Announcing the Fourth Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

The Writers' Union of Canada

Pottersfield Press is once again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words in any of the following categories: history, memoir, autobiography, biography, literary journalism, political or social commentary, travel writing or virtually any existing or new category that uses the nonfiction medium to tell a story or put forward an idea.

The winners of the Third Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction are Luc Desroches of Dieppe, New Brunswick for second place and the first place honours go to Emily Taylor Smith of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The winning entry was No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé by Emily Taylor Smith about her long-distance trek of self-discovery and adventure. Second place went to Luc Desroches for his most timely manuscript, Working From Home for a Harmonious Life. Both are slated for publication this year.

The First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book along with a $1500 advance on 10% royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1000 advance on 10% royalties.

Deadline extended to April 30, 2021, but early submissions are encouraged.

Submit your manuscript electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to:

and include on the title page your name, address and email address.

Entry fee is $25 (includes HST) and can be paid by Interac Transfer (also to or by cheque made out to Pottersfield Press mailed to 248 Leslie Rd. East Lawrencetown, NS  B2Z 1T4 Canada  after the manuscript has been submitted by email.