The Ann Connor Brimer Award

for Atlantic Canadian Children’s Literature

celebrates outstanding contributions to writing for Atlantic Canadian young people.

Starting in 2016, the focus of this annual award alternates between young adult literature and children’s literature. For the purposes of this award, young adult literature is for readers aged 12 to 17, and children’s literature is for readers up to 11 years old.


  • Alma Fullerton, The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker, Second Story Press

  • Vicki Grant, A Green Velvet Secret, Yundra Books

  • George Paul, Kepmite’taqney Ktapekiaqn – Le chant d’honneur – The Honour Song, Bouton d’Or Acadie

  • Jack Wong, The Words We Share, Annick Press

Submissions and Guidelines

Submissions are evaluated for their originality, creativity, and quality of writing. Illustration quality is not considered. Each year, the award presents a $5,000 prize to the writer of the winning title and $250 each to the writers of the two shortlisted titles. The next award will be presented in Spring 2024.