Announcing the First Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Pottersfield Press has published such distinguished nonfiction authors as Harold Horwood, Thomas Raddall, Joan Baxter, Neil Peart, Jon Tattrie, Steven Laffoley, Lindsay Ruck, Jim Lotz, Claire Mowat, Harry Thurston and many others. Now the press hopes to further enhance its creative nonfiction publishing program with the first annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction.

Pottersfield is 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.


Creative nonfiction is becoming the most popular genre in publishing today and we would like to find new manuscripts to add to our growing list of books.


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 is March 30, 2018 but early submissions are encouraged.


Submit your manuscript electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to:
pottersfieldcreative@gmail.com 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 pottersfieldcreative@gmail.com) 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.


Pottersfield Press was founded in 1978 and has published over 180 books by some of the Canada’s finest writers. More  information about our titles can be found on the Pottersfield website www.pottersfieldpress.com 

As this is the first time for this award, and the publisher is not a member of the CFU, we share this opportunity without endorsement and encourage all members to use their discretion before sharing their work through any submission process.


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