Media Release – 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 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, we are excited to reaffirm our commitment to celebrating the many high-quality books that Alberta publishers produce and share with the rest of Canada. “Our books act as ambassadors, carrying Alberta’s Story to readers nationwide across various genres,” says Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director of the BPAA. “We are pleased to recognize and celebrate the depth and diversity of titles published in Alberta, which contribute meaningfully to the wider Canadian literary landscape.”

The awards are open to all Alberta-owned and -controlled publishers, and nominated books must have been published between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023. Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2024. For more information on the awards submissions, eligibility, and process, please visit the Alberta Book Publishing Awards webpage

The winners of the 2024 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced at an awards gala, scheduled for September 24, 2024 at the Varscona Theatre in Edmonton. Further details will follow in the coming months.


For more information, please contact:

Kieran Leblanc, Executive Director
c: 780.918.8375

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