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Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction


Note: The deadline for submissions has been revised to January 31, 2020

The Sally Manning Award for Indigenous creative non-fiction is here again. Presented in partnership with the Yellowknife Community Foundation, this award is dedicated to helping strong Indigenous voices tell their own stories about the North: its land and people. The award is given in honour of Sally Manning, a writer, teacher and lover of the North with the aim of fostering the talent of new writers.

Last year's winner was Cullen Crozier for The Duck Caller, a story told by his grandfather, the legendary Peter Fraser. The 2017 Sally Manning Award winner was Inuvik's Dennis Allen for his piece Timothy. Yellowknife's Tanya Roach was the 2016 winner for her piece Larga Love. The 2015, inaugural award winner was Tarralik Duffy with Don't Cry Over Spilled Beads.

The contest is free and open to emerging First Nation, Inuit, and Metis writers currently or formerly residing in the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik, or Labrador.

Entries should feature a northern theme and run from 1,000 to 2,500 words in length. This contest is open only to emerging writers and all entries should include a 50-word bio on a separate page. Only one submission will be accepted from each writer, per year.

Winners will be selected by a panel of jurors, to be named at a later date.

First prize: $1,000 and publication in an issue of Up Here magazine

Second prize: $500

Third prize: $250

Submission deadline: January 31, 2020

Please send entries to sallymanningaward@uphere.ca, or mail them to:

The Sally Manning Awards
c/o Up Here magazine
Suite 800
4920-52nd Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T1