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Whistler Independent Book Awards

The Whistler Independent Book Awards is entering its third year, and Canadian Authors — Metro Vancouver Branch will once more assist in the selection of finalists from the shortlist. Winners of fiction and non-fiction awards will be selected by well-known BC authors.

WIBA, the Whistler Independent Book Awards, are the only juried Canadian awards for self-published authors. As part of the prize package, winning manuscripts will be published and distributed nationally. These awards are produced jointly by the Whistler Writing Society and Vivalogue Publishing.

Submissions for the 2018 Awards open March 1, 2018.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Whistler Writers' Festival, which takes place October 11–14, 2018.


Writers Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Darcie Friesen Hossack, JJ Lee, and Sue Oakey Baker will serve as the judges.



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Updated: March 10, 2018