The winner of the third annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction is No Thanks, I Want to Walk: Two Months on Foot Around New Brunswick and the Gaspé, by Emily Taylor Smith. The book is about her long-distance trek of self-discovery and adventure.
Second place went to Luc Desroches, for his timely manuscript, Working From Home for a Harmonious Life. Both are slated for publication in the coming year.
Pottersfield Press is 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 First Prize winner will receive a contract for the publication of the winning book, along with a $1,500 advance on 10 percent royalty for all sales. The Second Prize winner will also see the publication of the book and a $1,000 advance on 10 percent royalties.
The deadline is March 31, 2021. Early submissions are encouraged.
Submit your manuscript electronically as a double spaced basic Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address and email on the title page. There is a $25 (including HST) entry fee that can be paid by Interac Transfer to email@example.com, or by cheque to Pottersfield Press, mailed to 248 Leslie Rd, East Lawrencetown, NS, B2Z 1T4, Canada, after the manuscript has been submitted by email.