The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards.
Established in 1994, the Alberta Book Publishing Awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry. The awards are adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada, who select the very best examples of Alberta publishing in up to 16 award categories.
This year, the ‘Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction’ will be presented to an Alberta publisher for the first time. The award was renamed after the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards to honour Douglas Barbour, who was a tireless supporter of the science fiction and fantasy scene of Alberta book publishing for over half a century.
The awards are open to all Alberta-owned and -controlled publishers, and nominated books must have been published between Jan. 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021.
Submissions will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2022. For more information on the awards submissions, eligibility, and process, visit the Alberta Book Publishing Awards webpage. Further details on the date and format of the awards presentation will follow in the coming months.