Hackmatack Poster 2019Information for Publishers

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers in Atlantic Canada. Books nominated to to the Hackmatack shortlist will be read by thousands of children in the Atlantic region.

The shortlist will consist of 10 English fiction, 10 English non-fiction, 10 French fiction and 10 French non-fiction Canadian titles suitable for ages nine to twelve (grades 4 to 6).

Books submitted to Hackmatack must:

  • have been published in Canada within the last two years
  • be appropriate for readers in grades 4 to 6
  • have been written by no more than two authors
  • be in print and readily available

For more information on what the Selection Committees look for in submissions, and for information on how to submit books, please click here. The deadline for 2021-22 award submissions is October 15th, 2020.