You have until Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished work of nonfiction, up to 2,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

The 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize is still open for submissions.

You have until Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished work of nonfiction, up to 2,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement.

You may submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing or a feature article.

The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.

The winner will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, have the opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and have their work published on CBC Books.

Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their work published on CBC Books.

Submissions are read by a panel of established writers and editors from across the country. The shortlist and winner will be decided by a jury comprised of three prominent Canadian writers.

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