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The Sally Manning Award for Indigenous creative non-fiction is here again. Presented in partnership with the Yellowknife Community Foundation, this award is dedicated to helping strong Indigenous voices tell their own stories about the North: its land and people. The award is given in honour of Sally Manning, a writer, teacher and lover of the North with the aim of fostering the talent of new writers.

Winner of the 2017 Sally Manning Award was Inuvik's Dennis Allen for his piece Timothy. Yellowknife's Tanya Roach was the 2016 winner for her piece Larga Love. The 2015, inaugural award winner was Adina Tarralik Duffy with Don't Cry Over Spilled Beads.

The contest is free and open to emerging First Nation, Inuit and Metis writers currently or formerly residing in the Yukon, NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik or Labrador.

Entries should feature a Northern theme and run from 1,000 to 2,500 words in length. This contest is open only to emerging writers and all entries should include a 50-word bio on a separate page. Only one submission will be accepted from each writer, per year.

Winners will be selected by a panel of jurors, to be named at a later date.

First prize: $1,000 and publication in an issue of Up Here magazine

Second prize: $500

Third prize: $250

Submission deadline: The contest is now closed.

Please send entries to sallymanningaward@uphere.ca, or mail them to:

The Sally Manning Awards
c/o Up Here magazine
Suite 800
4920-52nd Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T1