Amazon.ca First Novel Award
The Amazon.ca First Novel Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a Canadian first-time novelist.
Arthur Ellis Awards
The Arthur Ellis Awards are presented annually by the Crime Writers of Canada for work from the crime fiction genre. They are presented in seven different areas, including short story, non-fiction and juvenile.
Barbara Novak Writing Award
The Professional Writers Association of Canada presents the Novak award annually for Excellence in Humour/ Personal Essay Writing.
Book of the Year for Children Award
The Canadian Library Association presents the Book of the Year for Children Award annually. Nominations can include any act of creative writing (fiction, poetry, narrative, non-fiction, retelling of traditional literature).
Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature
Established by CODE, in collaboration with William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, this award aims to provide engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada by recognizing excellence in English-language literary works for Young Adults by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors.
Canada-Japan Literary Awards
The Canada-Japan Literary Awards recognize literary excellence by Canadian writers writing on the subject of Japan, or Japanese culture.
Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards
The CAA Literary awards honour works by various Canadian authors that achieve excellence. Awards are offered for best play, poetry, historical non fiction and for emerging writers.
Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards
CBA Libris Awards are presented annually in 15 categories, including best fiction book of the Year, best children’s book and best non-fiction book of the year. A call for nominations is sent to CBA Members each spring.
Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards
Awards are administered by the CCBC include the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, and Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award.
CBC Literary Awards
The CBC Literary Awards are sponsored by the Canada Council and consist of $6,000 for the first prize and $4,000 for the second. Awards are given in both French and English in the categories of short story, creative nonfiction, and poetry.
Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
The Charles Taylor Prize celebrates excellence in the field of literary non-fiction in terms of style, language, and subtlety of thought and perception.
Cundill History Prize in History
The Cundill Prize in History is awarded annually to the author of a non-fiction book that is likely to have profound literary, social and academic impact in the area of history.
Danuta Gleed Literary Award
Through the Writers Union of Canada the prize will be awarded to a Canadian writer, for the best first collection of published short fiction in the English language. The award also carries second and third prizes.
Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
The League of Canadian Poets presents this award to the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year.
Governor General’s Literary Awards
The Governor General’s Literary Awards are presented annually by the Canada Council to the best book in each of the seven categories of fiction.
Griffin Poetry Prize
Each year, the Griffin trust recognizes excellence in both Canadian and International poetry.
Joseph S. Stauffer Prizes
The Canada Council awards the Stauffer prizes in the fields of music, visual arts, and literature each year. The award is designed to encourage young Canadians who demonstrate promise or potential.
The Molson prizes consist of $50,000 and are awarded annually to distinguished Canadians in the arts. The prize is possible because of an endowment from the Molson family. The Canada Council administers the award and chooses the winner.
MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction
This award is presented by the Canadian Authors Association and is given for a full-length novel.
National Business Book Award
The NBBA was established in 1985 to recognize the outstanding talent in Canadian business writing. It is widely considered one of Canada's most prestigious English-language book awards.
National Magazine Awards
The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian magazines through an annual program of awards.
Pat Lowther Memorial Award
Presented by the League of Canadian poets this award is given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year.
Periodical Marketers of Canada Aboriginal Literature Award
The Aboriginal Literature Award is a new award inspired by the goals of the First Nation Communities Read program. It will provide the creators of the First Nation Communities Read 2014-2015 title selection with a $5,000 prize.
Prix Aurora Awards
The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association present the Aurora annually for excellence in Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
The ReLit Awards were founded by author Kenneth J. Harvey and are presented in the areas of short fiction, poetry, and fiction.
Scotiabank Giller Prize
The Giller Prize, sponsored by Scotiabank, are held annually in recognition of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English.
Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing is a Canadian literary award, presented annually by the Writers’ Trust of Canada to the non-fiction book that best captures a political subject of interest to Canadian readers and enhances understanding.
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour
The Leacock award is presented annually to the best humour book from a Canadian.
Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
The Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is a juried award for excellence in works of fantasy. There are two awards: adult and young adult.
The Donner Prize
The Donner Prize annually rewards excellence and innovation in Canadian public policy writing. The aim of this award is to inspire lively debate on public policy issues and to reward provocative and excellent work that speaks to an informed readership.
The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards
This award is given in recognition for excellence in Christian writing within Canada.
Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards
The Canada Council presents the awards, worth $15,000, for outstanding achievement by mid-career artists in a variety of disciplines, including Writing and Publishing.
Writers’ Trust Awards
Through its various initiatives, the Writers’ Trust celebrates and rewards the talents and achievements of Canada’s novelists, short story writers, poets, biographers, and other writers.
Young Adult Canadian Book Award
The Young Adult Canadian Book Award was established by the Canadian Library Association in recognition of a book that appeals to young adults between the ages of 13 and 18. It must be a work of fiction.