The Atlantic Writing Competition is an annual program designed to honour work by unpublished writers in all four Atlantic Provinces. Entry is open to writers unpublished in the category of writing they wish to enter. Prizes are presented in the fall of each year. The deadline for submissions to the 2015 Atlantic Writing Competition is January 7, 2016. Revised program guidelines concerning eligibility, submission procedures, adjudication process, and timeline are now online. The 2016 AWC is now closed. Congratulations to all who entered. Please do not contact the office to enquire on the status of your entry. Timeline information can be found by clicking the link above.  



The East Coast Literary Awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Atlantic Canada. The number of titles submitted each year are a testament to the diversity and quality of writing from all four Atlantic provinces. And although jurors have the unenviable task of selecting one winner for each Award, each year's shortlists introduce local, national, and international readers to a tremendous body of work and the vibrant culture of the region.    

Currently, the Awards are:

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $25,000 for the winning title;
J.M. Abraham Poetry Award, valued at $2,000 for the winning title; and  
The Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award, valued at $2,000 for the winning title.  

For information about the individual Awards, please use the links above or in the left-hand sidebar.