The annual Journey Prize anthology is a pivotal event in the Canadian publishing year, not least because it recognizes excellent storytelling, but also the many literary magazines in which the short stories originally appear. Very little better exemplifies the role these magazines play in developing new writers. The $10,000 Journey Prize is awarded annually in the fall after publication of the anthology.The names on the list of the 11 longlisted finalists are being released one-by-one. Here are the finalists to date...
- Carleigh Baker, "Chins and Elbows" in subTerrain magazine
- Paige Cooper, "The Roar" in The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada's International Literary Journal
- Charlie Fiset, "If I See the Sun", The Fiddlehead
- Mahak Jain, "The Origin of Jaanvi", Joyland magazine
- Colette Langlois, "The Emigrants", Prism International
- Alex Leslie, "The Person You Want to See", The Rusty Toque
- Andrew MacDonald, "Progress on a Genetic Level", Taddle Creek
- [More to come]
The prize was made possible by James A. Michener's donation of his Canadian royalty earnings from his novel JOURNEY.