Susan Doherty Hannaford's debut novel, A Secret Music, has won the 2016 Grace Irwin Prize, and the young adult fiction prize, both awarded by the Word Guild. As well, A Secret Music won silver in the fiction category of young adult general fiction awarded by Literary Classics.
Awards & Competitions
The Writers' Union of Canada holds an annual literary award, Danuta Gleed Literary Award, for best first collection of short fiction, and an annual writing competition: Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers. The submission deadlines for the award and competitions remain the same each year.
Please send all Danuta Gleed submissions to the Toronto office:
600-460 Richmond St. W.,
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1
Please note that competition results can take up to three months to be announced. Results will be posted on TWUC's website. Submissions will not be returned.
Please note: If the annual deadline for any of the competitions falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will roll onto the next business day. Please check indivdual contest webpages for current deadlines.