The MYRCA committee is deeply grateful to the publishers who make it possible for us to select the nominees every year.Thank you.

MYRCA Submission Guideline

  • Books must be fiction written for young readers aged 9 to 15 (Grades 4-9)
  • Books must be written by a Canadian or a permanent resident of Canada.
  •  Books must be copyrighted two years prior to the date of the award. For example, books on the 2020 MYRCA shortlist will have a publication date of 2018.
  • Translations may be submitted in the year that the English edition is published.
  • Reprints, re-issues and revised editions are ineligible.
  • High interest – Low vocabulary titles are ineligible.

Publishers are requested to send 3 reading copies of all books that fit these guidelines to the Publisher Liaison:

Sundogs List, grades 4-6:

Sabrina Simmonds :

Northern Lights List, grades 7-9:

Stephanie Ehmann:


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Winnipeg Manitoba

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