TLC Client Elizabeth J Jones Makes the Burt Award for Caribbean YA Literature

March 28, 2018 | TLC Talent

CODE and NGC Bocas Lit Fest are thrilled to announce the finalists for the 5th Annual CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. This year’s finalists were selected from over 30 submissions of both published books and unpublished manuscripts from around the Caribbean.

TLC is delighted that among the three finalists is Elizabeth J Jones, whose manuscript was assessed by TLC reader, award-winning YA novelist and editor CJ Flood.

In alphabetical order by title, the three 2018 finalists are:

  • A Dark Iris by Elizabeth J. Jones, Bermuda — manuscript
  • My Fishy Stepmom by Shakirah Bourne, Barbados — manuscript
  • The Dark of the Sea by Imam Baksh, Guyana — manuscript

The winner will be announced on 25 April 2018 at the opening night celebration of the 2018 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

This year, the creator of the winning book will be awarded $10,000 CDN. The two other finalists will be awarded $2,000 CDN each. In addition, publishers of all three books will each be granted a guaranteed purchase of a minimum 2,000 copies.

For more details on the finalists and to read the full announcement, click here.