Entries are now being accepted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, one of the awards given as part of The Calgary Awards, The City’s official awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions by individuals and organizations in the community.
Details on The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize submission process are available by visiting www.writersguild.ca or calling 1-800-665-5354. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15, 2016.
The City of Calgary established the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize in honour of the late Calgary writer W.O. Mitchell to recognize literary achievement by Calgary authors. The $5,000 prize is awarded each year for an outstanding book published in the preceding award year. The 2014 recipient was Chris Turner for the book titled, How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports From an Age of Radical Change.
A short-list of authors and the book prize recipient will be announced in the fall of 2016.
The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize is administered through a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Writers Guild of Alberta.
The City of Calgary established the Calgary Awards in 1994 to celebrate and recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by Calgarians. Each year, individuals, corporations, community groups, schools and organizations are nominated in 16 award categories. The deadline for nominations for the remainder of the Calgary Awards is May 6, 2016. Watch for announcements on the Calgary Awards and this year’s award categories in early March 2016 at calgary.ca/calgaryawards.