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We are pleased to present the second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize - an award that supports talented debut authors.

Contest Closed

The submission period for the 2016 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize is now closed – thank you to all who participated.

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The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize submission period begins on February 4, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") and ends on March 11, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. To be eligible, authors must submit an English language, full-length novel or a collection of short stories or essays, which is their first published book. Author must be a Canadian citizen or legal resident of Canada who has reached the age of majority in their respective jurisdiction at the time of entry. The award is eligible only to Entrants who published works during the 2015 calendar year in one of the categories of Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction – Romance, and Non-Fiction. Kobo will select one (1) winner in each category, for a total of three (3) winners. Each winner will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000 CAD, as well as support from Kobo through prominent merchandising, marketing and communications activities during 2016. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. For more Kobo Emerging Writer Prize details and Official Rules, please click here.