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Funny Pages Award

Submit a book

for consideration...

Our Selection Committee is now accepting books to be considered for our first annual Funny Pages Readers Choice Awards (April 2022). Books can be any genre. They can also be sad, scary, mysterious, serious, thought-provoking, or even, within limits, controversial — but they do have to make kids laugh. Preferably hard.

Four Funny Pages Awards will be presented: one fiction and one non-fiction each in the elementary division (Grades 4 through 6) and in the middle-grade division (Grades 7 and 8).

Submission Requirements


Books must be commercially available in Canada and written by a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident.


Series books : only books that can stand alone without having read the previous books will be considered.


All books must have a print run of at least 450 copies.


All nominated titles must be available in .epub so that readers who have a print disability are able to participate in the program.


Titles that are commercially available in digital formats in Canada must be available for public and school library purchase without restrictions at the time of the nomination.


A fee of $25 per title to be considered for the short list. Please make out cheque to Funny Pages Foundation.


Please send THREE COPIES OF EACH TITLE to be considered to:


Funny Pages Submissions

c/o Writers Federation of Nova Scotia

1113 Marginal Road

Halifax, NS

B3H 4P7

Selection Criteria

Our number one criterion is humour. We love it in any form — slapstick, silly, goofy, gross-out, observational, punny, you name it — as long as it’s not unkind. Other important factors we’ll be considering are:

  • craft of the writer
  • appropriateness to target audience
  • a range of readability
  • a variety of themes, content and genres to appeal to different audiences.
  • cultural, gender, ability and geographical diversity
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