Prairie Grindstone Prize


Calgary, AB CA

The Prairie Grindstone Prize is worth $50,000 and will go to writers in Alberta and Saskatchewan, alternating from year to year — starting with Alberta in 2023.

The literary prize is aimed at acknowledging hardworking and perhaps under-appreciated writers of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction in the prairies.

To be eligible, the writer must be a resident of the province for the past five years, must have a minimum of four professionally published books and must be an active member of the local writing community. Authors may not self nominate and recipients will be selected by a jury of peers.

Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $50,000

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