Events and Important Dates

You’ll want to mark these important Scotiabank Giller Prize dates on your calendar. We hope you’ll tune in and join us, online or in person as the occasions present themselves.

Jury Announcement

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Submission Deadlines

2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize entries (finished books or galleys, no loose pages) are to be submitted according to the following schedule:

Deadline 1: February 12, 2021
Books published between October 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021, must be received on or before February 12, 2021.

Deadline 2: April 16, 2021
Books published between March 1, 2021, and April 30, 2021, must be received on or before April 16, 2021.

Deadline 3: June 18, 2021
Books published between May 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021, must be received on or before June 18, 2021.

Deadline 4: August 13, 2021
Books published between July 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, must be received on or before August 13, 2021.

Submissions received after the final deadline of August 13, 2021, will be deemed ineligible.

Longlist Announcement

September 8, 2021 // 10 a.m. ET

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist will be announced on September 8, 2021, during a virtual event. The announcement will be available simultaneously via email press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website and via related social media channels.

Shortlist Announcement

October 5, 2021

The 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist will be announced on October 5, 2021. The announcement will be available simultaneously via a press release, CNW, on the Scotiabank Giller Prize website, and via related social media channels.

Between the Pages

November 4, 2021

Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists is an hour of readings, questions and answers, and will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2021 shortlist. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, BTP will only take place at Koerner Hall in Toronto this year with a limited number of attendees. The event will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.

Winner Announcement

November 8, 2021 // 9 p.m. ET

Watch the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize broadcast on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service, where the winner will be announced.

#GillerWinner Twitter Chat

November 10, 2021 // 2:00 p.m. ET

Readers will have the opportunity to congratulate the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner during an hour-long #GillerWinner Twitter chat.