered by The Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts (SFFA). The SFFA is a public Foundation dedicated to creating a legacy of financial support for the arts and artists in Saskatchewan, through the generous financial support of individuals, organizations, and corporations. Volunteer led and staffed by a board of trustees, the Foundation was established to support the arts and artists of Saskatchewan in perpetuity. The SFFA creates opportunities for private individuals, businesses, and corporations to build permanent and stable resources for the arts.
Upon the establishment of the Glengarry Book Award, Gursh Barnard, presiding Chair of the SFFA, stated: “This landmark award follows the long history of Saskatchewan patrons supporting and celebrating the arts. We are honoured to be a part of this annual legacy award that recognizes the creativity of writers from or who made their mark on Saskatchewan.”
Please visit www.saskartsfoundation.com for more information on the Foundation and its full range of Awards.
The application process is managed online through www.saskartsfoundation.com. Once submitted you will be able to make edits until 11:59 p.m. (PT) on October 9, 2023, at which point the application will be locked in. Should you be unable to submit an online application, please contact the SFFA Award Consultant for assistance. Copies of the book or novel of short fiction under consideration are to be mailed or delivered to the SFFA.
• Only the author of the book may apply.
• Authors must describe their connection to Saskatchewan (e.g., whether born in the province, currently living there, or developed a career while residing there) and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must reside in Canada.
• Only books published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, are eligible for the Glengarry Book Award.
• Only one submission per applicant will be accepted. The award will be given to a single author.
• The Award is limited to FICTION novels or books of short story collections.
• The first edition must be in the English language and be a minimum of 200 interior pages in length.
• The title must have an ISBN, which must be recorded on the application form.
• E-books are eligible for consideration, using the following criteria:
• 7 hard copies of the book are to be provided on 8.5″ x 11″
• the e-book must not have been previously published in printed format prior to July 1, 2022.
• links to the downloadable e-book must be provided.
• Posthumous submissions.
• Canadian authors who do not reside in Canada.
• Previously published works.
• Revisions, even with substantial new content, and reprinted titles.
• Self-published books.
• Graphic novels, Comic books, and books for young adults.
• All eligible submissions are adjudicated by a formal, arms-length jury drawn from Canadian authors, Canadian literary organizations, and Canadian readers.
• The deliberations of the jury will be confidential.
• The jury will select the recipient.
The personal and confidential information provided by an applicant is required to process their application, and is collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with appropriate legislation. Personal information will only be shared as necessary to facilitate the jury process. The name of the Glengarry Book Award recipient, their community of residence, the title of the book and the award amount will be made known publicly.
Conditions of Entry
• The author must agree in writing to acknowledge the Glengarry Book Award and the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts.
• For a period of two (2) years following the awarding of the prize, the Glengarry Book Award and the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts will be acknowledged at book readings, appearances and public events related to the book.
• The Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts may publicly promote the winning entry and personal details provided by the author in their application (i.e. name, biography, synopsis, etc.) on the SFFA website, its social media accounts, and other documentation at the sole discretion of the SFFA.
• Complete an online submission at saskartsfoundation.com (Glengarry Book Award)
• The final deadline for submissions is October 9, 2023.
• Each entry must be accompanied by a current author biography, statement of Saskatchewan connection, the author’s social media accounts (if applicable), a JPG of the author, and JPG of the book cover to be submitted online.
• Seven (7) printed copies of each entry, including e-books.
Upon Confirmation of Your Application
We will confirm your eligibility and application acceptance by email or phone within 5 business days of the receipt of your application.
• Seven (7) printed copies of each entry, including e-books, must be mailed or delivered to the Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts no later than October 11, 2023;
• No books submitted will be returned to applicants.
Address for Mailing
The Saskatchewan Foundation For the Arts
P.O. Box 32163
RPO Victoria Square
Regina, SK S4N 7L2
• Up to three (3) pages of additional material, such as reviews, may be included in PDF format. Include the source and date of publication.