Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

2016 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award Call for Submissions: Click here for Award Criteria and submission forms.

The Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, presented for the first time in 2003 with a value of $2,500 recognizes the best first book of fiction or non-fiction published in the previous year by an Atlantic writer. Margaret and John Savage were instrumental in establishing the Dartmouth Book and Writing Awards in 1989. The First Book Award is funded by the generous support of Collins Barrow LLP, Weed Man Maritimes, and the family of John and Margaret Savage.