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2022 Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize

The award was created to bring literary recognition to Canadian talent and kick-start the careers of debut authors. A $10,000 CAD cash prize will be awarded to a book in each of three categories: Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, and a rotating Genre Fiction category, which is Romance this year. In addition, each winning author receives promotional marketing and ongoing communications support throughout 2022. Missing from the list is Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy, by Rachel RIcketts; Cure Bound by M.L. Philpitt, published by M.L. Philpitt; Sarah Meets Mace, by Ryan James Patrick; The Way Maker, by Arlie Sheelin, published by Pursuing Dreams; For the Record, by Nicole Lam; and Dad Jokes and Pine Cones, by C.J. Banks

by Kerry Clare