Margaret and John Savage First Book Award

2017 Margaret and John Savage First Book Award Call for Submissions: Click here for Award Criteria and submission forms.

The Dartmouth Book Awards Steering Committee is pleased to offer for the first time two prizes to honor outstanding first books published in 2017. One prize will go to the author of a debut work of fiction, the other to the author of a debut work of non-fiction. A cash prize will accompany each award but the amounts have not yet been confirmed. Publishers with eligible titles are asked to submit 4 copies along with a completed submission form. The entry fee is 20.00 per title (cheques made payable to the Dartmouth Book Awards). Please read the eligibility criteria before submitting titles.

The deadline for receipt is Friday, November 10th, 2017. A panel of judges, made up of library representatives and community members, will choose the finalists. Finalist titles will be announced in March 2018. Winners of the awards will be announced at an awards ceremony later in May 2018.