Canadian Authors Association

Professional Development Opportunity for CAA Members

Whistler Independent Book Awards

Please complete the following form. This will enable us to assign the appropriate titles to you for review. Reviewers will be given at least six weeks to evaluate up to three titles in a genre  matched to their interests and writing expertise.

In return for their support, reviewers and their books will be featured on this contest website (Canadian Authors Reviewers).

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    The Writers’ Union of Canada

    Writers' Union of Canada
    The Writers’ Union of Canada is the national organization of professionally published book authors. Now over 2,100 members strong, the Union was founded in 1973 to work with governments, publishers, booksellers, and readers to improve the conditions of Canadian writers.


    Canadian Authors Association
    Canadian Authors offer aspiring, emerging, and professional writers opportunities and resources to hone their writing and business skills, network with others, and thrive in a community of like-minded professionals. Canadian Authors members volunteer as reviewers for all the non-shortlisted entries, and Canadian Authors judges assess the shortlisted titles to determine the finalists in each category.

    Whistler Writing Society
    The Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001 and became a non-profit organization in 2005. Our group includes over 150 members living in the Sea to Sky corridor. From its inception, the group has promoted the literary arts, provided a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community, and sponsored events such as the Whistler Writers Festival, the Whistler Writer in Residence Program and the Author in Schools Program.

    Vivalogue Publishing
    Vivalogue Publishing was established in 2010 with branches in Canada and the United Kingdom. They have provided author services, including editing, design and production, to self-publishing authors. Vivalogue also provides publishing services for non-profits and groups to create fund- and awareness-raising books. The company is the principal administrator of the Whistler Independent Book Awards.