Dayne Ogilvie Prize for an Emerging LGBTQ writer

Winner: $4,000

Prize Guidelines

The Dayne Ogilvie Prize provides $4,000 annually to an emerging gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer writer who demonstrates great promise through a body of work of exceptional quality. It is the only prize of its kind in Canada serving the LGBTQ community. One or two additional writers receive a $250 honorarium as Honour of Distinction recipients in recognition of their career success to date.

Writers who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and have had at least one book published by a Canadian publisher, are eligible. They must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents. While no age restriction exists, the grant is intended for writers who are developing in their writing career and not for well-established writers. Annually, a three-person jury will be convened to select the recipient of the award.

An independent jury selects the winner, and there is no submission process.



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