Thursday, July 13, 2017

Litmags' stories longlisted for this year's Journey Prize

The longlist has been announced for this year's $10,000 Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for best short story by an emerging Canadian writer. (It should be noted how important literary magazines are in bringing these stories to  view.)
  • Lisa Alward from Fredericton, NB for "Old Growth" (The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing
  • Sharon Bala from St. John's, NL for "Butter Tea At Starbucks" (The New Quarterly) and "Reading Week" (PRISM international)
  • Patrick Doerksen from Abbotsford, BC for "Leech" ((parenthetical)) 
  • Sarah Kabamba from Ottawa, ON for "They Come Crying" (Room magazine) 
  • Richard Kelly Kemick from Calgary, AB for "The Most Human Part Of You" (Maisonneuve) and "The Unitarian Church's Annual Young Writer's Short Story Competition" (The New Quarterly)
  • Michael Meagher from Halifax, NS for "Used To It" (PRISM international)
  • Darlene Naponse from Naughton, ON for "She Is Water" (The Malahat Review)
  • Maria Reva from Vancouver, BC for "Subject Winifred" (The Malahat Review)
  • Jack Wang from Vancouver, BC for "The Nature Of Things" (The Malahat Review)
  • Kelly Ward from Toronto, ON for "A Girl And A Dog On A Friday Night" (Taddle Creek)
A shortlist will be released on September 13, and the winner on November 14, at the Writers' Trust Awards in Toronto. The winner will receive $10,000; Finalists: $1,000. The publications that first published these stories are also contenders for a $2,000 prize made possible by McClelland & Stewart.
The longlist of 12 stories are to be featured in The Journey Prize Stories 29, available in bookstores September 26. 

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all the longlisters! Can't wait to read the anthology.

11:15 am  

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