Trillium Book Award

By mmuise
Description:

Book publishers are invited to submit titles for consideration for the annual Trillium Book Award. There are prizes both for the winning recepients and their publishers. Furthermore, the publishers of all finalists receive a grant for promotion of their books prior to the announcement of the winners.

The Trillium Book Award was established by the Ontario Government in 1987 to “recognize excellence, support marketing and to foster increased public awareness of the quality and diversity of Ontario writers and writing.


Comments on Funding:

The prize for the Trillium Book Award, awarded in both English and French, is $20,000 for the winning recipients and $2,500 to their publisher. The Trillium Book Award for Poetry, which is awarded annually in English language and in French language every two years, provides a $10,000 prize to the winning poets and $2,000 to their publisher. The Trillium Book Award for Children’s Literature in French language only is awarded in alternate years to the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in French language, and provides a prize of $10,000 to the winning author and $2,000 to the publisher.

Deadline: January 31, 2024
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be book publishers;
  • have titles that have been published for the first time in 2022 calendar year, must be distributed in Canada, and still be in print and available for sale in the spring of 202


  • Eligibility requirements for all books being submitted:
  • books must be written by an Ontario writer who has lived in Ontario for at least three out of the past five years. In the case of a co-authored title, both authors must meet this rule and would split the prize money if selected as the winner.
  • only book publishers may submit titles for consideration;
  • submitted titles must have an ISBN and must have a minimum of 48 bound pages, except in the case of children’s books which must have a minimum of 24 pages;
  • books published only in e-book format are eligible for submission. If an e-Book is published simultaneously as a traditionally printed book during the eligibility year, the printed book is eligible and should be submitted. For books published only as e-Books, the electronic form is eligible, but the publisher must provide a copy, printed and bound.
  • collections and/or selections may be submitted provided that there is a substantive amount of material that has not previously been published in book format;
  • anthologies, new editions, re-issues, re-issues, reprints and translations are not eligible for submission.
  • books of all genre types may be submitted: fiction, non-fiction, drama and children’s books are all eligible.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. complete the online Trillium Book Award Submission Form and include one eBook of each title in EPUB or PDF format;

2. send one (1) copy of the submitted title with a completed copy of the Trillium Book Award Submission Form to Ontario Creates at 175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501, Toronto, ON M4W 3R8.

3. submit their applications as soon as possible for titles published between January and October 2022, and no later than November 14, 2022, and; upon publication for titles published in November and December 2022 and no later than January 31, 2023.



Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit with their application form:
1. one (1) eBook of each title in EPUB or PDF format which they will upload to Ontario Creates’ online submission form;
2. one (1) paper copy of each title (if submitting a book published only in e-book format, the publisher must provide 1 copy, printed and bound). Ontario Creates will not return books and may donate them to an organization or initiative of its choosing;
3. a hard copy completed submission form.

Other Things to Note:

Deadlines:
1. November 10, 2023 – for titles published between January - October 2023.
2. January 31, 2024 – for titles published in November and December 2023.
- one (1) eBook of each title in EPUB or PDF format must be uploaded to Ontario Creates’ online submission form
- two (2) paper copies of each title must be submitted along with a hard copy completed submission form.

About the author
mmuise