The annual program of awards hosted by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) is now accepting submissions, with deadlines approaching this Friday for three of the writing awards:
- Feature Writing (over 1200 words): Open to PWAC and non-PWAC members; includes a cash prize of $500
- Short Articles (1200 words or fewer): Open to PWAC and non-PWAC members; includes a cash prize of $500
- Barbara Novak Award for Humour/Personal Essay Writing: Open exclusively to PWAC members
Previous winners include National Magazine Award laureates Kaitlin Fontana, Jay Somerset, Omar Mouallem, Stephen Kimber, Jeremy Klaszus and more.
Other awards offered by PWAC have deadlines next Friday (March 22):
- Lawrence Jackson Outstanding Achievement Award: Open exclusively to PWAC members
- Regional Volunteer Awards: Open exclusively to PWAC members
- Editor of the Year: PWAC members may nominate any editor regardless of their membership status
The winners will be announced at the annual PWAC conference in Toronto in June. More info at PWAC.