RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

Winner: $5,000; Finalists: $1,000
Sponsored by

RBC Emerging Artists Project

  

 

Bronwen Wallace Event

Celebrating more than 20 years of discovering and promoting the brightest up-and-coming young authors in Canada. Three poetry finalists will be announced on May 5, and the winner will be revealed on May 26 at an event in Toronto. 

The RBC Bronwen Wallace Award is open to writers under the age of 35 and unpublished in book form. Alternating each year between poetry and short fiction, the 2015 award will be given for an exceptional work of poetry. Check back in early 2016 for information on next year's short fiction competition. The $5,000 award is supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which invests in developing artists to help build their professional careers.


2014 Winner


Fisher_ErinFrancesErin Frances Fisher, “Girl”

Stories and poems by past finalists and winners are available as free downloads on iBooks at iTunes.com/BronwenWallace.

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About the Award

Bronwen WallaceIn its 20 year history, the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award has distinguished 69 young writers with a nomination and many have gone on to receive literary acclaim. Past winners include Michael Crummey, Stephanie Bolster, Alissa York, Sonnet L’Abbe, Alison Pick, Jeramy Dodds, Marjorie Celona, Garth Martens, and most recently, Erin Frances Fisher.

Bronwen Wallace was a poet, short story writer, and mentor to many young writers as a creative writing instructor at Queen's University and St. Lawrence College in Kingston. This prize was established in her honour in 1994 by a group of friends and colleagues. Wallace felt that writers should receive greater recognition early in their careers and so this annual award is given to a writer below the age of 35 who has published poetry or prose in literary magazines, journals, or anthologies, but has not yet been published in book form.

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Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
and Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
First Deadline

March 25, 2015

 
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