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January 9, 2008
Submission deadline extended for 2008 Toronto Book Awards
Publishers and authors are invited to submit books for the 2008 Toronto Book Awards. The entry deadline has been extended one month. Books must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008.

The Toronto Book Awards honour authors of books of literary or artistic merit which are evocative of Toronto. The annual awards offer $15,000 in prize money. Each finalist receives $1,000 and the winning author receives the remaining prize money.

To be eligible, books must be published between January 1 and December 31, 2007. Fiction and non-fiction books published in English for adults or for children are eligible. Reprints, textbooks and manuscripts are not eligible.

To enter, submit six copies of a book that meets the criteria, along with your name, address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address to:

Toronto Book Awards Committee
℅ Toronto Protocol
City Clerk’s Office
2nd Floor, West, City Hall
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Find out more about the awards at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Bev Kurmey, Protocol Officer, 416-392-8191,



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