Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022

Sutherland House is establishing an annual prize for the best nonfiction book project, open to both new and experienced writers anywhere in the world. The winner will receive a contract for publication with Sutherland House including a $10,000 (Can.) advance.

The prize will emphasize works of narrative non-fiction that require substantial research or subject matter expertise. It will be awarded to a work in progress, either a well-developed proposal or a first-draft manuscript. This will allow our editors to work with the prize winner, providing editorial guidance toward the project’s completion. At minimum, entrants should have a written overview of the book, a sample chapter, and a thorough chapter-by-chapter synopsis.

Writers do not need an agent to submit, although agents are welcome to submit the work of writers they represent. The 2022 Sutherland House Nonfiction Prize will be judged by Sutherland House editors. Sutherland House will announce the winning submission by December 1, 2022.

Click HERE to read the rules and how to enter.

2 thoughts on “$10,000 Nonfiction Prize

  1. Liz Batstone says:

    since the guidelines state that you are emphasizing narrative nonfiction requiring extensive research and subject expertise, am I correct in assuming that memoirs will not be considered for this particular prize?

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