The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick and The Fiddlehead are excited to launch the 3rd annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The program will celebrate books published in the 2017 calendar year and in four categories: poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children’s picture books. The awards will be presented at a gala ceremony in Saint John in May 2018.
 
The competition is open to traditionally published and self-published authors who have lived in the province for three of the last five years, including the award year. The Fiddlehead is accepting submissions untilDecember 1, 2017For more information on the eligibility criteria and to download the entry form, visit https://thefiddlehead.ca/content/new-brunswick-book-awards-0 or here.
 
 
The awards are Mrs. Dunster’s Award for Fiction, Alice Kitts Memorial Award for Excellence in Children’s Writing, The Fiddlehead Poetry Book Prize, and Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick Nonfiction Award.  
 
 The book awards program represents a partnership between the Writers’ Federation, which for 30 years has passionately supported the development of home-grown writers at all stages of development, and The Fiddlehead, Canada’s oldest literary magazine, which has nurtured New Brunswick’s literary culture for 70 years.