The Saskatchewan Book Awards offers 14 awards to celebrate, promote and reward Saskatchewan authors and publishers worthy of recognition.  For the 2024 award season, a jury of three industry professionals per award category will select up to five finalists, including the winner, for each of the following awards:

  • Book of the Year
  • Children’s Literature (alternates every two years with Young Adult Literature Award )
  • Fiction
  • First Book
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Writing
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Regina Book
  • Saskatoon Book
  • Scholarly Writing
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Publishing
  • Publishing
  • Publishing in Education
    Note: Le Prix du livre (offered every two years) will not be open until the 2025 award season.

Award winners are determined through a jury process of the highest integrity, by high-calibre jurors who are recognized as leaders with significant expertise in each award. In order to ensure the integrity of its award adjudication process, the staff and board each year recruits members of the writing and publishing community outside Saskatchewan, with one exception, to adjudicate the titles submitted for each award competition and select short-listed and winning titles.

Books submitted for each award category will be sent out to respective jury members in mid-November after the 2024 Call for Submissions closes. Jury members selected for adjudication will have up to 75 days to read titles submitted in their respective award categories and are expected to maintain confidentiality until the awards for each category are announced at the annual award ceremony. The SBA will arrange for jurors to meet by Zoom to select final shortlisted titles for consideration for prizes. Jurors will be able to keep the books reviewed; a small honorarium calculated to the number of books read will be provided.

All eligible titles adjudicated and shortlisted as finalists for 2024 Book Awards will be announced at the annual SBA Shortlist Announcement hosted by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild in February 2024. Shortlisted authors and winners of the 2024 Book Awards will be honoured at the annual SBA Gala in May 2024 hosted by the Saskatchewan Library Association in Regina

For more information on the Saskatchewan Book Awards’ Policies and Procedures pertaining to the Jury Selection and Adjudication Processes, pdfclick here.

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