If you are a publisher and are interested in submitting an entry for the 2024 Scotiabank Giller Prize, please review highlights from the submission package by scrolling down. You can download the complete submission requirements in PDF format by clicking the button below.
As of 2016, the system by which publishers may submit titles to the Scotiabank Giller Prize has changed. For submissions for the 2024 Prize, the number of books a publisher can submit will depend on that imprint’s inclusion on longlists and shortlists over the history of the Prize, as follows:
1 submission – imprints with no listings
2 submissions – imprints with longlisting(s) and/or shortlisting(s)
Submissions will not be accepted from newly created imprints of existing publishers. Any new imprints, created after the 2015/2016 prize eligibility period will be included in the publisher’s quota.
The system whereby publishers are requested to submit a complete list of eligible titles remains the same and the judges will continue to have the option to call-in any of these titles.
The rule which allows submissions of new works by an author who has previously won the Giller Prize remains unchanged and is not included in the publisher’s submission quota.
Previous winners of the Governor General’s Awards will no longer receive an automatic submission and new works by these authors will be included in the publisher’s submission quota.
View the complete list of past longlists and shortlists.
DETAILS AND RULES FOR THE 2024 PRIZE
Any eligible book that is entered for the Scotiabank Giller Prize shall not be eligible unless its publisher agrees:
- If a book is shortlisted, to pay $2,000 to the Prize as a contribution towards shortlist advertising and promotion.
- To secure a signed commitment from the author, at the time a book is longlisted, to ensure the finalist agrees, that: if their book is shortlisted, there is an understanding, agreement, and fulfilled obligation on the part of the publisher and author that there will be a series of events highlighting and promoting the shortlisted author, in addition to the gala, that the author is committed to attending and taking part in all events. If their book is shortlisted, the publisher and author agree, in a timely fashion, and before the above-mentioned events are underway, to sign approximately 2,000 copies of their book, all of which will be purchased from the publisher by Scotiabank for internal distribution.
- To spend an appropriate sum on media advertising for the winning book.
- To prepare and encourage its nominated and/or winning author(s) to participate in all reasonable publicity associated with the Scotiabank Giller Prize, including interviews, readings, and appearances.
- To use their best efforts to sticker copies of the shortlisted and/or winning book(s) on all subsequent reprints with the Scotiabank Giller Prize seals (to be provided by the Prize) and, when including facsimiles of the Scotiabank Giller Prize seal on all reprints of the shortlisted and/or winning book(s), to secure the prior approval of the Prize with respect to artwork.
- All publishers will be required to sign a permissions agreement for books submitted to the Scotiabank Giller Prize granting the Scotiabank Giller Prize the right to excerpt, chapter, or short story from the works of your authors who are nominated for or named the winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for use in any Scotiabank Giller Prize promotional activity leading up to and following the Giller Gala.
- To comply with rule 5.i.
- That if a book is longlisted, the author will commit to participating in the Giller Book Club the following year. These virtual events will be held between January and June 2025.
5. SUBMISSIONS PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES
Daphna Rabinovitch, Submissions Manager
Submissions can be sent to:
Scotiabank Giller Prize
c/o Daphna Rabinovitch
499 Douglas Avenue
E-materials can be sent to: