Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is now accepting submissions for the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards.

Established in 1994, the Alberta Book Publishing Awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry. The awards are adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada, who select the very best examples of Alberta publishing in up to 16 award categories.

This year, the Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction will be presented to an Alberta publisher for the first time. The award was renamed after the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards to honour Douglas Barbour, who was a tireless supporter of the science fiction and fantasy scene of Alberta book publishing for over half a century.

The awards are open to all Alberta-owned and -controlled publishers and nominated books must have been published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2022. For more information on the awards submissions, eligibility, and process, please visit the Alberta Book Publishing Awards webpage. Further details on the date and format of the awards presentation will follow in the coming months.

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For more information, please contact:

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director
c: 780.918.8375
e: kleblanc@bookpublishers.ab.ca

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