The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award (WFNS)

[Complete submission information for all five Awards administered by the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia is available here

The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia manages five literary awards that are awarded during the Atlantic Book Awards gala, including the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, valued at $30,000 for the winning title. Established with the ongoing support from the Raddall family of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, this award honours the work of fiction writers in the Atlantic region and, as the family envisioned, provides “the gift of time and peace of mind” so essential to the creation of new work.

A writer may win the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award a maximum of three times. YA titles are ineligible for this award and should be submitted to the Ann Connor Brimer Award. Plays are ineligible for this award. For the 2023 award, the eligibility year runs from November 2, 2021, to November 1, 2022.

The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award was first presented in 1991: please visit the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia webpage for this Award (link: ) to submit and see a list of past winners.