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Barbara Novak Writing Award


  [PWAC National Office]

215 Spadina Avenue
Suite #130

Toronto ON M5T 2C7




The Professional Writers Association of Canada presents the Novak award annually for Excellence in Humour/ Personal Essay Writing.

This award was established in 2005 to honour the memory of the late PWAC member Barbara Novak. The award recognizes excellence in the genre of humour and/or personal essay writing by a PWAC member.


  • Cost to Enter: $20

  • Submission Deadline: Apr 20, 2018

  • First Prize: $200

Barbara Novak Writing Award is listed in the following categories:


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