The Bermuda Literary Awards were started by Government in 1999 to honour literary achievement by Bermuda’s writers, and are administered by the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs. The deadline for submission for this year’s award is July 27th, 2012.
Prizes include The Brian Burland Prize for Fiction: $2,000, The Prize for Non-Fiction: $2,000, The Prize for Children and Young Adult Fiction: $2,000, The Cecile Musson Prize for Poetry: $2,000 and The Prize for Drama: $2,000.
A spokesperson said, “The aims of the Bermuda Government in offering these awards are:
- To recognize significant contributions to the development of Bermudian culture
- To honour creative works and uphold the writer’s role in society
- To preserve and promote the highest standards of Bermudian literature
“Authors must be Bermudian or normally resident in Bermuda for at least ten years and eligible books will be those first published in English after February 1st, 2007 and before June 1st, 2012.”
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