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Northern libraries recognizing Northern authors

The Northern Lit Awards recognize the outstanding contribution Northern Ontario authors make to Northern culture.


Submissions for the 2019 Northern Lit Awards are now being accepted
Call for Nominations – English Fiction
Call for Nominations – English Nonfiction
Call for Nominations – French Fiction
Submissions must include five copies of each title


The Author

Authors must currently reside in or has significant links to Northern Ontario (districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Temiskaming, Thunder Bay).


The Book

  • must have been published within the last two years
  • must not have appeared on last year’s shortlist
  • must be a work of either fiction (English or French), including short stories or novellas, or nonfiction (excluding academic textbooks)
  • must be professionally published and reflect professional editing standards
  • must not be a work of poetry
  • must not be a work for children or teens/YA


Northern Lit Awards titles on OverDrive: https://odmc.overdrive.com/


Northern Lit Awards - Past Winners 

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