2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers

Winner: $10,000; Finalists: $2,500

Save the date: 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry

Submissions for the 2017 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for poetry are now closed.
 Finalists will be announced via press release on May 2. The prize winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Toronto on May 30, beginning with a reception at 5:30pm. 

Prize Guidelines

Established in memory of writer Bronwen Wallace, this award alternates each year between short fiction and poetry. The 2017 prize will be given for an outstanding work of poetry. Bronwen Wallace felt that writers should have more opportunities for 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.

A prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the best work of short fiction. 
Two honourable mentions will each receive $2,500.

To be eligible, candidates must be:
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Under the age of 35 as of March 6, 2017
  • Previously published in an independently edited literary magazine, journal, or anthology
  • Unpublished in book form and without a book contract

Candidates should submit 5-10 pages of unpublished poetry. Manuscript pages must not include identifying information and should be consecutively numbered.

By submitting to this award, candidates grant the Writers’ Trust of Canada permission to publish their work in print and digital formats should they be shortlisted (all rights reserved by the author).

Alessandra Naccarato 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers poetry winner2015 winner Alessandra Naccarato

For more information please contact:
Amanda Hopkins, Program Manager
1-877-906-6548 x242 (toll free)



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