Winners Announced for the Third Annual Pottersfield Prize for Creative Nonfiction

Pottersfield Press is again looking for submissions from writers who can provide a manuscript of 30,000 to 150,000 words

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 pottersfieldcreative@gmail.com. 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 pottersfieldcreative@gmail.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.

Written By

Lesley Choyce is the author of 87 books. He runs Pottersfield Press and has been teaching English and Creative Writing at Dalhousie for over thirty years. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Ann Connor Brimer Award and has been shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal and the Governor General's Award.

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